Swiss government recognises homeopathy

Broadening their definition of medicine, the Swiss government is making a positive shift toward alternative healing and complementary therapies. They are now allowing patients’ health insurance plans to cover five new complementary therapies.

In May 2017, health insurance plans in Switzerland started covering a variety of healing modalities, including homeopathy, acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine, herbal medicine and holistic medicine. In this way, Switzerland is supporting healing arts that were used successfully in the past.