Homeopathy to continue to be included in Swiss National Health Insurance

Homeopathy to continue to be included in Swiss National Health Insurance

Homeopathy to continue to be included in Swiss National Health Insurance

The Swiss Federal Government has announced that medical services using complementary medicine, including homeopathy, will continue to be covered by national health insurance. This decision has been taken following a two year trial period and acknowledges that complementary medicine in Switzerland meets statutory regulations when it comes to effectiveness, guaranteeing high quality and safety.

As of 1 August 2017, anthroposophical medicine, classical homeopathy, traditional Chinese medicine and herbal medicine will be fully covered by mandatory health insurance (basic insurance), provided that these are practised by conventional medical practitioners who have an additional qualification in one of the four disciplines as recognised by the Swiss Medical Association (FMH).

Click here to view the press release from the Union of Associations of Swiss Physicians for Complementary Medicine.

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