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

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

Hydrotherapy in which heated water is utilized as a treatment for physical ailments.
The use of abnormally high body temperature, especially that which is induced for therapeutic purposes.
1. Psychotherapy that involves the use of hypnotism or treatment by inducing a trance-like sleep; especially, for treatment of chronic pain.
2. Therapy based on, or using hypnosis, especially for treatment of chronic pain.
3. The use of hypnosis as the major or sole modality of psychotherapy.

Hypnotherapy is defined by some as "psychotherapy" that uses hypnosis as part of its treatment in an effort to uncover events from a person's past that may be influencing someone's present thoughts.

It is emphasized by experts that "hypnosis in itself is not hypnotherapy."

Originally, the therapeutic administration of serum containing preformed antibodies produced by another individual; currently it includes nonspecific systemic stimulation, adjuvants, active specific immunotherapy, and adoptive immunotherapy.
An obsolete term for hormonotherapy.
1. Treatment of disease with iodine and its compounds.
2. The use of iodine medication, as in treating goiter due to iodine deficiency.
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.

The treatment of a disease by administering the active causative agent of the same disease.
A form of worry or anxiety substitution therapy; that is, substitution of an immediate minor but remediable worry or concern for a looming and more serious worry (or anxiety).
The treatment of burns and denuded surfaces with wax or paraffin preparations.
Physical therapy involving motion and a range of motion exercises. Also: kinesiatrics, kinesiotherapy, kinetotherapy.
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