Complementary medicine

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7064.1080 (Published 26 October 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1080

Most private medical insurers will pay for certain forms of complementary medicine

  1. B Pal, Consultant in rheumatology and rehabilitation
  1. Department of Rheumatology, Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester M23 9LT

    EDITOR,—The news article about the use of complementary medicine in various countries raises several points of interest, such as the variability in the recognition of, and in the attitudes towards, complementary medicine among the public and the medical profession.1 Little is known about private medical insurers' reimbursement policies for complementary medicine. The findings of a survey that a colleague and I recently carried out may be of interest.2 …

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