what is alternative medicine?

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what is alternative medicine?

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Alternative medicine is any type of medicinal therapy which have not gone through the rigerous scientific trials that is needed to be accepted as maintstream medicine or which have gone through the trials and proven to not be effective. However some people still thinks it works and that the trials are just not able to prove it.

Medicine not based on science and generally with no repeatable or reproducible effects.

Folk medicine and old wives’ tales.

Alternative medicine is what we call snake oil, things sold as if they cure things but really don’t. Because if something actually cures things we just call it medicine.