Recognized forms of complementary medicine, medical massage and nutritional counseling

As at March 2020

Recognized therapists

For AXA to provide benefits, treatment must be provided by a doctor or recognized specialist. Recognized specialists are naturopaths and therapists who are entered in the Empirical Medicine Register (EMR) register or registered for the relevant method with the Swiss Foundation for Complementary Medicine (ASCA). In the therapist search you will find all recognized specialists.

Complementary medicine

AXA’s outpatient products cover 75% of the cost of complementary medical treatment . Health ACTIF covers a maximum of CHF 1,000 per year, while Health COMPLET covers a maximum of CHF 3,000. AXA only pays benefits for necessary medical treatments.

With complementary-medicine group courses involving 10 classes or more and aimed at prevention or treatment, the same reimbursement guidelines apply as for exercise classes. Health ACTIF thus covers 75% of costs up to a maximum of CHF 200 per year; Health COMPLET covers 75% of costs up to a maximum of CHF 300 per year.

AXA recognizes the following methods of complementary medicine:

EMR number

EMR method

ASCA number ASCA method
6 APM therapy (Acupoint/acupuncture massage) 272 APM therapy (Acupoint/acupuncture massage)

7

Alexander technique

188

Alexander technique

10 Anthroposophic medicine
249 Anthroposophic therapy

13

Respiratory therapy

173 Respiratory therapy

20

Autogenic training

253 Autogenic training

32

Movement therapy, integrative/clinical

550

Movement and bodywork therapy

38

Bioresonance therapy

269 Bioresonance
43 Dorn therapy, additional qualification   5)

53

Craniosacral therapy

180

Craniosacral therapy

58 Drama therapy
563 Drama and speech therapy

73

Eutony (Gerda Alexander method)

186 Eutony (Gerda Alexander method)
76 Color therapy 275 Color therapy

78

Feldenkrais method

192 Feldenkrais therapy

88

Hatha yoga

258 Hatha yoga

89

Therapeutic eurythmy

187 Therapeutic eurythmy, anthroposophic

91

Classical homeopathy

197 homeopathy
97  Intermedial art therapy
562 Intermedial art therapy

100

Kinesiology

199 Kinesiology

114

Art therapy

204 Painting therapy
561 Creative and painting therapy

115

Art therapy, anthroposophic

251 Art therapy, anthroposophic

127

Music therapy

548 Music therapy

128

Music therapy, anthroposophic

252

Music therapy, anthroposophic

141

Osteopathy/etiopathy

213 Osteopathy/etiopathy

148

Hands-on creative therapy, anthroposophic

255

Hands-on creative therapy, anthroposophic

149

Polarity

214

Polarity

158

Puppetry therapy

572

Puppetry therapy

161

Rebalancing

583

Rebalancing

166

Rolfing / structural integration

220

Rolfing / structural integration

172 Shiatsu massage 221 Shiatsu massage

177

Anthroposophic speech therapy

256 Anthroposophic speech therapy

183

Dance therapy

542 Movement and dance therapy

184

Movement and dance therapy (Hauschild-Sutter method)

  5)
213 Rhythmic massage, anthroposophic 250 Rhythmic massage, anthroposophic

163

240

Reflexology massage

Reflexology therapy

664 Reflexology (general)

500

Spiral Dynamics Diploma Level Intermediate MED

  5) Reflexology (general)

501

Spiral Dynamics Diploma Level Advanced MED-Q

263 Spiral Dynamics
131 Naturopathic therapies NHP (naturopaths) 211 Naturopathy WAM
 

145 Western phytotherapy

  211 + 415 Phytotherapy (WAM) 1)
218 Dietetics (NHP) 211 + 229 corresponds to nutritional counseling (WAM) 1)

