therap-, -therapeutic[s], -therapeutically, -therapy, -therapies, -therapist

(Greek: heal, cure; treatment; service done to the sick, [a waiting on])

Treatment by the induction of vomiting.
Treatment of disease by the administration of extracts of endocrine glands.
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.

Treatment of disease by muscular exercise or work.
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.
Treatment of disease or paralysis by means of faradic (induced) electric current.
The treatment of disease with iron.
The use of cold in treatment of diseases.
Treatment of disease by means of an exclusive or nearly exclusive milk diet; also, lactotherapy.
The treatment of disease with the application of direct (galvanic) current.
gelotherapy, gelototherapy
The use of humor as a form of therapy in the treatment of illness by getting the patient to laugh.
The treatment of disease in the aged; also, geriartric therapy.
The treatment of the sick by contact with relics of the saints, visits to shrines, and other religious observations.
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