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complementary medicine

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Alternative medicine
complementary medicineˌcomplementary ˈmedicine noun [uncountable]  especially British English complementary medicine uses treatments that are not part of traditional Western medicineconventional medicine acupuncture and other types of complementary medicines
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complementary medicineSuch developments are paving the way to rapprochement between conventional and complementary medicine.The rift between conventional and complementary medicine has had many harmful effects.In my view, scientists have a crucial role to play in the rapprochement of conventional and complementary medicine.So why is complementary medicine gaining popularity?Most forms of complementary medicine are framed in terms of traditional medical systems from other cultures.The practices of complementary medicine fall roughly into the following categories: 1.Today many physicians admit that complementary medicine has some potential and deserves a fair trial.
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