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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A VOLUNTEER who has set up a group for people suffering from pain and a monthly alternative therapy clinic has received this week's South Wales Echo Bouquet of the Week.
But owner Marie Drew, from Halesowen, West Midlands, decided to try alternative therapy to help Buster on the road to recovery.
The pharma giants spend billions in research and find that some alternative therapy is curing the same ailment with very little money, they put all efforts to banish the researcher and the therapy.
Some families have turned to succimer as an alternative therapy for treating autism.
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Medics hit on the novel solution of dental treatment after Gabbidon, at his wits end, visited a specialist in Italy to seek alternative therapy.
And in September of last year, she became a provider of alternative therapy for substance problems when she opened the Healing Laser Therapy Center in Strongsville, Ohio.
If alternative therapy is not successful, they may fail to seek other treatment because of a mistaken belief that nothing can cure their condition.
At Oregon Health and Science University, providers no longer consider exercise an alternative therapy because there are so much data supporting its effectiveness, she said.
More than half of those who have used complementary therapy (54%) do so to tackle ailments, a third (34%) to relieve pain, 29% as a stress buster, while 5% use alternative therapy.

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