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Alternative medicine is the healing arts not taught in traditional Western medical schools that promote options to conventional medicine that is taught in these schools. Complementary medicine is different from alternative medicine. Whereas complementary medicine is used together with conventional medicine, alternative medicine is used in place of conventional medicine.

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Terms related to Alternative Medicine:

  • CAM
  • Chiropractic
  • Complementary & Alternative Medicine
  • Herbal
  • Homeopathy