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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.

alternative medicine

n
(Complementary Medicine) another name for complementary medicine See also holism2

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]

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.
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
Translations
alternatív gyógyászat

alternative medicine

alternative medicine

nmedicina alternativa

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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