fringe medicine

fringe medicine

(1) Alternative medicine, see there.  
(2) Quackery, see there.
(3) Any healthcare doctrine that is not overtly or knowingly fraudulent, but which is based on no recognised scientific principle—e.g., flower essence therapy and iridology.
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Look at some of the real customer-focused healthcare, often called alternative or fringe medicine by the established producers.
the practice of fringe medicine," said Judge Raymond Groarke.
In particular, were not the new modes of fringe medicine that emerged under Victoria but old kitchen physic writ large?