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- Any of various medical methods and practices used in place of, or as well as, conventional medicine.
2012 May 5, Liz Gooch, “Australian Universities Defend Alternative-Medicine Teaching”, in The New York Times, ISSN 0362-4331:
- “Such courses involve so-called 'complementary or alternative medicine' masquerading as, and sitting side-by-side with, evidence-based health-related science courses,” the letter said. It added that universities were risking their reputations by teaching courses like chiropractic, homeopathy, iridology and reflexology.
any of various medical methods and practices used in place of conventional medicine