- of or relating to the treating or curing of disease; curative.
- a therapeutic substance.
Origin of therapeutic
Examples from the Web for therapeutic
He did suffer from ‘Black Dog’ [depression] as he called it and having something to concentrate on was therapeutic for him.Churchill’s Secret Treasures for Sale: A British PM’s Life on the Auction Block
December 8, 2014
Moreover, new research suggests that Furosemide may have no therapeutic value at all.How Kentucky Will Save Horse Racing From Itself
September 4, 2014
Cruikshank often speaks about the potential of yoga to be therapeutic — even medicinal.Yoga Is Good for You. But Is It Medicine?
June 27, 2014
Only then will we find a therapeutic solution that fully restores autonomy to those who have been robbed of independence.Electric Stimulation and Rigorous Physical Therapy Show Promise for Paralysis Patients
Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD, Tej Azad
April 10, 2014
Gupta points out that even methamphetamine and cocaine are recognized for their therapeutic value as “Schedule II” drugs.Sanjay Gupta’s Pot Pilgrimage for Pain Relief
Valerie Vande Panne
March 11, 2014
It was new as a therapeutic system, however old its philosophic elements.Psychotherapy
Dr. Epstein is one of the finest Therapeutic men in the city.An Ounce of Cure
Alan Edward Nourse
Lowen was interested in the therapeutic implications of Reich's work.
Therapeutic running also tends appreciably to lessen anxiety.
There is no satisfactory evidence of its therapeutic efficacy.
- of or relating to the treatment of disease; curative
- serving or performed to maintain healththerapeutic abortion
Word Origin and History for therapeutic
pertaining to the healing of disease, 1640s, probably shortened from therapeutical (c.1600), from Modern Latin therapeuticus "curing, healing," from Greek therapeutikos, from therapeutes "one ministering," from therapeutein "to cure, treat," of unknown origin, related to therapon (genitive therapontos) "attendant." Therapeutic was used from 1540s as a noun meaning "the branch of medicine concerned with treatment of disease."
- Having or exhibiting healing powers.
- Of or relating to therapeutics.