complementary medicine

noun

Definition of complementary medicine

: any of the practices (such as acupuncture) of alternative medicine accepted and utilized by mainstream medical practitioners also : alternative medicine

Examples of complementary medicine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Based on the traditonal FX Mayr diet, Viva Mayr has modernized the philosophy to a next level by valuing the use of traditional diagnostics but also saw how these could fit with modern complementary medicine. Nel-olivia Waga, Forbes, 17 June 2021 Likewise, Edzard Ernst, former professor of complementary medicine at Exeter University, echoed the call. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 20 Sep. 2018 This includes behavioral therapy and complementary medicines as well as natural and herbal remedies such as omega fatty acid supplements. Michelle Watson, CNN, 6 June 2018

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First Known Use of complementary medicine

1982, in the meaning defined above

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“Complementary medicine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/complementary%20medicine. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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complementary medicine

noun

Medical Definition of complementary medicine

: any of the practices (as acupuncture) of alternative medicine accepted and utilized by mainstream medical practitioners also : alternative medicine

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Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about complementary medicine

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