balneotherapy


balneotherapy
n.
the treatment of disease by bathing, usually in the mineral-containing waters of hot springs. The once fashionable ‘water cures’, taken at spas, certainly had a more psychological than physical effect. Today, specialized remedial treatment in baths, under the supervision of physiotherapists, is used to alleviate pain and improve blood circulation and limb mobility in arthritis and in nerve and muscle disorders.

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  • Balneotherapy — (from Latin: balneum, bath ) the treatment of disease by bathing. It may involve hot or cold water, massage via moving water, relaxation or stimulation. Many mineral waters at spas are rich in particular minerals (silica, sulfur, selenium,… …   Wikipedia

  • balneotherapy — al ne*o*ther a*py, n. [L. balneum bath + Gr. qerapey ein to heal.] The treatment of disease by baths. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • balneotherapy — balneoterapija statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Gydymas mineraliniu vandeniu, mineralinio vandens vartojimas profilaktikos tikslams. kilmė lot. balneum – maudyklė + terapija atitikmenys: angl. balneotherapy vok. Balneotherapie …   Sporto terminų žodynas

  • balneotherapy — balneoterapija statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Mokslas apie mineralinių šaltinių vandens vartojimą gydymo reikalams. kilmė lot. balneum – maudyklė + terapija atitikmenys: angl. balneotherapy vok. Balneotherapie, f rus.… …   Sporto terminų žodynas

  • balneotherapy — /bal nee oh ther euh pee/, n. the treatment of diseases, injuries, and other physical ailments with baths and bathing, esp. in natural mineral waters. [1880 85; balne (see BALNEAL) + O + THERAPY] * * * …   Universalium

  • balneotherapy — noun The treatment of disease by bathing …   Wiktionary

  • balneotherapy — bal·neo·ther·a·py ther ə pē n, pl pies the treatment of disease by baths * * * n. the treatment of disease by bathing, usually in the mineral containing waters of hot springs. The once fashionable water cures , taken at spas, certainly had a more …   Medical dictionary

  • balneotherapy — [ˌbalnɪə(ʊ) θɛrəpi] noun the treatment of disease by bathing in mineral springs …   English new terms dictionary

  • balneotherapy — bal·neo·therapy …   English syllables

  • balneotherapy —   n. treatment by natural waters.    ♦ balneotherapeutic, a.    ♦ balneotherapeutics, n …   Dictionary of difficult words


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