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alternative medicine

This page is about the collocation alternative medicine

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

medical treatments using natural substances and traditional knowledge instead of pharmaceutical drugs and modern surgery

For example

  • A practitioner of alternative medicine gave me some Chinese herbs.

  • Modern medicine's best for serious illnesses, but alternative medicine can improve your general health.

Note:
Related collocations include "alternative treatments" and "alternative therapies"

Quick Quiz

Which is an example of alternative medicine?

a. heart surgery

b. acupuncture

c. psychiatry

Contributor: Matt Errey