Definition of Acupressure

1. Noun. Treatment of symptoms by applying pressure with the fingers to specific pressure points on the body.

Exact synonyms: G-jo, Shiatsu
Generic synonyms: Intervention, Treatment
Geographical relationships: Cathay, China, Communist China, Mainland China, People's Republic Of China, Prc, Red China, Japan, Nihon, Nippon



Definition of Acupressure

1. 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.

Definition of Acupressure

1. Noun. 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

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Acupressure

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Medical Definition of Acupressure

1. 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Acupressure

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1874)
"Glasgow Medical Journal, Aug. 1873. 38. acupressure in the Operations of ... The method, which may be termed acupressure en masse, was not described, ..."

2. The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Being a Half-yearly edited by William Braithwaite, James Braithwaite, Edmond Fauriel Trevelyan (1873)
"Having attentively watched the progress of acupressure for nine years, during which period I have seen several thousand vessels ..."

3. The Retrospect of Medicine by William Braithwaite (1873)
"acupressure ; WITH A DESCRIPTION OF A MODIFICATION. By Dr. JC OGILVIE WILL, Aberdeen. Having attentively watched the progress of acupressure for nine years, ..."

4. A Biennial Retrospect of Medicine, Surgery, and Their Allied Sciences, for by New Sydenham Society (1873)
"He uses an ordinary acupressure needle, with a ring at the end opposite the point, ... The result of acupressure is adhesion of the internal surfaces, ..."

5. A Treatise on surgery by Timothy Holmes (1875)
"acupressure. ligature is cast off. In acupressure the metallic foreign bodies by ... The different methods of applying acupressure are reduced by Pirrie, ..."

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