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Re: 'Alternative' versus 'complimentary' Dr. Bob

Posted by alexandra_k on October 10, 2004, at 1:40:25

In reply to Re: 'Alternative' versus 'complimentary', posted by Dr. Bob on October 7, 2004, at 23:38:48

> > 'Alternative' seems to imply that one is required to choose between this kind of treatment or conventional medicine.
> >
> > 'Complimentary' seems to convey the notion that such treatments may be ised in conjunction with conventional medicine.
>
> Exactly right:
>
> http://nccam.nih.gov/health/whatiscam/#2
>
> I just called the board here Alternative to keep it more simple...
>
> Bob

How is 'Alternative' more simple than 'complementary'? Less letters?

Curious...


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