Stockholm - Alternative medicine
Alternative medical therapies exist outside the traditional Swedish health care system which means that each session of the treatment is paid entirely by the patient. The only exception is when a mother to be asks for acupuncture treatment as acute pain relieving therapy instead of the normal drugs usually dispensed in this case to control pain.
If you are interested in alternative medical therapies, it
is worth keeping in mind that in Sweden there are no laws which compel a
clinic to employ only qualified therapists. It is therefore very important
for you to startby contacting a reputable place like:
The Association of Therapists 08 32 80 00 (they have a list of trained and qualified therapists) or The Alternative Organization 08 31 77 86.
There are at least four types of alternative treatments
available in Stockholm:
Naprapathy, Acupuncture, Reflexology and Rolfing.
For Acupuncture you go to
Taizan and Kerstin Meguro
Tel: + 46 (0)8 640 25 80
First session one hour (SEK600), follow up 30 minutes (SEK500).
For Reflexology treatment you contact
Tel: + 46 (0)8 54 54 59 00
Rolfing- or structural integration, is a holistic therapy named afterDr.Ida P.Rolf, the developer of the method. It aims to ease pain and chronic stress by altering a person's posture and structure by systematically organizing the body's soft connective tissue network, the myofascial system. This alteration in turn results in a more efficient use of the muscles in gravity. There are studies that have documented that Rolfing reduces spinal curvature as well as enhancing neurogical functions. Rolfing treatment is available at:
- Delphi Institut
Tel: + 46 (0)8 663 00 09
Each session lasts from 60 to 90 minutes and costs SEK750.
Naprapathy is a treatment system built on "manual medicine" using the hands to examine and treat disturbances in the body's moving components and connective tissues. The aim of naprapathy is to correct the causes of pain. It was developed in 1907 by an American, Oakley Smith, and derives from
chiropractics. The main difference between the two is that naprapathy also addresses the soft tissues, while chiropractics works on the skeleton and joints.
If you wish to have Naprapathy treatment you can contact
- The Scandinavian College of Manual Medicine
Tel: + 46 (0)8 31 19 19
Each session lasts 45-60 minutes and costs between SEK350 and SEK450 with a certified naprapath.