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Acupressure

ACUPRESSURE (from Lat. acus, a needle, and premere, to press), the name given to a method of restraining haemorrhage, introduced by Sir J. Y. Simpson, the direct pressure of a metallic needle, either alone or assisted by a loop of wire, being used to close the vessel near the bleeding point.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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