Alternative health services are divided into several groups.
There are three types of “complementary” treatments: “integrative” practices combine techniques; “alternative” treatments are used instead of mainstream medicine; and “complementary.”
These services provide a wide range of insurance benefits. Before paying for something you didn’t know about, check with your insurance plan to see if alternative therapy is covered and whether the person you want to see is in-network.
Some alternative therapies may be covered by insurance.
Some alternative care options have been embraced by Western medicine. Some typical approaches may be covered by your insurance plan. A health insurance plan may want you to get permission from your doctor before you get treatment. Make sure to check with the plan before you get any treatment, though.
Acupuncture (acupressure) is a technique for balancing the flow of energy in the body by inserting needles (pressure) into energy pathways. It is commonly used to treat pain.
Biofeedback is a technique that teaches people how to control physiological processes like heart rate, blood pressure, and muscle tension in order to treat problems like high blood pressure, headaches, and chronic pain.
The muscles, bones, and neurological systems are the focus of chiropractic manipulation. An adjustment is a common way to loosen muscles, relieve pain, and get back to being able to move.
Massage treatment involves manipulating soft tissues, including muscles, tendons, and ligaments, to relieve stress and pain.
Nutrition, behavioral modifications, herbal medicine, homeopathy, and acupuncture are some of the treatment options offered by naturopathy. Naturopathic doctors have received education in both traditional and complementary medicine.
Some treatments are often not covered by insurance.
The following alternate approaches are often not covered by insurance companies. Be advised that you will most likely be responsible for all service expenses. Verify with your insurance provider.
Aromatherapy helps people get better by using essential oils that are made from plant roots, leaves, seeds, or blooms.
Ayurveda and Ayurvedic medicine use a number of treatments to balance the body, mind, and spirit for general wellness, including herbs, massage, and specific diets.
Homeopathy works by utilizing the body’s natural ability to repair itself through the use of diluted chemicals based on the “like heals like” premise.
Reflexology is a technique that involves applying pressure to specific locations on the feet, hands, or ears in order to improve overall health.
In yoga therapy, yoga techniques are used to help people with illnesses and their symptoms. These include posture and breathing exercises, deep relaxation, meditation, and yoga postures and breathing exercises.
Before seeking therapy, make sure to check your insurance plan’s coverage to see if alternative therapies are covered and if there are any criteria.