complementary medicine


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complementary medicine

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A method of health care that combines the therapies and philosophies of conventional medicine with those of alternative medicines, such as acupuncture, herbal medicine, and biofeedback.

complementary medicine

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(Complementary Medicine) Also called: alternative medicine the treatment, alleviation, or prevention of disease by such techniques as osteopathy, homeopathy, aromatherapy, and acupuncture, allied with attention to such factors as diet and emotional stability, which can affect a person's wellbeing. See also holism2
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Noun1.complementary medicine - the practice of medicine that combines traditional medicine with alternative medicine
practice of medicine, medicine - the learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries; "he studied medicine at Harvard"
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Her belief is in preventative health action, she said, "While mainstream medicine works with scans, complementary medicine uses symptoms as guidance.
The National Institute of Complementary Medicine is grateful for the support of the University of Western Sydney and the Commonwealth and NSW State Governments.
There is a rather lengthy history of medical research that either supports or negates traditional Western medical practices, but the research conducted on complementary medicine is relatively new.
They also confront particular issues of current concern, including medical litigation, codes of ethics for complementary practitioners, and cooperation between orthodox and complementary medicine.
But proponents of complementary medicine stress that it's important not to ignore traditional medicine.
The Research Council for Complementary Medicine (RCCM) is a charitable organization that carries out, promotes, and evaluates rigorous research in complementary medicine to encourage safe, effective practice, and improved patient care.
In addition, some independent complementary medicine centers contract with local NHS purchasers to provide services.
About 40% of college-educated respondents and 14% of those with lesser education used complementary medicine.
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EXPERTS in complementary medicine can expect a serious upturn in business after Prime Minister Tony Blair revealed the secrets of his healthy appearance.
This week the European Parliament passed a Directive on food supplements that imposes extra burdens on the manufacturers of complementary medicine products.
Today, a guilty silence shrouds an increasingly important question: Can a field like alternative and complementary medicine, which in many cases is inherently hostile to science, survive its arrival into mainstream medicine?

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