the treatment of disease or disorders, as by some remedial, rehabilitating, or curative process: speech therapy.
a curative power or quality.
any act, hobby, task, program, etc., that relieves tension.
- self-ther·a·py, noun, plural self·-ther·a·pies.
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How to use therapy in a sentence
Someone who is true to who they are, that goes to therapy, and takes vacations.
These infusion therapies, from Eli Lilly and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, rely on synthetic immune cells to help fight infections.Are the coronavirus vaccines safe for someone with cancer, dementia or MS? | Judith Graham | January 31, 2021 | Washington Post
You can direct her to therapy, Al-Anon, “The Gift of Fear” by Gavin de Becker.Carolyn Hax: Her sister-in-law has the starring role in a mean group chat | Carolyn Hax | January 31, 2021 | Washington Post
The other typically receives speech therapy and hasn’t received the same services during virtual learning.The racial disparities over who is returning to D.C. classrooms puts equity spotlight on reopening plan | Perry Stein | January 31, 2021 | Washington Post
No one will be required to speak or interact, and participants should understand this is an educational event, not a therapy session.
Though tissues are present and tears are not uncommon, the Dinner Parties are distinctly not grief counseling or group therapy.
I return home after several days in the hospital and start thrice weekly physical therapy.
The campaign included a push for the World Health Organization to condemn gay-conversion therapy.
Collaborating with him on a film was the best kind of therapy I could have asked for.
And for those seeking a quick fix: Studies show that light therapy can spur a mood lift in just several days.
In serum therapy antitoxins are artificially excited into being in the blood of beasts.Essays In Pastoral Medicine | Austin Malley
Thus far we have considered only the scientific aspects of amorphous phosphorus therapy.
The first who wrote upon the therapy of cinchona was Barba, a Spanish physician, whose work was printed in Seville in 1642.An Epitome of the History of Medicine | Roswell Park
In them we have every phase of modern therapy that has the strong element of suggestion in it.Psychotherapy | James J. Walsh
In every department of therapy this has always been done by enthusiasts.Psychotherapy | James J. Walsh
British Dictionary definitions for therapy
the treatment of physical, mental, or social disorders or disease
(in combination): physiotherapy; electrotherapy
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Cultural definitions for therapy
Treatment intended to cure or alleviate an illness or injury, whether physical or mental.
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