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.
More 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.
Definition of alternative medicine in:
- The US English dictionary