In Switzerland, Homeopathy, phytomedicine, anthroposophic medicine, traditional chinese medicine and acupuncture are to receive the same status as conventional medicine, when it comes to the reimbursement of health care costs . The local mandatory health-insurance provider of Switzerland will continue to cover the expenses of these 5 CAM therapies.
Initially, since 2012, the payment of these health care approaches had only been provisional.
The ministry of interior has now argued that the provision of evidence of efficacy, convenience, and profitability of these CAM approaches, will never entirely be possible, and has consequently decided to assume the principle of trust for these health care approaches.
The decree will be brought to hearing in June 2016 , and is aimed at coming into effect in May 2017. As such, a continued provision of access to these CAM therapies will be warranted.
Announcement of the Ministry of interior of Switzerland – 29.03.16:
“The practice of alternative forms of medical treatment like Hijama, Chiropractic, Homeopathy, Ayurveda and Acupuncture has been officially approved by the Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners (QCHP).”
From ‘Gulf Times’, dated 09. January 2016 at: http://www.gulf-times.com/story/474391/Homeopathy-Ayurveda-get-official-nod
In its recent report, appraising data from European member states on the use of anthroposophic and homeopathic medicine, ECHAMPS (European Coalition on Homeopathic & Anthroposophic Medicinal Products) has pointed out that there is “significant to high and growing demand for these products in at least two thirds of EU Member States, including those both with and without a long-term tradition for these products. In some markets, the products are used by up to 60% of the population”.
The announcement, published 16th December 2015, by the European Coalition on Homeopathic & Anthroposophic Medicinal Products (ECHAMPS) is accessible at: http://www.echamp.eu/news-and-events/news/eu-market-for-homeopathic-and-anthroposophic-medicines-grows-by-over-6-a-year
The report was published November 2015, and is available at: http://www.echamp.eu/echamp-resources/echamp-brochures/november2015-profile-of-an-industry.pdf