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Therapeutic or preventive health care practices that do not follow accepted medical practices, including acupuncture, chiropractic, herbal medicine, homeopathy, and naturopathy are considered alternative medicine. Alternative medicine may not be covered by a health insurance plan.
Note: These definitions are provided only to give you a general understanding of how these words are sometimes used by health insurance companies. Please refer to your coverage documents for a complete list of defined terms that apply to your specific coverage.