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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


manipulative and body-based practice  listen  (muh-NIP-yoo-luh-tiv ... BAH-dee-bayst PRAK-tis)

  A type of therapy in which the therapist moves or manipulates one or more parts of the patient’s body. It may be used to treat pain, stress, anxiety, and depression, and for general well-being. Examples include chiropractic treatments, physical therapy, and massage therapy. Also called manual healing and physical touch methods.