The ASA stops a criminal advertising in UK:http://asa.org.uk/ASA-action/Adjudications/2012/8/Maureen-Bowman/SHP_ADJ_175604.aspx
ASA logo - celebrating 50 years of being legal, decent, honest and truthfulASA Adjudication on Maureen Bowman
54 Nine Lands
Houghton Le Spring
Tyne and Wear
Date: 29 August 2012
Media: Internet (on own site)
Sector: Health and beauty
Number of complaints: 1
Complaint Ref: A11-175604
Claims on www.maureenbowman.co.uk
stated "Hypnotherapy is the art of using hypnosis to help with medical cures ... Hypnotherapy has hundreds of uses, below I list a few ... Alcohol addictions ... Eating disorders ... Blood pressure ... Multiple Sclerosis".
An internet user understood that Maureen Bowman was not medically qualified and challenged whether the references to Multiple Sclerosis, blood pressure, eating disorders and alcohol addiction, might discourage essential treatment for conditions for which qualified medical supervision should be sought.
CAP Code (Edition 12)
Maureen Bowman said she was reluctant to remove the references to Multiple Sclerosis, blood pressure, eating disorders and alcohol addiction, because people would be unaware that she would be able to help them. She said she always ensured that her clients had been seen by a doctor first.
The ASA noted the claims referring to Multiple Sclerosis, blood pressure, eating disorders and alcohol addiction and the claim that hypnotherapy could be used to "help with medical cures" and considered that those claims offered treatment and cures for those conditions. We also considered that they were conditions for which qualified medical supervision should be sought. The CAP Code states marketers must not discourage essential treatment for conditions for which medical supervision should be sought; for example, they should not offer specific advice on, diagnosis of or treatment for such conditions unless that advice, diagnosis or treatment was conducted under the supervision of a suitably qualified health professional. We noted we had not seen evidence to show Maureen Bowman was a suitably qualified health professional and therefore concluded that the claims could discourage essential treatment for those conditions.
The claims breached CAP Code (Edition 12) rule 12.2 (Medicines, medical devices, health-related products and beauty products).
ActionThe claims must not appear again in their current form. We told Maureen Bowman not to refer to conditions for which medical supervision was required.
Advertising Standards Authority Ltd, Mid City Place, 71 High Holborn, London WC1V 6QT | Copyright © 2012 ASA
That rules A LOT of quacks out of business. One of them, also "working" in UK, under the eyes of the ASA, is Richard Flook, who already is mentioned in this forum several times, one thread being http://transgallaxys.com/~kanzlerzwo/index.php?topic=2391.msg16973#msg16973
The URL given there is not valid anymore, but the web archive (wayback machine) has stored it.http://web.archive.org/web/20100325090254/http://www.depression.cz.cc/about-depression/meta-medicine-and-eft-demonstration-for-bipolar-disorder-part-2.html
Feb Mar Apr
Previous capture 25 Next capture
2009 2010 2011
25 Mar 10 - 25 Mar 10 about depression
« Depression Meds Without Parents Knowing?
can u tell me a high energy depression fighting diet? »
META-Medicine and EFT Demonstration for Bipolar Disorder Part 2
March 22nd, 2010 Posted at about depression
Bipolar, Demonstration, disorder, METAMedicine, Partarrow | No Commentsarrowhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMbOWXxgWZ8&feature=player_embeddedPart 2 of the demonstration combining META-Medicine diagnosis with EFT to help a client with Manic Depression (Bipolar disorder). The International META-Medicine Association (IMMA) is a Non-Profit Organisation established in 2004 dedicated to education, accreditation and research based on a bio-psycho-social model of integrative medicine. For more information about EFT, the IMMA and the META-Medicine perspective on Bipolar disorder send metamedicineuk a message or go to www.metamedicine.info
This entry was posted on Monday, March 22nd, 2010 at 7:23 am and is filed under about depression. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
The video clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMbOWXxgWZ8&feature=player_embedded
is removed. I am sure it appeared under different names at other places. One clip with indisputably criminal action is this, also at YouTube.com:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btFuQ8g37mY
It shows Richard Flook "working" on a mentally ill patient.
The "META-Medicine" mentioned in the blog post is purely criminal. It is absolutely deadly. The main clientele is cancer patients, so Richard Flook not only "works" on patient with mental disorders, i.e. a topic covered by the new action by the ASA as shown at the top of this posting. The ASA must get Richard Flook out of business ASAP. Who knows how many patients Richard Flook already sent to the grave?