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Alternative Medicine

Post  nativehealth on Mon May 09, 2011 9:00 pm

Alternative medicine include healing, therapeutic and preventive health care practices and treatments that are not generally recognized by the mainstream medical community as they do not fall within the realm of standard or conventional medicine. Alternative medicine may not follow generally accepted standard/conventional medical methods and may not have a scientific explanation for the effectiveness of their treatment. Alternative health care approaches include broad category of treatment systems such as chiropractic, naturopathy, homeopathy, herbal medicine, holistic medicine, acupuncture, ayurveda, spiritual devotions, etc. Alternative medicine is also known as complementary medicine or complementary therapy.

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