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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Harmon says he continues to see 35 percent growth in his annual business and expects to see that number grow as Alaskans increasingly turn to what he calls "fringe medicine." It is a discipline, he says, that is consistent with the independent, individualistic Alaska lifestyle, as well as being a good fit with the traditional Alaska Native approach to health care and healing because it is an approach to health care this population has known for centuries so they immediately feel comfortable.
Look at some of the real customer-focused healthcare, often called alternative or fringe medicine by the established producers.
"If it wasn't a con it is certainly...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?