Definition of theraputic
1. therapeutic [ a ] tending to cure or restore to health
Examples: "curative powers of herbal remedies" "her gentle healing hand" "remedial surgery" "a sanative environment of mountains and fresh air" "a therapeutic agent" "therapeutic diets"
(E. Gellhorn, "Prolegomena to a theory of the emotions"...)
The Mecholyl and noradrenalin tests applied with certain precautions are reliable indicators of this central autonomic balance , but for the sake of correlating autonomic and clinical states , and of studying the effect of certain therapeutic procedures on central autonomic reactions , additional tests seem to be desirable .
It was assumed that the shift in autonomic hypothalamic balance occurring spontaneously in neuropsychiatric patients from the application of certain therapeutic procedures follows the pattern known from the sleep wakefulness cycle .
This phenomenon raises the question whether the guidance of the emotions for therapeutic ends may_not have an even wider application in the area of the neuroses .
Wolpe 's experiments and therapeutic work lie_in this area .
(Joyce O. Hertzler, American Social Institutions;...)
At_the_same_time that religion binds the individual helpfully to the supernatural and gives him cosmic peace and a sense of supreme fulfillment , it also has great therapeutic value for him .Synonyms therapeutic healing remedial sanative alterative curative Related Terms healthful
2. therapeutic [ a ] relating to or involved in therapy
Examples: "therapeutic approach to criminality"
(Jack Kaplan, "The Health Machine Menace: Therapy by...)
Rather , it is typical of the thousands of quacks who use phony therapeutic devices to fatten themselves on the miseries of hundreds of thousands of Americans by robbing them of millions of dollars and luring them away from legitimate , ethical medical treatment of serious diseases .
The Postmaster_General recently reported that mail_order frauds - among which fake therapeutic devices figure prominently - are at the highest level in history .
But it is our health - more precious than all the money in the world - that these modern witch_doctors with their fake therapeutic gadgets are gambling away .
The evidence shows that fake therapeutic machines , substituted for valid medical cures , have hastened the deaths of thousands .Synonyms therapeutic therapeutical Related Terms therapy therapy