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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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