conventional medicine


: the usual methods of healing or treating disease that are taught in Western medical schools
Today, many patients seek healing through both alternative medicine and conventional medicine.

Examples of conventional medicine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some individuals really shy away from conventional medicine. Sarah Anzlovar, Ms, Verywell Health, 15 May 2023 One thing that has helped make direct primary care a viable alternative to conventional medicine is the use of telehealth. Sally Pipes, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2023 Though this was Gorski’s first experience with the dangers of choosing alternative over conventional medicine, the orange man’s story was by no means unique. Matthew Hongoltz-Hetling, The New Republic, 28 Feb. 2023

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“Conventional medicine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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