alternative healing

noun

Medical Definition of alternative healing

: alternative medicine Alternative healing is becoming recognized by health insurance companies who will pay for hypnotherapy, acupuncture and other non-Western treatments.— Janice Gallagher, The Miami Herald, 8 Aug. 1999

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“Alternative healing.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/alternative%20healing. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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