Definitions for alternative medicine
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
health care and treatment practices, including traditional Chinese medicine, chiropractic, folk medicine, and naturopathy, that minimize or eschew the use of surgery and drugs.
Category: Medicine, Holistic Medicine and Spiritualism
Origin of alternative medicine:
the practice of medicine without the use of drugs; may involve herbal medicines or self-awareness or biofeedback or acupuncture
any of various medical methods and practices used in place of, or as well as, conventional medicine
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