Natural medicine comprises many modalities and goes under diverse names, such as alternative medicine, complementary medicine or a combination of the two - CAM as well as integrative medicine. Wikipedia has an article discussing the various issues.
Recognition of the alternatives is one of the major goals that each school of alternative or complementary medicine is striving for. But wait - says Ronald Modra, the editor of El Guardián de la Salud, a newspaper in Chile that promotes prevention and alternative healing modalities, we must not blindly try to get recognition, as genuine natural healing will be destroyed in the process. We must have the courage to separate natural healing from today's pharma-dominated medical culture and not ask for recognition as part of their system.
An interesting point of view, if not a prophetic vision of what the future is likely to bring.
Here is Ronald Modra's reasoning and his proposal ...