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acupressure


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Acupressure  \Ac`u*pres"sure\,  n.  [L.  acus  needle  +  premere 
  pressum  to  press.]  (Surg.) 
  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.  --Simpson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  acupressure 
  n  :  (Chinese  and  Japanese)  treatment  of  symptoms  by  applying 
  pressure  with  the  fingers  to  specific  pressure  points  on 
  the  body  [syn:  {G-Jo},  {shiatsu}] 




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