naprapathy
naprapathy aprapathy n. A drugless method of treatment based on the belief that disease symptoms arise from problems with ligaments and connective tissues. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • Naprapathy — Not to be confused with Naturopathy. Manipulative and body based methods edit Acupressure Body work Chiropractic Manipulative therapy Massage therapy Manual lymphatic drainage Naprapathy Postural Integration (PI) …   Wikipedia

  • naprapathy — noun Etymology: Czech naprava correction + English pathy Date: 1909 a system of treatment by manipulation of connective tissue and adjoining structures and by dietary measures that is held to facilitate the recuperative and regenerative processes …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • naprapathy — naprapath /nap reuh path /, n. /neuh prap euh thee/, n. a system or method of treating disease that employs no medications but uses manipulation of muscles, joints, ligaments, etc., to stimulate the natural healing process. [1915 20; < Czech… …   Universalium

  • naprapathy — noun A branch of alternative medicine, a manipulative therapy that focuses on the evaluation and treatment of neuromusculoskeletal conditions …   Wiktionary

  • naprapathy — na·prap·a·thy nə prap ə thē n, pl thies a system of treatment by manipulation of connective tissue and adjoining structures (as ligaments, joints, and muscles) and by dietary measures that is held to facilitate the recuperative and regenerative… …   Medical dictionary

  • naprapathy — n. treatment based on the idea that all diseases are caused by dysfunction in the muscular system and can by cured by massage therapy (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • naprapathy — na·prap·a·thy …   English syllables

  • naprapathy — n. a system of medicine based on the belief that a great many diseases are attributable to displacement of ligaments, tendons, and other connective tissues and that cure can be brought about only by manipulation to correct these displacements …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • naprapathy — The process of massaging ligaments to cure illness …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • naprapathy —   n. medical treatment by manipulation of spine, thorax or pelvis …   Dictionary of difficult words

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