Definition of Complementary medicine

1. Noun. The practice of medicine that combines traditional medicine with alternative medicine.

Generic synonyms: Medicine, Practice Of Medicine

Definition of Complementary medicine

1. Noun. any of several therapies that combine conventional medical practices with those of alternative medicine such as acupuncture or homeopathy ¹

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Medical Definition of Complementary medicine

1. A nonmainstream health care provided in addition or instead of standard medical practice. See: alternative medicine. (09 Oct 1997)

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Literary usage of Complementary medicine

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Alternative Medicine: Expanding Medical Horizons by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"Clinical research in complementary medicine: the importance of patient selection. Comp. Med. Research 5:110. Willett, WC 1990. Epidemiologie studies of diet ..."

2. Achieving Independence edited by Linda Toms-Barker, Gina McDonald, Speed Davis, Andy Imparato (1997)
"The nature of these barriers and their impact on this population must be integrated into any policy response to this disability. complementary medicine ..."

3. Private Health Insurance in OECD Countries by OECD Health Project, OECD., SourceOECD (Online service) (2004)
"... elective care, long- term care, dental care, pharmaceuticals, rehabilitation, alternative or complementary medicine, etc., or superior hotel and amenity ..."

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