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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Acupresión

Acupressure (AK-yoo-PREH-sher)
The application of pressure or localized massage to specific sites on the body to control symptoms such as pain or nausea. It is a type of complementary and alternative medicine.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.