acupressure, G-Jo, shiatsu(noun)
treatment of symptoms by applying pressure with the fingers to specific pressure points on the body
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.
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
Origin: [L. acus needle + premere, pressum, to press.]
Acupressure [from Latin acus "needle" + pressure.] is an alternative medicine technique developed in Tibet before the development of Acupuncture. In acupressure physical pressure is applied to trigger points by the hand, elbow, or with various devices. According to Quackwatch acupressure is a dubious practice, and practitioners may "use irrational diagnostic methods to reach diagnoses that do not correspond to scientific concepts of health and disease".
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ak-ū-presh′ūr, n. a mode of arresting hemorrhage from cut arteries, by inserting a needle into the flesh so as to press across the mouth of the artery. [L. acus, a needle, and Pressure.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
checking hemorrhage in arteries during an operation by compressing their orifices with a needle.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A type of massage in which finger pressure on specific body sites is used to promote healing, relieve fatigue, etc. Although the anatomical locations are the same as the ACUPUNCTURE POINTS used in ACUPUNCTURE THERAPY (hence acu-), no needle or other acupuncture technique is employed in acupressure. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed). Shiatsu is a modern outgrowth that focuses more on prevention than healing.
The numerical value of acupressure in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of acupressure in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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