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Acupuncture vs. Acupressure

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Acupuncturenoun

The insertion of needles into the (living) tissue of the body, especially for purposes of pain relief.

Acupressurenoun

(uncountable) An alternative medicine technique, derived from acupuncture, in which physical pressure is applied to acupoints.

Acupunctureverb

(transitive) To treat with acupuncture.

Acupressurenoun

(countable) An act or instance of applying an acupressure technique.

Acupuncturenoun

Pricking with a needle; a needle prick.

Acupressurenoun

(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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Acupunctureverb

To treat with acupuncture.

Acupressurenoun

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.

Acupuncturenoun

treatment of pain or disease by inserting the tips of needles at specific points on the skin

Acupressurenoun

treatment of symptoms by applying pressure with the fingers to specific pressure points on the body

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine and a component of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in which thin needles are inserted into the body. Acupuncture is a pseudoscience; the theories and practices of TCM are not based on scientific knowledge, and it has been characterized as quackery.

Acupressure

Acupressure (Chinese -Tui na), is an alternative medicine technique often used in conjunction with acupuncture. It is based on the concept of life energy which flows through in the body.

‘meridians’;

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