balneotherapy

[ bal-nee-oh-ther-uh-pee ]
/ ˌbæl ni oʊˈθɛr ə pi /

noun

the treatment of diseases, injuries, and other physical ailments with baths and bathing, especially in natural mineral waters.

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Origin of balneotherapy

1880–85; balne- (see balneal) + -o- + therapy

Words nearby balneotherapy

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Example sentences from the Web for balneotherapy

  • These villas are fitted up with everything necessary for clinotherapy and balneotherapy, with fine recreation-rooms.

    South America To-day|Georges Clemenceau

British Dictionary definitions for balneotherapy

balneotherapy
/ (ˌbælnɪəˈθɛrəpɪ) /

noun

the treatment of disease by bathing, esp to improve limb mobility in arthritic and neuromuscular disorders
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