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Acupuncture vs. Acupressure — What's the Difference?

Acupuncture vs. Acupressure

Difference Between Acupuncture and Acupressure

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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.
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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 "meridians" in the body.
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Acupuncture

A procedure used in or adapted from Chinese medical practice in which specific body areas are pierced with fine needles for therapeutic purposes or to relieve pain or produce regional anesthesia.
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Acupressure

See shiatsu.
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Acupuncture

To subject to acupuncture.
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Acupressure

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

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

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

(transitive) To treat with acupuncture.
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Acupressure

(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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Acupuncture

Pricking with a needle; a needle prick.
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Acupressure

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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Acupuncture

To treat with acupuncture.
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Acupressure

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

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