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