Definition of acupressure noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈækjupreʃə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈækjupreʃər//
(also shiatsu) [uncountable] Complementary medicine
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a form of medical treatment, originally from East Asia, in which pressure is applied to particular parts of the body using the fingers See related entries: Complementary medicine Word Origin1950s: blend of acupuncture and pressure.
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