naprapathy


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na·prap·a·thy

 (nə-prăp′ə-thē)
n. pl. na·prap·a·thies
Treatment of disease by manipulation of joints, muscles, and ligaments and nutritional therapy, based on the belief that many diseases are caused by displacement of connective tissues.

[Czech náprava, correction (from napravit, to correct : na-, to, on from Old Church Slavonic na, na-; see an- in Indo-European roots + pravý, true, correct, from Old Church Slavonic pravŭ; see per in Indo-European roots) + -pathy.]

nap′ra·path′ (năp′rə-păth′) n.

naprapathy

(nəˈpræpəθɪ)
n
(Complementary Medicine) a drugless method of treating neuro-musculoskeletal conditions by manipulating the muscles, tendons, and ligaments

naprapathy

a healing system based on the theory that disease or illness is caused by strained ligaments and other problems of connective tissue and can be treated by massage. — naprapath, n.
See also: Remedies
a healing system based on the theory that disease or illness is caused by strained ligaments and other problems of connective tissue and can be treated by massage. — naprapath, n.
See also: Medical Specialties
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Noun1.naprapathy - a drugless method of treatment based on the belief that disease symptoms arise from problems with ligaments and connective tissues
treatment, intervention - care provided to improve a situation (especially medical procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury)
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She holds a doctor of naprapathy degree from the Chicago National College of Naprapathy in Illinois.
Greg Shropshire, who shares her enthusiasm for herbal healing and works with her in Belize, received their training at the Chicago National College of Naprapathy.