acupressure definition

  • noun:
    • See shiatsu.
    • an alternative solution medication strategy, based on acupuncture, where actual stress is placed on acupoints.
    • A mode of arresting hemorrhage caused by injuries or surgical operations, by passing underneath the divided vessel a needle, the ends that tend to be remaining exposed externally on the cutaneous surface.
    • A mode of arresting hemorrhage caused by injuries or medical operations, by-passing beneath the divided vessel a needle, the stops that tend to be remaining revealed externally on the cutaneous surface.
    • In surgery, a technique (first published by Sir J. Y. Simpson in 1859) of preventing hemorrhage in arteries during amputations, etc., consisting in pressing the artery closely through a pin or needle or little inelastic wire, launched through the sides or flaps of the wound, in the place of attaching with a thread. There are many modes of placing the pin.
    • treatment of signs through the use of stress with all the hands to specific pressure spots from the body

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