mechanotherapy love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Medical treatment by mechanical methods, such as massage.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A technique to promote health through exercise and massage.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Cure by mechanical means; mechanicotherapeutics.

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Examples

  • But it was obvious, Caswell thought, settling himself grimly on the couch, that mechanotherapy was going to be far more difficult than he had imagined.

    Bad Medicine

  • He had been undergoing mechanotherapy for close to four hours and it struck him as futile.

    Bad Medicine

  • Mostly I slept in the mornings, and in the afternoons, sometimes, I went to the races, and late to the mechanotherapy treatments.

    A Farewell To Arms

  • It is hoped that this little text-book will be a practical and valuable addition to what has already been published on the subject of mechanotherapy.

    Massage and the Original Swedish Movements

  • Schreiber says: ` ` Chronic constipation offers the most signal success to mechanotherapy, for it is possible to make direct mechanical pressure upon the celiac and hypogastric plexuses, and through these to reflexly excite peristalsis; furthermore, the vasomotor nerves and the intestinal muscular fibers are directly stimulated by the squeezing to which they can be subjected. ''

    Massage and the Original Swedish Movements

  • Experience shows that even old cases of paralysis are very often improved, and sometimes completely cured, by mechanotherapy.

    Massage and the Original Swedish Movements

  • Some authors report cases of diabetes successfully treated by mechanotherapy.

    Massage and the Original Swedish Movements

  • In applying mechanotherapy for these affections, we must call attention to the fact that most of them develop from circulatory disturbances, the vessels being relaxed.

    Massage and the Original Swedish Movements

  • When caused by poison, mechanotherapy is recommended principally as a stimulating remedy, when the patient is convalescent.

    Massage and the Original Swedish Movements

  • Diseases of the peripheric nerves are more successfully treated by mechanotherapy than are affections of the central nerve-system.

    Massage and the Original Swedish Movements

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