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alternative medicine

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

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

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

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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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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Berlin, May 15 -- Initiated by the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Germany, a delegation from Sri Lanka headed by Salinda Dissanayake, Minister of Indigenous Medicine, arrived in Germany and held expert level discussion with the high authorities of the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research Department (CAM) of the Charite Medical University.
Muscat, May 5 (ONA) The National Bioethics Committee (NBC) will organize this "Tuesday" the 3rd Intellectual Forum under the title of "Alternative Medicine: Regulations & Practices," under the patronage of Dr.
Ross (anthropology, Utica College) employs an anthropological approach to alternative medicine, folk medicine traditions, and non-biomedical healing in this text for students in anthropology, sociology, nursing, occupational therapy, and biomedicine.
The terms holistic medicine, alternative medicine and complementary medicine have often been used interchangeably.
The crime branch of Delhi Police has found that there is " no illegality in Chaudhry's practice of alternative medicine".
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) welcomes six new members to the National Advisory Council for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
BAHRAIN is to bring in tough new regulations to monitor the use and sale of alternative medicine. The sector is largely unregulated and could be open to abuse, said National Health Regulatory Authority chief executive officer Dr Baha Eldin Fateha.
There are many facets involved in understanding the tradition and use of folk or alternative medicine among farmworkers.
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ALTHOUGH AMERICANS ages 50 and older commonly use complementary and alternative medicine, many of them do not discuss such uses with their doctors, an April survey report found.
When was the last time you saw an alternative medicine treatment declared as ineffective by an alternative medicine practitioner?

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