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therapy
1. Treatment of physical, mental, or behavioral problems that is meant to cure or rehabilitate someone.
2. The treatment of disease, illness, or some other physical disorder; therapeutics.
(tearing or injuring the meniscus of the knee and possible therapy)
(Greek: heal, cure; treatment; service done to the sick, [a waiting on])
Word Entries containing the term: “therapy
antidotal therapy (s) (noun), antidotal therapies (pl)
A treatment, or treatments, specifically directed towards reversing or counteracting the effects of a poison: The doctor rushed the order for antidotal therapy at the hospital as soon as possible in order to save the life of his patient.
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autogenic training, autogenic therapy
1. A method of relieving stress by using meditation and other mental exercises to produce physical relaxation.
2. A relaxation technique utilizing self-suggestion, and meditation.

Autogenic Therapy is a research based relaxation technique that promotes self empowerment and peace of mind.

"Autogenic" means generated from within and once learned, Autogenic Therapy becomes a skill for life which can help to reduce stress and increase well being.

—As stated by the British Autogenic Society.

Autogenic Training (AT) is a relaxation technique, a psycho-physiologically-based form of autonomic self-regulation, and a self-help resource for health.

It is a method of inducing the relaxation response which is opposite to the stress response, bringing about a healthy balance between the sympathetic (fight or flight) and the parasympathetic (rest renewal and repair) activities of the body's autonomic nervous system.

—As stated by Dr. A. Bowden. M.B., Ch.B, D.C.H, MFHom. Lead Clinician Autogenic Training The Royal London Homoeopathic Hospital.

Autogenic training, devised in the early 1900s by German psychiatrist and neurologist, J. H. Schultz, first published in 1932, is a way of using suggestive words or phrases; such as, "I feel calm" or "I feel heavy" to passively encourage your body to relax.

Dr. Schultz' method, known as autogenous training, teaches a people to create a feeling of warmth and heaviness throughout their bodies; thereby experiencing a profound state of physical relaxation, bodily health, and mental peace.

Once you become proficient at it, you can use autogenics to overcome addictions (such as smoking or gambling), change unwanted behaviors (such as nail biting), and resolve anxieties (such as fear of flying).

In fact, you can use autogenics to help overcome just about any psychological or physiological problem; and the results will vary (a) according to the severity of the problem and (b) according to your own discipline and confidence.

—Based on information from
A Guide to Psychology and its Practice, "Augogenic Training".
biological therapy
Any form of treatment for abnormal behavior that alters the individual's physiological processes, including electric shock treatment, surgery, etc.
cognitive-behavior therapy (s) (noun), cognitive-behavior therapies (pl)
A medical method of treating mental disorders; such as, anxiety or depression, from the perspective that the way people think about themselves and the world all have influences on their emotions and behavior: Cognitive-behavior therapy is based on the way in which every person relates to his or her environment and it provides treatment to be more specific to meet each individual's needs.
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convulsive shock therapy, electroconvulsive shock therapy, ECT, electroshock therapy (s) (noun); convulsive shock therapies, electroconvulsive shock therapies, ECTs, electroshock therapies (pl)
A treatment in which convulsions are induced by passing a low-voltage alternating electric current through the brain.

The use of such a technique is used in psychology, or psychiatry, to treat severe psychiatric disorders.

craniosacral therapy
An alternative therapy in which practitioners attempt to create positive effects by manipulating the bones of the skull and spine, as well as the fascia (flat layers of fibrous tissue that separate different layers of tissue) that underlies muscle tissue.
crisis theory for crisis therapy
A framework which is developed for defining and explaining the circumstances that take place when people are confronted with problems which appear to be impossible to solve.
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electroconvulsive therapy management (s) (noun)
A nursing intervention from the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) defined as assisting with the safe and efficient provision of electroconvulsive therapy in the treatment of psychiatric illness.
electroconvulsive therapy, electroconvulsive treatment, ECT (s); electroconvulsive therapies, electroconvulsive treatments, ECTs (pl) (nouns)
1. The induction of a brief convulsion by passing an electric current through the brain for the treatment of affective disorders; especially, in patients resistant to psychoactive-drug therapy.

Electroconvulsive therapy is primarily used when rapid definitive response is required for either medical or psychiatric reasons; such as, for a patient who is extremely suicidal and when the risks of other treatments outweigh the risk of ECT.

2. The use of an electric shock to produce convulsions.

There is a use for this type of treatment with specific types of mental illness; especially, if acute depression and suicidal intentions are present.

3. The use of controlled, measured doses of electric shock to induce convulsions.

Such convulsions can sometimes treat clinical depressions which can not be treated with medication.

electrodermal activity therapy
A type of biofeedback therapy in which sensors attached to the palm of the hand or palmar aspects of the fingers are used to monitor sweat output in response to stress.

It is used in the treatment of stress, anxiety disorders, chronic pain, and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating).

electroshock therapy, electroshock treatment, EST
1. The passing of a small electric current through the brain to induce a seizure, used in the treatment of severe psychiatric disorders.
2. A treatment of certain mental disorders by passing an electric current of 85-110 volts through the brain.
3. The use of electric current to produce unconsciousness or convulsions in the treatment of psychotic disorders; especially, depressive disorders.
4. The induction of convulsive seizures by the passing of an electric current through the brain.

It is sometimes used in the treatment of acute depression.

electrosleep therapy
A technique designed to induce sleep; especially, in psychiatric patients, by administering a low-amplitude pulsating current to the brain.

