Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia.
Related to aerotherapy: aromatherapy, dermatomycosis


, aerotherapy (ār'ō-thār'ă-pyū'tiks, -thār'ă-pē),
Treatment of disease with fresh air, air of different degrees of pressure or rarity, or medicated air.


the use of air in treating disease, as in hyperbaric oxygenation.


Alternative medicine
A term which may be used by complementary and alternative health practitioners for aerotherapy, climatotherapy, hot-air therapy, etc., allegedly to treat sick-building syndrome, environmental disease and other ills caused by modern life.

Mainstream medicine
A nonspecific term for:
(1) Any therapy that uses air or gas.
(2) Fresh-air therapy, see there.


Treatment of disease by changing pressure or composition of air.
Mentioned in ?