Definition of alternative medicine noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


alternative medicine

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[countable, uncountable] Complementary medicine
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any type of treatment that does not use the usual scientific methods of Western medicine, for example one using plants instead of artificial drugs Wordfinderacupuncture, chiropractor, complementary medicine, herbalism, holistic, homeopathy, hypnotist, massage, reflexology, treatment See related entries: Complementary medicine
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