actinotherapy


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actinotherapy

(ˌæktɪnəʊˈθɛrəpɪ)
n
(Medicine) a former name for radiotherapy

actinotherapy

radiotherapy.
See also: Radiation
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.actinotherapy - (medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substanceactinotherapy - (medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substance
therapy - (medicine) the act of caring for someone (as by medication or remedial training etc.); "the quarterback is undergoing treatment for a knee injury"; "he tried every treatment the doctors suggested"; "heat therapy gave the best relief"
phototherapy - the use of strong light to treat acne or hyperbilirubinemia of the newborn
Curietherapy, radium therapy - the use of radium in radiation therapy
X-ray therapy - the therapeutic use of X rays
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
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In "Light Therapies: A Complete Guide to the Healing Power of Light" he draws upon his years of experience and expertise to create a comprehensive guide to the therapeutic benefits of light and color and how they affect our physical and psychological well-being; to share scientific research on how different wavelengths of light influence our cells, brain function, sleep patterns, and emotional stability; to examine several forms of light therapy, including chromotherapy, heliotherapy, actinotherapy, and thermotherapy; and to explain how to use light and color therapy, maximize the benefits of sunlight, and avoid the health risks of new light sources such as compact fluorescents and LEDs.
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In 1935 an amendment to the Act extended the minimum training requirements from 12 months to 21 months and permitted nurses, who had completed a relevant training additional to their nursing qualification, to practise actinotherapy. The amended Act defined actinotherapy as the external application of infrared and ultraviolet irradiation.