movement cure

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Kinesiatrics \Kin`e*si*at"rics\, n. [Gr. (?) motion (fr. kinei^n
   to move) + (?) pertaining to medicine, fr. (?) a physician.]
   A mode of treating disease by appropriate muscular movements;
   -- also termed kinesitherapy, kinesipathy, lingism, and
   the movement cure.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Movement \Move"ment\, n. [F. mouvement. See Move, and cf.
   1. The act of moving in space; change of place or posture;
      motion; as, the movement of an army in marching or
      maneuvering; the movement of a wheel or a machine.
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   2. Manner or style of moving; as, a slow, or quick, or
      sudden, movement.
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   3. Transference, by any means, from one situation to another;
      a change of situation; progress toward a goal;
      advancement; as, after months of fruitless discussion
      there was finally some movement toward an agreement.
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   4. Motion of the mind or feelings; emotion.
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   5. (Mus.)
      (a) The rhythmical progression, pace, and tempo of a
          piece. "Any change of time is a change of movement."
      (b) One of the several strains or pieces, each complete in
          itself, with its own time and rhythm, which make up a
          larger work; as, the several movements of a suite or a
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   6. (Mech.) A system of mechanism for transmitting motion of a
      definite character, or for transforming motion; as, the
      wheelwork of a watch; as, a seventeen jewel movement.
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   7. A more or less organized effort by many people to achieve
      some goal, especially a social or artistic goal; as, the
      women's liberation movement; the progressive movement in

   Febrile movement (Med.), an elevation of the body
      temperature; a fever.

   Movement cure. (Med.) See Kinesiatrics.

   Movement of the bowels, an evacuation or stool; a passage
      or discharge.
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   Syn: Motion.

   Usage: Movement, Motion. Motion expresses a general idea
          of not being at rest; movement is oftener used to
          express a definite, regulated motion, esp. a progress.
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