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Definition of the noun alternative medicine

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  1. the practice of medicine without the use of drugs; may involve herbal medicines or self-awareness or biofeedback or acupuncture
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic terms: medicine / practice of 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
    • more specific term: herbal medicine = the use of medicinal herbs to prevent or treat disease or promote health

Alternative definition of the noun alternative medicine


  1. any of various medical methods and practices used in place of, or as well as, conventional medicine


"Alternative Medicine" is a film, directed by Michael Hababou & Marianna Kheyfets.


"Alternative medicine" is a book by Laura Solomon.


"Alternative Medicine" is a musical album of The Cure.

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  1. Alternative medicine is any practice that is put forward as having the healing effects of medicine, but is not based on evidence gathered using the scientific method. It consists of a wide range of health care practices, products and therapies. Examples include new and traditional medicine practices such as homeopathy, naturopathy, chiropractic, energy medicine, various forms of acupuncture, Traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, and Christian faith healing. The treatments are those that are not part of the conventional, science-based healthcare system.
    • also known as 替代医学
  2. Alternative Medicine: The rifemachine is a unique and effective medical tool that is said to help cure diseases and ailments that our otherwise untreatable or require numerous medicines.

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Google previewThe Penguin Dictionary of Alternative Medicine (2008)

by T V Sairam

Alternative medicine is the core of the healthcare system of 80 per cent of the world's population and is one of thefastestgrowingsectors of healthcare. Herbs and supplements are not largely regulated by consumerprotection agencies, but ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Alternative & Complementary Medicine (2010)

Subjective health care viewed with an objective eye by Joseph Segen

See Alternative, Alternative medicine, Amalgam toxicity, Amalgameter, Bass method, Dental amalgams, Flossing,

Google previewDictionary of Health Insurance and Managed Care (2006)

by David E. Marcinko, MBA, CFP, CMP

ALTERNATIVE HEALTH CARE: (alternative healing, alternative healing therapies, alternative health, alternative medicine, alternative therapeutics, alternative therapies, complementary health care, complementary medicine, extended ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Global Health (2008)

by Yawei Zhang

Alternative medicine uses therapeutic approaches not considered part of traditional medicine, including physical treatments and spiritual and mental approaches to healing. Alternative medicine is distinct from complementary medicine, which ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Elder Care (2007)

The Comprehensive Resource on Geriatric and Social Care, Second Edition by Eugenia L. Siegler, MD, FACP, Elizabeth Capezuti, PhD, RN, FAAN, Mathy Mezey, EdD, RN, FAAN

Cognitive Changes in Aging Communication Issues for Practitioners Community Assessment Competency and Capacity Complementary and Alternative Medicine Conservatorship Consumer-Directed Care Continuing Care Retirement xxxiii ...

Google previewMicrosoft Encarta College Dictionary (2001)

The First Dictionary For The Internet Age by Anne H. Soukhanov

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