From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtherapyther‧a‧py /ˈθerəpi/ ●●○ noun (plural therapies) 1 MH[countable, uncountable] the treatment of an illness or injury over a fairly long period of time new drug therapies radiation therapy for cancer treatment2 MH[uncountable] the treatment or examination of someone’s mental problems by talking to them for a long time about their feelings SYN psychotherapyin therapy Rob was in therapy for several years. a therapy group chemotherapy, occupational, physiotherapy, speech therapy, hormone replacement therapy
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therapyAnyone who has actually experienced acupuncture, or several other complementary therapies, will agree on this.Psychotherapy and group therapy - as an out-patient or in-patient - may also be prescribed.He's been in therapy for years, but he's still got a big self-esteem problem.Bright-light therapy is used as a surrogate for sunshine.Bright-light therapy may be the answer.But that's been a sort of therapy.Oral therapy is a practical means of correcting or preventing hypomagnesemia, particularly in patients with only mild deficits.Don underwent months of physical therapy after the accident.A full recovery will require years of physical therapy.Is the discredited regression therapy still taught and used in any homes and, if so, will he make it illegal?Will she need to have speech therapy?This child is clearly very disturbed emotionally and may require long-term therapy.The therapy involves getting the patient to tell the doctor about their early childhood.Personal Training Biofeedback-This therapy is often utilized in headache and pain therapyJulie's been in therapy for two years.
Origin therapy (1800-1900) Modern Latin therapia, from Greek therapeia, from therapeuein to attend, treat