219 Purging procedures (NHP)

211 + 665 Purging procedures 1)
220 Hydrotherapy (med. massage) 211 + 807 Hydrotherapy 1)
221 NHP massage (naturopath)   211 + 807 Hydrotherapy 1)
211 + 205 Classical massage 1)
211 +218 Foot reflexology therapy 1)
211 + 664 Reflexology (general) 1)
185 Traditional Chinese medicine TCM 231 Naturopathy TCM
  3 Acupressure   171 Acupressure

5 Acupuncture (TCM)

231 + 172 Acupuncture 2)
9 An-Mo/Tui-Na (TCM) 231 + 416 An-Mo/Tui-Na massage 2)

64 Electroacupuncture (TCM)

231 + 182 Electroacupuncture 2)
69 Chinese nutrition therapy 231 + 233 Nutritional counseling (TCM) 2)

108 Laser acupuncture (TCM)

231 + 260 Laser acupuncture 2)

124 Moxa/moxibustion (TCM)

231 + 322 Moxa/moxibustion 2)

136 Auricular acupuncture (TCM)

231 + 458 Auriculotherapy TCM 2)

 146 Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) previously phytotherapy (TCM)

231 + 235 Phytotherapy (TCM) 2)

160 Qi-gong (TCM)

231 + 412 Qi-gong (TCM) 2)

170 Cupping therapy (TCM)

231 + 282 Cupping therapy (TCM) 2)

182 Tai-chi (TCM)

231 + 436 Tai-chi (TCM) 2)
22 Ayurveda (Ayur.) 545 Naturopathy AVM
  24 Ayurvedic nutritional counseling (Ayur.)   545 + 541 Nutritional counseling (AVM) 3)

26 Ayurvedic medicine (Ayur.)

545 + 414 Phytotherapy (AVM) 3)
28 / 57 Ayurveda massage (Ayur.) 546 Ayurvedic massage

AXA will cover the method only if it is performed by a specialist who is registered for that method with the EMR or ASCA.

 

Medical massages

For persons insured under its Health ACTIF and Health COMPLET products, AXA will reimburse 75% of the cost of medical massage, but no more than CHF 200 per calendar year. AXA currently recognizes the following methods:

EMR number

EMR method

ASCA number ASCA method

35

Connective tissue massage (med. massage)

232 + 206

234 + 206

Connective tissue massage 4)


  268 Dorn Breuss therapy
67 Electrotherapy (med. massage)

232 + 404

234 + 404

Electrotherapy 4)
95 Hydrotherapy (med. massage)

232 + 807

234 + 807

Hydrotherapy 4)

82

Foot reflexology (med. massage)

232 + 218

234 + 807

Foot reflexology therapy 4)

103

Medical massage (medical masseur)

232 + 205

234 + 205

Classical massage 4)

112

Lymphatic drainage massage, manual (med. massage)

232 + 202

234 + 202

Manual lymphatic drainage massage 4)
205

Wraps/compresses (med. massage)

232 + 669

234 + 669

Wraps/compresses/fango 4)

Benefits for medical massage count toward the total amount that may be reimbursed for complementary medical treatment.

 

Nutritional advice

AXA covers a portion of the cost of nutritional counseling. Under the Health ACTIF product, 75% of these costs are covered, up to a maximum of CHF 300 per year. Under the Health COMPLET product, 75% of these costs are covered, up to a maximum of CHF 500 per year. AXA currently recognizes the following methods:

EMR number

EMR method

ASCA number ASCA method

68

Nutritional counseling

229

Nutritional counseling (WAM)

AXA will cover the method only if it is performed by a specialist who is registered for that method with the EMR or ASCA or a qualified dietitian.

Footnotes /key

1) only when also simultaneously registered for 211. Naturopathy (WAM)

2) only when also simultaneously registered for 231. Naturopathy (TCM)

3) only when also simultaneously registered for 545. Naturopathy (AVM)

4) only when also simultaneously registered for 232. Medical massage FA SRK or 234. Medical massage (Federal Certificate of Competence)

5) No ASCA method

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