complementary medicine


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complementary medicine

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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

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(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
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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"
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The title of this project is cooperation on promoting the quality, safety and effectiveness of serving provision in traditional and complementary Medicine between WHO and Ministry of AYUSH, India, 2016-2020.
Q I'm interested in learning more about complementary medicine, but my doctor has a rather conservative view.
Complementary medicines were previously perceived to be unregulated, although the Medicines Act does not distinguish between allopathic and complementary medicine.
Focus of discussion: However, traditional sources can be difficult to question while modern sources require an advanced level of scientific methodology and method understanding that is not discussed within current complementary medicine educational programs.
Announcing the decision, the QCHP said the approval was delayed because the authorities wanted to ensure that the practice of complementary medicine (CM) would be beneficial to public health.
Fast-emerging international developments in the complementary medicine industry
A critical review of 14 studies found that the prevalence of complementary medicine use by pregnant women ranged up to 87%.
According to Dr Sassan Behjat, Founder and Principal Consultant, Medblend Homeopathic Consultancy and Research Services, California, USA, “The UAE has been aligning its TCAM policies for the past 20 years in line with the WHO's Global Strategy on Traditional and Complementary Medicine.
This came today following the launch of the 2nd Gulf Conference for Complementary Medicine under the title "Towards a complementary medicine based on evidence," which was organized by the National Center for Alternative Medicine in Riyadh.
Maryam Al-Jalahma participated in the Second Gulf Conference for Complementary Medicine, which was held in the Saudi Capital Riyadh recently under the patronage of Minister of Health in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Dr.
Geographically, patients in the Western United States were more likely to try complementary medicine alternatives, compared with Midwestern patients (OR, 1.
The council serves as the principal advisory body to NCCAM, the lead federal agency for research on complementary medicine, and a component of the National Institutes of Health.

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