from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A method of health care that combines the therapies and philosophies of conventional medicine with those of alternative medicines, such as acupuncture, herbal medicine, and biofeedback.
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- n. any of several therapies that combine conventional medical practices with those of alternative medicine such as acupuncture or homeopathy
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- n. the practice of medicine that combines traditional medicine with alternative medicine
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I love the saying of Teresa Hale, the Englishwoman who did so much to call attention to complementary medicine and founded the pioneering Hale Clinic in London: “Anything we do that helps the world is healing.”