What is the difference between Acupressure and Chiropractic?

The difference between acupressure and chiropractic

is that "acupressure" is an alternative medicine technique, derived from acupuncture, in which physical pressure is applied to acupoints and "chiropractic" is a system of health care involving manipulation of the spinal column and other body structures, for the purpose of alleviating neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction.

acupressure

chiropractic

Noun

  • (uncountable) An alternative medicine technique, derived from acupuncture, in which physical pressure is applied to acupoints.
  • (countable) An act or instance of applying an acupressure technique.
  • (dated) A mode of arresting hemorrhage resulting from wounds or surgical operations, by passing under the divided vessel a needle, the ends of which are left exposed externally on the cutaneous surface.

Exemple

  • The warm needles of water acted like tiny acupressures on his face.

Noun

  • (alternative medicine) A system of health care involving manipulation of the spinal column and other body structures, for the purpose of alleviating neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction.

Synonyms

  • chiropractics

Related terms

  • chiropractor
  • chiropath
  • chiropraxy

Adjective

  • Relating to chiropractics.