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Alternative Medical Services

Alternative medicine is becoming increasingly popular in the Netherlands, sometimes as a complement to traditional Western medicine. The various forms of alternative medicine like acupuncture, homeopathy, chiropractic medicine, manual therapy, naturopathy, traditional Chinese medicine etc. are organised in associations. To be sure that you are dealing with a regulated practitioner, consult the association of  alternative medicine:

Alternatieve Geneeswijzen (alternative medicine).


Medical insurance companies are covering more and more alternative treatments. Check with your insurer, as they can provide you with a list of which alternative doctors they cover. Many alternative medications are sold in ordinary drugstores.






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