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balneotherapy

[bal-nee-oh-ther-uh-pee] /ˌbæl ni oʊˈθɛr ə pi/
noun
1.
the treatment of diseases, injuries, and other physical ailments with baths and bathing, especially in natural mineral waters.
Origin of balneotherapy
1880-1885
1880-85; balne- (see balneal) + -o- + therapy
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  • 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
1.
the treatment of disease by bathing, esp to improve limb mobility in arthritic and neuromuscular disorders
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