frontier medicine

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Colloquial adjectival usage for unproven or incompletely accepted health care modalities; often perceived as pejorative by practitioners of these alternative methods.
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frontier medicine

Any field within complementary and alternative medicine that lacks basic scientific credibility. According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, reiki and therapeutic touch are examples of frontier medicine.
See also: medicine
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(2) Director of Community and Lean Coordination; Mineral Regional Health Center, Frontier Medicine Better Health Partnership, Superior MT,
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