complementary medicine


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to complementary medicine: holistic medicine, Integrative Medicine

complementary medicine

n.
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

n
(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
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"
References in periodicals archive ?
* Registered complementary medicines may use any complementary medicine ingredient, provided it is not in Schedules 4, 8, or 9 of the Poisons Standard.
These include two dialysis centres, long-term patient health facility, new fertility centre, complementary medicine centre as well as introduction of an inpatient facility at the Dubai Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Centre.
Use of complementary medicine (CM) was associated with significantly poorer five-year overall survival compared with no CM (82.2% vs 86.6%; P = .001) and was independently associated with greater risk of death (hazard ratio, 2.08) in a multivariate model.
Dr Samar Aboulsoud, acting chief executive officer, Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners, explained the regulatory framework underway in Qatar for complementary medicine practitioners and products.
Dr Samar Aboulsoud, acting chief executive officer of Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners, explained the regulatory framework underway in Qatar for complementary medicine practitioners and products.
Holmes, course director of the Law & Medicine series, said: "Just as is the case with conventional healthcare services, it is vitally important that complementary medicine services and products are well-regulated through education, training programs and collaborative efforts among all healthcare practitioners from both the conventional and CAM communities.
The forum was hosted by ATMS President, Peter Berryman, Vice-President, Trisha Mok and Treasurer, Christine Pope and discussions covered a wide range of topics with strong support from all candidates for complementary medicine, recognising its current role as a viable option for Australians.
Women cited using complementary medicine because they prefer natural treatments, want more control and self-determined health decisions, to prevent disease and feel well and strong and because their personal beliefs align with a holistic philosophy.
Synopsis of: Leach M, Canaway R, Hunter J (2018) Evidence based practice in traditional and complementary medicine: An agenda for policy, practice, education and research, Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 31 pp.38-46
A Complementary medicine covers a wide range of practices and products, such as acupuncture and meditation, herbal supplements, and chiropractic care.

Full browser ?