Alternative Medicine: Definition, Types & Examples


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Alternative medicine might also be called:

I. Mainstream medicine

II. Integrative medicine

III. Complementary medicine

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1. The use of smells to help heal a mental or physical ailments belongs to what kind of alternative medicine?

2. Otzi may have used a fungus to help him deal with his intestinal problems. As such, he was using _____:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See how much you understand about alternative medicine with these study resources. Quiz topics will include another term for alternative medicine and the use of scents to help with physical/mental difficulties.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer questions on these key points:

  • The term for using something like a fungus to deal with a health issue
  • A technique in alternative medicine that targets points on the human body
  • An alternative therapy that focuses on diluted substances

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on alternative medicine
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a kind of alternative therapy that might use a certain type of fungus for treating an ailment
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about another way of saying 'alternative medicine' and a therapy that would use smells to induce mental and physical healing

Additional Learning

For more on alternative therapies of healing, consider the accompanying lesson called Alternative Medicine: Definition, Types & Examples. You'll be covering these study points, in particular:

  • How to define alternative medicine
  • Who Otzi was and what he demonstrated about certain alternative medicine therapies
  • Alternative therapy known as meditation
  • Important things to keep in mind about alternative and complementary medicine