alternative therapy

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alternative therapy

A therapy that is not part of current standard medical practice, which is used instead of conventional treatment.
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Alternative therapy

A therapy is generally called alternative when it is used instead of conventional cancer treatments.
Mentioned in: Neuroblastoma
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THE Sunday People has led the way in highlighting a string of controversial therapies.
Melbourne, June 10 ( ANI ): Desperate parents and some Christian leaders in Australia are sending their gay children to counselling in an effort to change their sexuality, through controversial therapies that are facing a ban overseas.
Controversial therapies for Developmental disabilities: Fad, fashion, and science in professional practice.
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Controversial therapies for developmental disabilities: Fads, fashions, and science in professional practice.
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Understanding controversial therapies for children with autism, attention deficit disorder, and other learning disabilities; a guide to complementary and alternative medicine.
Regarding EP's editorial posture in providing point-counter point in discussions of controversial therapies and theories, we still adhere to that position as the inclusion of your letter demonstrates.
He has also just written a book called Living Proof: A Medical Mutiny (Scribner, pounds 12.99), explaining his decision and the controversial therapies he chose, which has caused a furore.
Schlessinger has called homosexuality "deviant" and I a "biological error" and has advocated controversial therapies that would change homosexuals into heterosexuals.