Acupressure is a traditional Chinese medical technique involving the use of finger pressure to manipulate a person's ch'i for the purpose of reestablishing balance between the opposing force of yin and yang in them.
Acupressure is essentially the same as acupuncture, except without the needles - see the entry on acupuncture for more information
The Japanese term, shiatsu ryoho, comes from shi (finger), atsu (pressure) and ryoho (treatment).
Also Known As: shiatsu
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