What is alternative medicine?
"Alternative medicine" refers to the therapies and forms of alternative and natural medicine. Unlike traditional medicine, alternative medicine does not use drugs or chemical substances to treat patients. This is why this type of practice is also referred to as natural medicine.
Alternative medicine includes traditional and ancestral healing practices but also more modern and widespread treatments. Therapists and doctors practising alternative medicine treat the body, the mind or both simultaneously, using different approaches to conventional medicine.