Recognized forms of complementary medicine, medical massage and nutritional counseling

As at January 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

7

Alexander technique

188

Alexander technique

10 Anthroposophic medicine
249 Anthroposophic medicine (FMH)

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

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 method

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
215 Osteopathy  GDK/MSc. 

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

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)

500

Spiral Dynamics Diploma Level Intermediate MED

  5)

501

Spiral Dynamics Diploma Level Advanced MED-Q

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

145  Western phytotherapy

  211 + 415 Phytotherapy (WAM) 1)

219  Purging procedures (NHP)

  211 + 665 Purging procedures 1)
185 Traditional Chinese medicine TCM Naturopathy TCM
 

5 Acupuncture (TCM)

  231 + 172 Acupuncture 2)

64 Electroacupuncture (TCM)

  231 + 182 Electroacupuncture 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.) Naturopathy AVM
 

26 Ayurvedic medicine (Ayur.)

  545 + 414 Phytotherapy (AVM) 3)

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

3

Acupressure

171 Acupressure

6

Acupoint/acupuncture massage

272 Acupoint/acupuncture massage
9 An-Mo/Tui-Na (TCM) 231 + 416 An-Mo/Tui-Na massage 2)

28 / 57

Ayurveda massage (Ayur.)

546 Ayurvedic massage

35

Connective tissue massage (med. massage)

232 + 206

234 + 206

Connective tissue massage 4)
43 Dorn therapy, additional qualification 268 Dorn Breuss therapy
67 Electrotherapy (med. massage)

232 + 404

234 + 404

Electrotherapy 4)
95 / 220 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)

163 / 240

Reflexology massage / reflexology therapy

664 Reflexology (general)

172

Shiatsu massage

221 Shiatsu massage
205

Wraps/compresses (med. massage)

232 + 669

234 + 669

Wraps/compresses/fango 4)

213

 Rhythmic massage, anthroposophic

250 Rhythmic massage, anthroposophic

221

NHP massage (naturopath)

211 + 807 Hydrotherapy 1)
211 + 205 Classical massage 1)
211 + 218 Foot reflexology therapy 1)
211 + 664  Reflexology (general) 1)

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

24 /57

Ayurvedic nutritional counseling (Ayur.) / Ayurveda nutrition

545 + 541 Nutritional counseling (AVM) 3)

68

Nutritional counseling

229

Nutritional counseling (WAM)

69

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

218

Dietetics (NHP)

211 + 229 corresponds to nutritional counseling (WAM) 1)

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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