complementary medicine

complementary medicine
noun
the practice of medicine that combines traditional medicine with alternative medicine
Hypernyms: ↑medicine, ↑practice of medicine

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ˌcomplementary ˈmedicine [complementary medicine] noun uncountable (BrE)
medical treatment that is not part of the usual scientific treatment used in Western countries, for example ↑acupuncture

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