CM to be covered by insurance?

From the Singapore Conversation, health care is one of the top concerns here. A lot of discussion was focused on Medisave etc which of course are important.

I am not sure anyone brought up this point – The best way to tackle cost is prevention. Complementary medicine (CM)such as naturopathy, chiropractice, herbal medicine, homeopathy is getting very popular. These therapies focus more on wellness rather than sickness; though they do treat the latter in a holistic manner as well.

I have a client who was diagnosed with terminal cancer. She told me why the insurance company is not paying for all the herbs, nutrition etc that keep her well while her medical screenings and doctor’s consultations are paid even though nothing from them are saving her?

If population is healthy, don’t you think there will be less burden on the national reserves and the healthcare system?

Why not allow CM to be paid by insurance??


About Sebastian Liew

Matthew Wood, the renowned American herbalist described Sebastian as ‘one of the most unique and talented practitioners of natural healing and herbalism.’ The New Paper (Singapore) called Sebastian Liew 'The Medicine Man'. Indeed, Sebastian is a qualified and registered Medical Herbalist (accredited by the National Herbalists Association of Australia), with a Master's degree in Herbal Medicine from the University of New England, Australia. He is the first medical herbalist in Singapore and is known to popularize phytotherapy (Western herbal medicine), European traditional medicine, and St Hildegard medicine (Germany) in Singapore and probably in Asia. Sebastian has 20 years clinical work experiences and treated numerous patients with different medical conditions from all age groups in his Singapore clinic. Sebastian authored the book, Leaf to Life: The Natural Approach to Slow Down Aging and Living a Healing Life, which set the fundamentals for healthy aging and the prevention or treatment for almost all diseases. Please visit website
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