Definition of alternative medicine in English:

alternative medicine

noun

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

    • ‘Many of these products are available in health food stores or you can get them from your alternative medicine provider.’
    • ‘Complementary and alternative medicine is undergoing much greater scrutiny than ever before.’
    • ‘We also use private therapy, alternative medicine, changes in diet, and whatever else works to get us where we want to be.’
    • ‘Such contact could be an important step in the integration of complementary and alternative medicine with other medical services.’
    • ‘I believe that alternative medicine should be used with treatment of any medical problem.’

Pronunciation:

alternative medicine

/ôlˈtərnədiv ˈmedəsən/