naprapathy

noun
na·​prap·​a·​thy | \nə-ˈpra-pə-thē \

Definition of naprapathy 

: a system of treatment by manipulation of connective tissue and adjoining structures and by dietary measures that is held to facilitate the recuperative and regenerative processes of the body

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The technique is named for Rosita Arvigo, an herbalist and doctor of naprapathy (the study of connective tissues) from Chicago. Martha Ross, The Mercury News, "Maya abdominal massage: An answer to ending infertility, miscarriages?," 6 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of naprapathy

1909, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for naprapathy

Czech naprava correction + English -pathy

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naprapathy

noun
na·​prap·​a·​thy | \nə-ˈprap-ə-thē \
plural naprapathies

Medical Definition of naprapathy 

: a system of treatment by manipulation of connective tissue and adjoining structures (as ligaments, joints, and muscles) and by dietary measures that is held to facilitate the recuperative and regenerative processes of the body

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