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acupressure Line breaks: acu|pres¦sure
Pronunciation: /ˈakjʊˌprɛʃə/

Definition of acupressure in English:


[mass noun]
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.
Example sentences
  • She has been having mind and body therapy, acupressure and acupuncture.
  • If someone is less flexible or unwell, more emphasis would be placed on working the energy lines with acupressure rather than stretching the body.
  • From these therapies they have selected four - massage, aromatherapy, acupressure and reflexology - that can be safely and effectively performed at home without prior training.


1950s: blend of acupuncture and pressure.

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