Bioresonance therapy is a “diagnostic and therapeutic nonsense”, as the commission of the Swiss Society for Allergology and Immunology states. No wonder: the therapy is based on an idea from Scientologists.
And yet health insurance companies pay a share of such meetings as part of the supplementary insurance. And bioresonance is by no means the only controversial form of therapy. Swica, for example, supports over a hundred therapeutic methods that are attributed to alternative medicine and are sometimes highly controversial. Some examples:
Bach flower therapy Inventor Edward Bach († 50) was convinced that every physical illness has a spiritual origin. And the flower essences developed by him can cure these diseases. The only thing that does not do the flower essences – this is the conclusion of various scientific studies. In the end, the overpriced Bach flower essences are nothing more than an extremely diluted mixture of alcohol and water, in which there were once a few flowers.
Orthomolecular therapy Whether cancer or neurodermatitis: illnesses can be cured with this therapy by taking ultra-high-dose vitamins. This is based on the theory that modern life style means that the population is chronically undersupplied with vitamins and other vital substances – and therefore becomes ill. Serious studies, however, show that, on the one hand, chronic undersupply is a fairy tale. And on the other hand, cancer cannot be combated with ultra-high-dose vitamins. The only thing that is proven is that an overdose of vitamins damages the body.
Ear candling therapy Ear candles are said to alleviate migraines or tinnitus and also to clean the ear canal. The hollow candles are filled with herbs and essential oils and then inserted into the ear and lit. But why the candles should clean the ears cannot be justified either physically or chemically. And the claim that they have a therapeutic effect is even “proven wrong” according to science.
Colon hydrotherapy You flush ten liters of water into the colon – and thus heal people from diseases such as acne, rheumatism, constipation or diarrhea: This is what providers of this form of therapy believe in. However, it is only scientifically proven that the therapy leads to bowel movements. However, the patients take the risk of an intestinal injury during treatment. As well as that the intestinal flora is disturbed. Possible side effect: constipation or diarrhea. The health insurance companies still pay.