Electrosleep therapy is said to be beneficial for patients with anxieties, depressions, gastric distress, insomnia, personality disorders, and schizophrenia.

equine therapy, equinetherapy
1. A physical, occupational, or speech therapy treatment strategy that utilizes equine (horse) movements.
2.Therapy programs that focus primarily on horse handling, riding techniques, and on the therapeutic benefits of the relationships between the "patients" and the horses.

Riding horses for therapeutic purposes has helped children with a very wide range of disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, substance abuse, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, amputation, developmental disorders, spinal cord injury, brain injury, Cerebral Palsy, seizure disorders, visual and hearing impairment, learning disorders, emotional problems, anxiety disorder, behavioral problems, and other problems.

Equine therapy is founded on the principle that, through working with horses, students can learn life skills that initiate change.

All aspects of horses and horsemanship are used in the program, from bareback riding, to jumping, to barrel racing, to young horse training.

Horsemanship skills are integrated with team building activities, experiential learning, and therapy groups to create a variety of beneficial programs.

Riding horses improves muscle tone, balance, posture, motor coordination, concentration, self-confidence, and self-esteem according to the those who are involved with equine therapy.

estrogen therapy
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) or the therapeutic administration of estrogen and progesterone, especially to postmenopausal women, to reduce symptoms and signs of estrogen deficiency such as hot flashes and osteoporosis.
heliotherapy, heliation, solar therapy, solar treatment
1. The use of the sun's rays for therapeutic (treatment) purposes.
2. The treatment of disease by exposing the body to sunlight.
inhalation therapy apparatus
Any instrument that is utilized to improve the pulmonary (lung) function; such as, a full-face mask, an endotracheal airway, a mechanical ventilator, or anything which supplies oxygen.
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ionotherapy, ultraviolet therapy
1. The process of electric current traveling through a salt solution, causing migration of the metal (positive) ion to the negative pole and the radical (negative) ion to the positive pole; or the introduction of various ions into tissues through the skin by means of electricity.
2. The use of ultraviolet radiation in treatment of diseases, particularly those affecting the skin.
3. Ultraviolet therapy, it the use of ultraviolet electromagnetic radiation in the treatment of disease, usually of the skin, is used in humans, but not commonly employed in veterinary medicine.

This is the part of the sun's spectrum that causes sunburn and tanning.

meditation therapy (s) (noun), meditation therapies (pl)
A method of achieving relaxation and consciousness expansion: The use of meditation therapies involve focusing on a key word, a sound, or an image while eliminating outside stimuli from one's thoughts.

Meditation therapy is a physically calming treatment for the body and mind and some clinical trials have shown that such procedures can be a valuable therapy for reducing stress levels and in helping to treat stress-related disorders.

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metabolic therapy (MEH tuh BAH lik THAYR uh pee)
Treatment to correct changes in metabolism that can be caused by disease.
mucin therapy
The administration of mucin as therapy for peptic ulcers, to protect the gastric mucosa against the action of pepsin and hydrochloric acid by protective coating and by neutralization of the hydrochloric acid.
orthomolecular therapy
The treatment of disease based on the theory that restoration of optimal concentrations of substances normally present in the body; such as, vitamins, trace elements, and amino acids, will bring about a cure.
proton-beam therapy, proton beam therapy, proton therapy
1. Treatment in which doctors use nuclear technology and magnets to fire protons into tumors at about two thirds the speed of light.

Proton therapy's promise lies in its ability to destroy cancerous cells while sparing healthy cells half a millimeter away, reducing side effects. It also allows doctors to ramp up the radiation dose, theoretically improving cure rates.

The precise targeting is possible because the subatomic particles release the bulk of their destructive energy beneath the skin, at the tumor's depth, rather than near the surface, as X-rays do; and while standard radiation tends to cause damage to healthy tissues on the far side of tumor, protons slow and stop as they release their energy pulse, eliminating a harmful exit dose.

—Compiled from information discovered in the
U.S. News & World Report, by Adam Voiland in "The Promise of Proton-Beam Therapy";
November 18, 2008.
2. A precise form of radiation treatment for cancer and other conditions.

It is said to minimize damage to healthy tissue and surrounding organs, and such proton treatment is considered to be highly successful and it results in fewer side effects.

reality therapy
A psychiatric treatment based on the concept that some patients deny the reality of the world around them.

Therapy is directed to assist such patients in recognizing and accepting the present situation.

The main technique is confrontation; the therapist consistently confronts the client with the reality of the situation.

Illness or pathology is viewed as a defense against the real world. The purpose of the confrontation is to minimize distortion.

testosterone therapy
WESTPORT, February 16, 2000 (Reuters Health) - Testosterone therapy provides short-term relief of hypogonadal symptoms in men with symptomatic HIV infection, according to a multicenter group. Specifically, after six weeks of therapy, the subjects showed improvements in libido, energy levels, mood and muscle mass.
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art therapy
A form of treatment in which patients are encouraged to express their thoughts and feelings through painting, sculpture, or some other form of art.
leech therapy
1. To treat as a physician; that is, to cure, to heal.
2. To bleed patients for medical treatment by the use of leeches.
3. A nursing intervention from the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) defined as application of medicinal leeches to help drain replanted or transplanted tissue engorged with venous blood.

Thousands of patients currently owe the successful reattachment of body parts to miraculous technological advances in plastic and reconstructive surgery; however, at least some of these operations might have failed if leeches had not been reintroduced into the operating room. The appendages reattached include fingers, hands, toes, legs, ears, noses and scalps.

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