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acupressure (n.)

1859, name of a method (developed by J.Y. Simpson) of stopping surgical bleeding by pinning or wiring the artery shut, from Latin acus "a needle" (from PIE root *ak- "be sharp, rise (out) to a point, pierce") + pressure (n.). From 1958 in reference to the oriental body therapy also known as shiatsu (said to mean literally "finger-pressure" in Japanese).

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Definitions of acupressure from WordNet

acupressure (n.)
treatment of symptoms by applying pressure with the fingers to specific pressure points on the body;
Synonyms: G-Jo / shiatsu
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