Alternative Medicine Definition

Define what is Alternative Medicine?

1. alternative medicine (noun)

the practice of medicine without the use of drugs; may involve herbal medicines or self-awareness or biofeedback or acupuncture.

    Hypernyms

    practice of medicine, medicine noun
    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.

    Hyponyms

    herbal medicine noun
    the use of medicinal herbs to prevent or treat disease or promote health.

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