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alternative medicine Line breaks: al¦ter|na¦tive medi|cine

Definition of alternative medicine in English:


[mass noun]
Any of a range of medical therapies that are not regarded as orthodox by the medical profession, such as herbalism, naturopathy, and crystal healing. See also complementary medicine.
Example sentences
  • Such contact could be an important step in the integration of complementary and alternative medicine with other medical services.
  • I believe that alternative medicine should be used with treatment of any medical problem.
  • Complementary and alternative medicine is undergoing much greater scrutiny than ever before.
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