People have long sought treatments that complement traditional healthcare practices.
Anyone who has had a good outcome from remedial massage or acupuncture or pilates, swears by their benefits.
However, Medicare does not cover most natural treatments and out of pocket costs can mount up so private health insurers began including them as attractive additions to their extras policies.
Following a review in 2019, the federal government decided 16 natural therapies were no longer permitted to be covered by any private health insurer.
But many popular treatments and services are still covered by extras policies.
Here’s what you need to know if you are seeking alternative treatments to certain ailments or health concerns and what may be covered by private health insurance.
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