Unconventional medicine in Central Europe: a misuse of public health insurance?

  title={Unconventional medicine in Central Europe: a misuse of public health insurance?},
  author={Albrecht Falkenbach and Manfred Herold},
  journal={Journal of alternative and complementary medicine},
  volume={5 5},
OBJECTIVE To scrutinize the presumption maintained by critics that patients seeking medical treatment at a health resort may be more motivated by the prospect of a pleasant sojourn paid for by health insurance than by the impairment caused by a disease. DESIGN Variables for mobility (occiput-to-wall distance, cervical rotation, chest expansion, thoracic flexion, lumbar flexion, and finger-to-floor distance) and C-reactive protein were determined in 181 patients (male 134, female 47; age 52.4… CONTINUE READING

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