alternative medicine

al·ter·na·tive med·i·cine
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    • UK Pronunciation
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    • [awl-tur-nuh-tiv, al- med-uh-sin or, esp. British, med-suh n]
    • /ɔlˈtɜr nə tɪv, æl- ˈmɛd ə sɪn or, esp. British, ˈmɛd sən/
    • /ɔːlˈtɜːnətɪv ˈmedsn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [awl-tur-nuh-tiv, al- med-uh-sin or, esp. British, med-suh n]
    • /ɔlˈtɜr nə tɪv, æl- ˈmɛd ə sɪn or, esp. British, ˈmɛd sən/

Definitions of alternative medicine words

  • noun alternative medicine treatments: homeopathic 1
  • noun alternative medicine medical treatment: non-conventional 1
  • noun alternative medicine any of various medical methods and practices used in place of, or as well as, conventional medicine. 0

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alternative medicine popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 27% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data about 75% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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Synonyms for alternative medicine

noun alternative medicine

  • folk medicine — health practices arising from superstition, cultural traditions, or empirical use of native remedies, especially food substances.
  • faith healing — healing effected through prayer or religious faith; divine healing.
  • holistic medicine — incorporating the concept of holism, or the idea that the whole is more than merely the sum of its parts, in theory or practice: holistic psychology.
  • complementary medicine — the treatment, alleviation, or prevention of disease by such techniques as osteopathy, homeopathy, aromatherapy, and acupuncture, allied with attention to such factors as diet and emotional stability, which can affect a person's wellbeing

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