Homeopathy officially recognized by Swiss government as legitimate medicine to coexist with conventional medicine.
The Swiss government has announced a positive shift in alternative healing and complementary therapies.
For a long time, health insurance has guaranteed control for a system that is widely dominated by synthetic drugs.
The Swiss government is breaking out of their shells and allowing patients’ health insurance to cover 5 new complimentary therapies. In May of 2017, health insurance plans in the country of Switzerland will be covering a variety of healing channels, including traditional Chinese medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture, holistic medicine and herbal medicine. In a way, Switzerland is bringing back the successful traditional healing's of the past.
Swiss people speak out, pressure government to include complementary therapies on list of paid health services.
After health authorities in Switzerland blocked the alternative medicine fields from legitimacy in 2005, the people have vocally spoke out. Two-thirds of the Swiss people, in 2009, voted for the inclusion of 5 important healing modalities on the country’s constitutional list of paid health services. It wasn’t until 2012 rolled around, when all 5 complimentary healing modalities were included together in basic insurance coverage, for a six-year trial. At the end of this trial, there would be determinations that would be made based on the alternative therapies “cost-effectiveness, efficacy and suitability.”
Holistic approaches are gauged through observation, in the progress of healing over time.
The interior ministry now determines what many holistic practitioners already believe about the healing arts, It’s "impossible to provide such proof for these disciplines in their entirety." Proof of efficacy is in the individuals actual experience, commitment and initiative. Holistic therapy are not like synthetics. The whole person is treated, not just one symptom. Its hard to measure an alternative therapy on paper, in a perfectly controlled area. The proof is in the observation, in the progress of healing in time.
In this understanding, its these 5 modalities that will continue to be reimbursed by health insurance plans, so long as they are done by certified medical professionals. Its a huge step in the right direction for the Swiss healthcare system, which is seeking to add in, together, other than just synthetic manipulations and suppression of the human body. This change in medicine will allow various questionable treatments within these complimentary healing channels to face heightened scrutiny, so the best holistic approaches can come out of the dark and work for everyone.