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Acupressure MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Acupressure
Tree Number(s)
E02.190.599.750.500
E02.779.867.880.500
E02.831.535.867.880.500
Unique ID
D019050
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D019050
Scope Note
A type of massage in which finger pressure on specific body sites is used to promote healing, relieve fatigue, etc. Although the anatomical locations are the same as the ACUPUNCTURE POINTS used in ACUPUNCTURE THERAPY (hence acu-), no needle or other acupuncture technique is employed in acupressure. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed). Shiatsu is a modern outgrowth that focuses more on prevention than healing.
Entry Term(s)
Chih Ya
Shiatsu
Shiatzu
Zhi Ya
NLM Classification #
WB 369.5.A17
Previous Indexing
Acupuncture Points (1990-1995)
Pressure (1983-1995)
Public MeSH Note
96
History Note
96
Date Established
1996/01/01
Date of Entry
1995/05/26
Revision Date
2016/05/31
Acupressure Preferred
Shiatsu Narrower
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