Definition of Acupressure


Acupressure: 1. Any treatment that allegedly involves the surface stimulation of acupoints digitally, manually, or with tools held in the hand. Practitioners may be called “acupressurists.” “G-jo” is Chinese for “first aid.” 2. An ancient Asian art involving applied pressure to certain pressure points along the body to open energy flows, release tension, and promote balance.

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This section is designed as a jumping-off point. We’ve “spotlighted” just a few medical studies on acupressure to introduce you to the nature and diversity of the research. Consider it a springboard to the RESEARCH area.


The heart of the portal. Search the Natural Standard, Cochrane and PubMed databases – and the search engine TRIP – for clinical studies about acupressure‘s impact on numerous health issues.


Investigate the clinical trials currently underway for acupressure. Where they’re being conducted around the world – which health conditions are being studied – and how to get involved.