Definition of alternative medicine in English:

alternative medicine

Translate alternative medicine into Spanish

noun

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

    ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Many of these products are available in health food stores or you can get them from your alternative medicine provider.’

Pronunciation

alternative medicine

/ôlˈtərnədiv ˈmedəsən/ /ɔlˈtərnədɪv ˈmɛdəsən/