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Complementary medicine is becoming increasingly popular. The range of providers and methods on the market is correspondingly large. Here you can find tips and examples to help you in your search. Find out more about alternative medicine, naturopathy and complementary therapies. Our experts on the advice line for complementary medicine will also answer your questions personally.

Complementary medicine as a natural alternative

Complementary medical measures may serve as a useful supplement to conventional medicine. They are based on a holistic view of the individual.

Any questions about complementary medicine?

Which methods can be used to effectively treat migraines, back problems and other complaints? The advice line experts can help.

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Popular methods in complementary medicine

Five methods are considered particularly effective in complementary medicine. These are appropriate for the treatment of numerous health problems.

Ivy – the evergreen lung cure

Ivy leaves are highly effective for bronchitis and coughs: the contents are conducive to expectoration and dissolving mucus, thus making breathing easier.

Are you scared of flying?

Only one thing can help: good preparation. We'll tell you what you can do and which natural methods you can use to make flying more comfortable.

Brain food: walnut

Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins E, B1, B2 and B3, zinc, magnesium and potassium: the composition of the walnut makes the small grey cells dance.

Finally no more neck pain

Susanne Lanz suffered from neck pain for many years. No treatment worked. The complementary medicine advice line initiated her recovery.

Holistic therapy

Complementary medicine doesn’t just treat the symptoms of an illness, but also looks for the cause.

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Our benefits for the perfect alternative

Complementary medicine methods can help to effectively treat a large number of complaints and offer patients relief or even a cure. Benefit from our expertise in the area of complementary medicine.

Generous benefits for complementary medicine

If you wish to use complementary medicine it is in any case worth taking out supplementary insurance as basic insurance covers only a small part: medical benefits associated with complementary medicine may be paid under the basic insurance policy in accordance with the Federal Health Insurance Act only if the doctor has been issued with a recognised licence by the Swiss Medical Association (FMH) and practices one of the five defined methods:

  • Anthroposophic medicine
  • Classical homoeopathy
  • Phytotherapy
  • Pharmacotherapy within traditional Chinese medicine (TCM)
  • Acupuncture

The costs are refunded according to the tariff in the canton where the person lives or the tariff for their work location.

SANA and COMPLETA supplementary insurance cover additional benefits that go beyond those of the basic insurance policy. In medically indicated cases we will cover 75% of the treatment costs up to an unlimited amount.

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Our experts on complementary medicine help you to choose the appropriate therapy for your condition and to find a recognised doctor, naturopath or therapist close to you who can treat you professionally. And you find out immediately whether we will cover the costs of the treatment.

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