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alternative medicine

n.
A variety of health care practices, such as homeopathy, naturopathy, and Reiki, whose tenets often differ from those of mainstream medicine and are not generally taught in conventional medical schools.
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alternative medicine

n
(Complementary Medicine) another name for complementary medicine See also holism2
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alter′native med′icine


n.
health care and treatment practices, including traditional Chinese medicine, chiropractic, folk medicine, and naturopathy, that minimize or eschew the use of surgery and drugs.
[1980–85]
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al·ter·na·tive medicine

(ôl-tûr′nə-tĭv)
A health care practice that does not follow generally accepted medical methods and may not have a scientific explanation for its effectiveness. Examples of alternative medicines are homeopathy and herbal medicine.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.alternative medicine - the practice of medicine without the use of drugsalternative medicine - the practice of medicine without the use of drugs; may involve herbal medicines or self-awareness or biofeedback or acupuncture
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"
herbal medicine - the use of medicinal herbs to prevent or treat disease or promote health
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Translations
alternatív gyógyászat

alternative medicine

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alternative medicine

nmedicina alternativa
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al·ter·na·tive med·i·cine

n. sistema que proporciona diferentes selecciones al del uso estándar de medicamentos y cirugía en el tratamiento de enfermedades y lesiones.
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The pro, however,r noted that there is a need to enhance funding into research and development of alternative medicine.
Throughout, she's even-handed and presents absorbing case studies of people whose lives have been positively changed by alternative medicine, as well as areas where Western medicine could stand to adopt a few of the mindsets and techniques found in some forms of alternative medicine. While she finds limits to what alternative medicine can do for the human body and spirit, there's a tremendous amount that it can accomplish, even if the reasons why will surprise you.--KDW
As a poor country, due to low literacy rate, low cost of treatment and diagnosis, easy availability of alternative medicine maximum breast cancer patients first seek help to alternative medicine. Breast Cancer is a serious, stressful and life threatening disease.
She envisioned the country's alternative-medicine healers to be on a par with their counterparts from Thailand and Malaysia, where they are recognized as doctors of alternative medicine. She said that in Thailand there are educational institutions for alternative-medicine healers.
Editor Keith Jones presents readers with the fifth edition of a complete source book of introductory information regarding the entire field of complementary and alternative medicine. The editor has organized the entries that make up the main body of the text in six parts devoted to an overview of complementary and alternative medicine, alternative medicine systems, complementary and alternative therapies, dietary supplements, alternative treatments for specific diseases and conditions, and a wide variety of other related subjects.
The data were recorded in a questionnaire that involved questions about the subjects' age, marital status, their opinions on their general health, and advantages and disadvantages of conventional and alternative medicine.
DIGOS CITY -- At least 100 alternative medicine practitioners and supporters converged here Saturday to honor former Senator and Health Secretary Juan Flavier, considered the father of traditional and alternative medicine.
We would like to interview people about how they use the internet to find out information about complementary and alternative medicine.
The delegation visited the Complementary and Alternative Medicine research centre and clinic in Berlin, where research and treatments are being carried out on Ayurveda and other alternative Medicine.
The New England Journal of Medicine, one of the most respected medical journals in the world, has a long history of publishing biased and unfair editorials that denigrate "alternative medicine." The most recent example is an article titled, "What's the Alternative?
His degrees include Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Allahabad Agriculture Institute besides diploma and doctorate in alternative medicine. He claims to be registered with the Indian Board of Alternative Medicine.

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