balneotherapy

balneotherapy

[bal-nee-oh-ther-uh-pee]
noun
the treatment of diseases, injuries, and other physical ailments with baths and bathing, especially in natural mineral waters.

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

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balneotherapy (ˌbælnɪəˈθɛrəpɪ)
 
n
the treatment of disease by bathing, esp to improve limb mobility in arthritic and neuromuscular disorders

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