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What is the difference between acupuncture and acupressure?

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Dr. Neetu Ahluwalia
Pain Management
6 doctors agree

In brief: Needles & no needles

Acupuncture points and acupressure points are similar, the difference is whether needles are used or not.
Some people get effective relief with just treatment to pressure points.

In brief: Needles & no needles

Acupuncture points and acupressure points are similar, the difference is whether needles are used or not.
Some people get effective relief with just treatment to pressure points.
Dr. Neetu Ahluwalia
Dr. Neetu Ahluwalia
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Use of needles.

In accupuncture needles are used.
In acupressure only pressure on trigger points is used.

In brief: Use of needles.

In accupuncture needles are used.
In acupressure only pressure on trigger points is used.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: vs.

Meridians & acupuncture points are same.
Acupressure does not use needles. Acupuncture uses needles & often electrical stimulation as well.

In brief: vs.

Meridians & acupuncture points are same.
Acupressure does not use needles. Acupuncture uses needles & often electrical stimulation as well.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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