alternative medicine

alternative medicine
the practice of medicine without the use of drugs; may involve herbal medicines or self-awareness or biofeedback or acupuncture
Hypernyms: ↑medicine, ↑practice of medicine
Hyponyms: ↑herbal medicine

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alˌternative ˈmedicine 7 [alternative medicine] noun countable, uncountable
any type of treatment that does not use the usual scientific methods of Western medicine, for example one using plants instead of artificial drugs

Useful english dictionary. 2012.