A federal health report by the Robert-Koch-Institute in Berlin, Germany, has revealed that three quarters of Germans use, or have used, complementary medicine and so-called alternative remedies and 90% would recommend such treatments to others. Since 1995, health insurance companies in Germany have had discretion in including or excluding complementary medicine from the treatments they cover. A lack of definitive medical research could be said to assist the companies in reaching their decisions over certain treatments. Stats source: BMJ.
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