Treatment of disease by manipulation of joints, muscles, and ligaments and nutritional therapy, based on the belief that many diseases are caused by displacement of connective tissues.
Origin of naprapathyCzech náprava correction ( from napravit to correct ) ( na- to, on ) ( from Old Church Slavonic na, na- ; see an- in Indo-European roots.) ( pravý true, correct ) ( from Old Church Slavonic pravŭ ; see per1 in Indo-European roots.) -pathy
Czech nÃ¡prava, "correction", and -pathy, coined in the early 1900s by Dr Oakley Smith.