Alternative health care is very acceptable and most General Practitioners are very much in favor of using natural medicines along with pharmaceuticals. They don't have the regulations like the USA FDA.
Minor procedures are also inexpensive and the larger operations dramatically cheaper compared to prices at home. There are a few expats who we know of that have had quite critical operations here in Cuenca and have praised the standard of treatment that they received.
In Cuenca you will find massage and natural therapy doctors along with quite a few natural medicine stores. Pharmaceutical medicines are also so much cheaper compared with that at home.
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This seems to be the most asked questions from expats thinking of retiring to Ecuador. "Can I get health insurance"?
Well yes you can and it is affordable but you will find that most expats tend to self insure. The fees for different procedures here are so affordable that many people pay as they go or if you want to you can put some money aside in case you need an emergency procedure.
But if you are seeking health insurance check out these sites. You should be able to find something that is what you are looking for. Alternatively if you do decide to go with an health insurance group in Ecuador and you do not speak Spanish make sure that you have a translator with you who can answer all your questions.