acupressure

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Blend of acupuncture +‎ pressure?

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acupressure ‎(countable and uncountable, plural acupressures)

  1. (uncountable) An alternative medicine technique, derived from acupuncture, in which physical pressure is applied to acupoints.
  2. (countable) An act or instance of applying an acupressure technique.
  3. (dated) 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.

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