Complementary treatment

This exclusion on a medical insurance policy means that the policy will not cover treatment that falls under the category of complementary or alternative medicine, unless it is specifically listed as a covered benefit in the Table of Benefits. Complementary medicine refers to treatments that are not considered part of conventional Western medicine, and can include a wide range of practices such as acupuncture, chiropractic, osteopathy, homeopathy, and natural medicine. The exclusion applies to all forms of complementary medicine and is used interchangeably with terms like alternative medicine, integrative medicine, holistic medicine, natural medicine, unorthodox medicine, fringe medicine, unconventional medicine, and new age medicine. However, some benefits which are considered as Complementary treatment may be included, such as Acupuncture, Chiropractic treatments, visits to an Osteopath or Homeopath, which is subject to the terms and conditions of the policy, and the availability of coverage will depend on the specific policy and the Table of Benefits.