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Acupuncture

piercing of skin by needle

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Allopathic

treating disease with remedies that produce effects different from those caused by the disease itself

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Ambulatory

able to walk

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Asepsis

reduce risk of infection

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Bacclaureate

degree of Bachelor granted by a university

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Biofeedback

relaxation technique

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Compliance

act in accordance with condition laid down

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Coroner

investigates death from unknown causes

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Corporeal

consisting of a physical body

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Credentialed

a person is entitled to credit

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Empathy

awareness into the feeling and emotions of others

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Holistic

total care of patients, physical, emotional, social and spiritual

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Hypnotherapy

enter into a trance-like state

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Improvise

incorporate into a larger unit

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Licensure

granting of licenses to practice the profession

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Litigious

prone to engage in lawsuits

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Moxibustion

Chinese method of treatment to raise a blister on the skin

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Pharmacopoeia

book describing drugs and their preparation

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Pluralistic

several ethnic, religious or cultural groups that coexist

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Septicemia

bacteria in the blood

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Sole proprietorship

medical practice owned by one individual

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Therapeutic touch

hands facilitate healing

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Triage

screening of the sick, wounded, or injured persons

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Voluntary

under control of the will