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  • Acupuncture [r]: A form of alternative medicine that involves inserting and manipulating needles into 'acupuncture points' on the body with the aim of restoring health and well-being. [e]
  • Arab [r]: People who identify with or recognise heritage from areas of the Middle East and North Africa on linguistic, cultural, ethnic or religious grounds. [e]
  • Biology [r]: The science of life — of complex, self-organizing, information-processing systems living in the past, present or future. [e]
  • Chiropractic [r]: A complementary, alternative health-care profession that aims to heal using manual therapies on the spine and extremities. [e]
  • Germ theory of disease [r]: A theory that proposes that microorganisms are the cause of many diseases. [e]
  • Hospice and palliative medicine [r]: Add brief definition or description
  • Integrative medicine [r]: Organized health care that involves willing cooperation between mainstream and complementary medicine [e]
  • Massage [r]: Systematic, applied manipulation of body tissues with the hands to relieve pain and reduce swelling, relax muscles, and speed healing after strains and sprains. [e]
  • Medicine [r]: The study of health and disease of the human body. [e]
  • Musculoskeletal manipulations [r]: Physical movement of body tissues, muscles and bones, by hands or equipment, to improve health and circulation, relieve fatigue, or promote healing. [e]
  • Osteopathy [r]: Non-allopathic system of medicine in which emphasis is given on the musculoskeletal system, and the body's ability to heal itself under the right conditions; osteopathic medicine is a conventional medical curriculum with additional training in manipulation [e]
  • Phrenology [r]: The formal practice of assigning personality traits to individual people on the basis of the contour of their skulls and facial features. [e]
  • Phytotherapy [r]: The therapeutic use of plants or plant extracts to prevent or treat disease; it is most commonly a form of complementary and alternative medicine, following long culturally-specific traditions such as herbalism. Chemically extracted and concentration-controlled plant-derived substances are used in conventional medicine, but are usually not considered phytotherapy. [e]
  • Traditional medicine [r]: Methods of healthcare, not formulated based on scientific models or necessarily having demonstrated efficacy in randomized controlled trials, which still have a long history of safety and presumed efficacy as used in specific cultures [e]