Treatment intended to relieve or heal a disorder
a wide range of complementary therapies
The use of domestic animals for the therapeutic effect their presence or companionship can have on the mentally or physically ill, the elderly and lonely, etc.
A form of psychotherapy involving the encouragement of free self-expression through painting, drawing, or modelling, used as a remedial or diagnostic activity
Counselling or other therapy which addresses a person’s psychological or physical sexual problems
Treatment of humans with living cells from various animal species, (formerly) used especially for conditions associated with ageing.
The therapeutic use of music in the treatment of certain (especially mental) conditions.
The treatment of bacterial disease using bacteriophages specific for the pathogenic bacteria.
Therapy in which emotionally disturbed children are encouraged to act out their fantasies and express their feelings through play, aided by a therapist’s interpretations
Medical treatment of a disease using controlled doses of X-rays
Another term for colonic irrigation
The introduction of normal genes into cells in place of missing or defective ones in order to correct genetic disorders
A form of psychotherapy in which patients meet to describe and discuss their problems
The use of lasers in surgery and other medical or cosmetic treatment
Treatment of chronic mental conditions by electroconvulsive therapy or by inducing physiological shock
A system of alternative medicine (such as reflexology) in which different parts of the feet or hands are associated with different parts of the body
(The provision of) various treatments aimed at improving a person's appearance or well-being.
Any form of therapy aimed at relieving problems in a sexual or domestic partnership.
= couples therapy.
A form of counselling or psychotherapy in which members of a family meet together with a therapist in order to address problems arising in the family unit.
The treatment of disease with magnets or magnetism.
Any form of therapy aimed at relieving problems in the relationship of a married couple (more widely: of any couple).
The treatment of ailments or relief of pain by means of massage.
Psychotherapy in which the patient’s social environment is controlled or manipulated with a view to preventing self-destructive behavior
Radiotherapy employing a beam of (slow or fast) neutrons; specifically = neutron capture therapy.
(More fully foreign protein therapy) protein shock therapy (now historical).
Radiotherapy using radium or its compounds as the source of radiation.
Psychol. a type of psychotherapy which emphasizes responsible decision-making as a means to fulfil one's psychological needs and personal goals.
Therapy that provides release from emotional or physical tension.
Treatment (especially of neoplastic disease or infection) with a combination of three drugs.
A system of alternative medicine based on the use of colour, especially projected coloured light
(In complementary medicine) a detoxifying and nutritional programme designed to stimulate the immune system
A psychotherapeutic approach developed by Fritz Perls (1893–1970). It focuses on insight into gestalts in patients and their relations to the world, and often uses role playing to aid the resolution of past conflicts
The use of hormones in medical treatment
A form of psychotherapy which focuses on a patient’s earliest emotional experiences and encourages verbal expression of childhood suffering, typically using an empty chair or other prop to represent a parent towards whom anger is directed
The practice of shopping in order to make oneself feel more cheerful
A therapeutic regimen, normally based on drugs, that is resorted to when preferred therapies have failed
Training to help people with speech and language problems to speak more clearly
The production of prolonged continuous sleep for therapeutic purposes.
Treatment with oestrogen; oestrogen replacement therapy.
Any of various forms of therapy (chiefly involving hypnosis) in which regression is induced, typically in order to discover possible causes of a disorder, habit, etc., or to recover repressed memories.
Therapy using techniques such as meditation, massage, etc., to promote and aid relaxation; also as a count noun.
The therapeutic use of X-rays; radiotherapy; radiation therapy.
= triple therapy.
A type of behaviour therapy designed to make patients give up an undesirable habit by causing them to associate it with an unpleasant effect
The treatment of neurotic symptoms by training the patient’s reactions to stimuli
A therapy for mercury or lead poisoning that binds the toxins in the bloodstream by circulating a chelating solution
US term for physiotherapy.
A system of treatment used in alternative medicine, intended to restore a balanced distribution of the body’s energy, and incorporating manipulation, exercise, and dietary restrictions