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therapy British & World English

Treatment intended to relieve or heal a disorder

art therapy British & World English

A form of psychotherapy involving the encouragement of free self-expression through painting, drawing, or modelling, used as a remedial or diagnostic activity

sex therapy British & World English

Counselling or other therapy which addresses a person’s psychological or physical sexual problems

play therapy British & World English

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

shock therapy British & World English

Treatment of chronic mental conditions by electroconvulsive therapy or by inducing physiological shock

colon therapy British & World English

Another term for colonic irrigation

zone therapy British & World English

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

gene therapy British & World English

The introduction of normal genes into cells in place of missing or defective ones in order to correct genetic disorders

group therapy British & World English

A form of psychotherapy in which patients meet to describe and discuss their problems

primal therapy British & World English

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

retail therapy British & World English

The practice of shopping in order to make oneself feel more cheerful

salvage therapy British & World English

A therapeutic regimen, normally based on drugs, that is resorted to when preferred therapies have failed

colour therapy British & World English

A system of alternative medicine based on the use of colour, especially projected coloured light

speech therapy British & World English

Training to help people with speech and language problems to speak more clearly

Gerson therapy British & World English

(In complementary medicine) a detoxifying and nutritional programme designed to stimulate the immune system

gestalt therapy British & World English

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

milieu therapy British & World English

Psychotherapy in which the patient’s social environment is controlled or manipulated with a view to preventing self-destructive behavior

aversion therapy British & World English

A type of behaviour therapy designed to make patients give up an undesirable habit by causing them to associate it with an unpleasant effect

behaviour therapy British & World English

The treatment of neurotic symptoms by training the patient’s reactions to stimuli

chelation therapy British & World English

A therapy for mercury or lead poisoning that binds the toxins in the bloodstream by circulating a chelating solution

physical therapy British & World English

US term for physiotherapy.

polarity therapy British & World English

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

radiation therapy British & World English

Another term for radiotherapy.

reparative therapy British & World English

Psychotherapy aimed at changing a person’s homosexuality and based on the view that homosexuality is a mental disorder

supportive therapy British & World English

Treatment designed to improve, reinforce, or sustain a patient’s physiological well-being or psychological self-esteem and self-reliance

X-ray therapy British & World English

Medical treatment of a disease using controlled doses of X-rays

replacement therapy British & World English

Treatment aimed at making up a deficit of a substance normally present in the body

craniosacral therapy British & World English

A system of alternative medicine intended to relieve pain and tension by gentle manipulations of the skull regarded as harmonizing with a natural rhythm in the central nervous system

combination therapy British & World English

Treatment in which a patient is given two or more drugs (or other therapeutic agents) for a single disease

occupational therapy British & World English

The use of particular activities as an aid to recuperation from physical or mental illness

cognitive behavioural therapy British & World English

A type of psychotherapy in which negative patterns of thought about the self and the world are challenged in order to alter unwanted behaviour patterns or treat mood disorders such as depression

hormone replacement therapy British & World English

Treatment with oestrogens with the aim of alleviating menopausal symptoms or osteoporosis

hippotherapy British & World English

The use of horse riding as a therapeutic or rehabilitative treatment, especially as a means of improving coordination, balance, and strength

crystal healing British & World English

The use of the supposed healing powers of crystals in alternative medicine

crystal therapy in crystal healing British & World English

The use of the supposed healing powers of crystals in alternative medicine

physiotherapy British & World English

The treatment of disease, injury, or deformity by physical methods such as massage, heat treatment, and exercise rather than by drugs or surgery

physical therapy in physiotherapy British & World English

The treatment of disease, injury, or deformity by physical methods such as massage, heat treatment, and exercise rather than by drugs or surgery

talking cure British & World English

A method of treating psychological disorders or emotional difficulties that involves talking to a therapist or counsellor, in either individual or group sessions

talking therapy in talking cure British & World English

A method of treating psychological disorders or emotional difficulties that involves talking to a therapist or counsellor, in either individual or group sessions

cognitive therapy in cognitive behavioural therapy British & World English

A type of psychotherapy in which negative patterns of thought about the self and the world are challenged in order to alter unwanted behaviour patterns or treat mood disorders such as depression

therapy English Thesaurus

a wide range of complementary therapies

therapy English-Spanish

terapia feminine

color therapy English-Spanish

colorterapia feminine

shock therapy English-Spanish

electrochoque masculine, electroshock masculine

Gestalt therapy English-Spanish

terapéutica


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