alternative medicine Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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alternative medicinenoun [U]

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a ​range of ​treatments for ​medicalconditions that ​people use ​instead of or with ​westernmedicine: Alternative ​medicineincludestreatments such as ​acupuncture, ​homeopathy, and ​hypnotherapy.
(Definition of alternative medicine from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “alternative medicine”
in Chinese (Simplified) 非传统疗法…
in Turkish alternatif tıp…
in Russian нетрадиционная медицина…
in Chinese (Traditional) 另類醫療, 另類療法…
in Polish medycyna alternatywna…
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