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Treatment of disease by prayer or religious exercises.
[G. theos, god, + therapeia, therapy]
Etymology: Gk, theos, god, therapeia, treatment
a therapeutic approach to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease and dysfunction based on religious or spiritual beliefs.
theotherapyA form of alternative-medicine self-healing, developed by Peter Lemesurier, in which a patient identifies a Greek god/goddess whose personality profile characterises what the patient wants to become. Once identified, the patient then attempts to adopt the deity’s positive characteristics.
theotherapy(thē″ō-thĕr′ă-pē) [Gr. theos, god, + therapeia, treatment]
The treatment of disease by spiritual and religious methods.