alternative medicine

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alternative medicine   (ôl-tûr'nə-tĭv)  Pronunciation Key 
A variety of therapeutic or preventive health-care practices that are not typically taught or practiced in traditional medical communities and offer treatments that differ from standard medical practice. Homeopathy, herbal medicine, and acupuncture are types of alternative medicine.
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