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.

Alternative therapy

A therapy is generally called alternative when it is used instead of conventional cancer treatments.
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Contract awarded for buy alternative therapy course ii resolution no 1116 with attached base date 10/05/2013
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): Frankincense oil-tracing its origin to India, Africa and the Middle East- may prove to be an inexpensive alternative therapy for treating bladder cancer, according to a new study.
Medics hit on the novel solution of dental treatment after Gabbidon, at his wits end, visited a specialist in Italy to seek alternative therapy.
If alternative therapy is not successful, they may fail to seek other treatment because of a mistaken belief that nothing can cure their condition.
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.
Like Banks, millions in search of alternative therapy visit holistic practitioners for everything from allergies and irritable bowel syndrome to depression, infertility, and cancer.
If you decide to try an alternative therapy, continue to use common sense.
Among caregivers of these children, 87% reported that the alternative therapy was effective, but only 41% had any knowledge of possible adverse effects of such therapy.
Among caregivers, 87% said the alternative therapy was effective, but only 41% had any knowledge of possible adverse effects of such therapy.
Alternative therapy could be available on the NHS, here are your views: Alternative therapies should be available on the NHS.
This is the best alternative therapy we've found so far.
Near tragedy put horse-loving Lillian Bedford on course for a new career in alternative therapy.

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