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Definition of Acupressure

Acupressure: A traditional Chinese medicine bodywork technique based on the principles of acupuncture. Acupressure is the application of pressure rather than needles on specific points on the body to control symptoms such as pain or nausea.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 10/30/2013

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