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Topic: Alternative medicine

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishalternativeal‧ter‧na‧tive1 /ɔːlˈtɜːnətɪv $ ɒːlˈtɜːr-, æl-/ ●●○ S3 W2 AWL adjective  1 [only before noun]CHOOSE an alternative idea, plan etc is different from the one you have and can be used insteadalternative ways/approach/methods etc alternative approaches to learning Have you any alternative suggestions? An alternative route is along the Via Unione.2 CONVENTIONALdeliberately different from what is usual, expected, or traditionalalternative music/theatre etc Tucson’s alternative radio station sources of alternative energy (=energy produced by the sun, wind etc rather than by gas, coal etc) tolerance of alternative lifestylesalternative medicine/therapies (=medical treatment that is not based on the usual western methods) Acupuncture is widely used by practitioners of alternative medicine.
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alternativeCertificate of appropriate alternative development for reside purposes.The last thing Letterman wants from me is an alternative, goy, version of the human dilemma.an alternative lifestyleSan Francisco has a long history of accepting the city's many alternative lifestyles.Alternative medicine can cure many problems but not diseases like cancer.For vegetarian guests there is an alternative menu.This study will also take into account choices between alternative methods and the selection of topics and sites for investigation.alternative musicThe downside of such excellent economic performance is that virtually any alternative scenario will represent a deterioration.alternative sources of energyDo you have any alternative suggestions to make?Jones' book details alternative ways of coping with stress.One of many interesting alternative ways of measuring mutual inductance uses any bridge that measures self inductance together with the following technique.Even with space and equipment limitations there are alternative ways to organize a room.alternative routeCouncillors decided to press for alternative routes by sea, to get the weapons to Faslane and Coulport.The alternative route down the locks became virtually impassable as the locks were allowed to deteriorate.At the quantum level the individual alternative routes have only amplitudes, not probabilities.Fortunately, a federal rule was introduced that allowed California eye banks an alternative route to get the required tissue.This means finding alternative routes to success, and it means measuring and treasuring success in small amounts.This was an alternative route we had considered in planning so we were dismayed by fresh news.How can it be that by allowing the photon an alternative route, we have actually stopped it from traversing either route?alternative medicine/therapiesClinical ecology is one of the more controversial forms of alternative medicine.It must be stressed that there are important differences between stage hypnotism and the techniques used in alternative medicine.Needle Works Acupuncture is widely used in human alternative medicine.Tony Smith claims that the purpose of our newsletter is to support alternative medicine.There are so many forms of alternative medicine and there's no doubt it's getting more popular.She says a range of alternative therapies have helped her improve.We can not dismiss claims about, say, alternative medicine or acupuncture a priori.In Homoeopathy and many other types of alternative medicine the patient's illness is placed in a much larger context.