Noun Acupressure Definition and Examples







A form of alternative therapy in which manual pressure is used to stimulate specific points on the body along what are considered to be lines of energy.
  1. 'In addition, you might try other strategies, such as progressive muscle relaxation, acupuncture and acupressure.'
  2. 'The flow of Chi through the body is also encountered in traditional Chinese medicine, where techniques such as acupuncture and acupressure are used to re-establish the Chi balance.'
  3. 'This complete system of Yoga therapy combines rhythmic massage, acupressure, gentle twisting, deep stretching and meditation.'
  4. 'Practitioners of Thai massage use techniques from massage, yoga, acupressure, reflexology, and energy work to stretch and heal the body.'
  5. 'Some of the therapies discussed include acupuncture and acupressure, drama and dance, herbal remedies, homeopathy, music, biofeedback, and therapeutic touch.'
  6. 'If someone is less flexible or unwell, more emphasis would be placed on working the energy lines with acupressure rather than stretching the body.'
  7. 'It has its basis in traditional Chinese medicine, and uses the same principles of energy and meridians as acupuncture or acupressure.'
  8. 'The feedback I receive is very specific, suggesting that acupressure is capable of providing a positive birthing choice for both women and their support people.'
  9. 'The basis of acupuncture and acupressure has been understood and utilized by oriental physicians for over 2,000 years.'
  10. 'Some massages combine other touch therapies such as acupressure and reflexology - which practitioners say release your natural energy by stimulating pressure points in your body.'
((n.) A mode of arresting hemorrhage resulting from wounds or surgical operations, by passing under the divided vessel a needle, the ends of which are left exposed externally on the cutaneous surface.)


1. a type of massage in which finger pressure on the specific bodily sites described in acupuncture therapy is used to promote healing, alleviate fatigue, etc.

2. Medicine/Medical. a procedure for stopping blood flow from an injured blood vessel.

1950s: blend of acupuncture and pressure.

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