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What is alternative medicine?

  1. Ultimate Hubber profile image62
    Ultimate Hubberposted 6 years ago

    What is alternative medicine?

    And have you ever tried it?

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    TajSinghposted 6 years ago

    Alternative medicine are any of a range of medical therapies that are not regarded as orthodox by the medical profession, such as herbalism, homeopathy, and acupuncture.

  3. javastone8 profile image57
    javastone8posted 6 years ago

    Alternative medicine is a treatment performed by medical practitioners. Alternative medicine is different from scientific medicine in the medical world.

    In the alternative medicine does is treat patients with:
    1. Medical uses of plants
    2. Treatment using supernatural powers
    3. Treatment using herbal concoction

    People who are sick will usually turn to use alternative medicine when medical treatment does not provide the results of healing against a particular disease.

  4. uncoeuraweigh profile image55
    uncoeuraweighposted 6 years ago

    It's a pretty broad term, but basically, any treatment that isn't/hasn't been largely accepted by the Western medical community.  This includes everything from chiropractors, Chinese medicine and acupuncture to homeopathy and faith healers.  Some of it is plausible, and certainly has some impact on one's body.  Others are disproven, unprovable, or not even plausible to begin with.