EFT on the NHS (cont.)

Why is a UK hospital offering dubious “energy therapies”? Atlanta, GA reporter and I have asked UK oversight agency

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust

Last Monday, my Atlanta, GA blogging buddy Peter M. Heimlich and I co-signed and co-blogged a request for a review of dubious medical treatments being offered by a Liverpool hospital. We filed our request with the Care Quality Commission (CQC), “the independent regulator of health and social care in England.”

Emotional Freedom Technique NHS

Via People’s Experiences of the Health Psychology Service at Walton Hospital, Derbyshire County Community Health Services

Today we filed a similar request with the CQC re: Derbyshire Community Health Services which is apparently offering “Neuro-Linguistic Programming” (NLP), “energy therapies,” and “Emotional Freedom Technique” (EFT), treatments discussed in the post Mental Help: Procedures to Avoid by retired psychiatrist Stephen Barrett MD, founder and proprietor of Quackwatch.com. (Click here to read the request).

See also: EFT on the NHSmy April 4, 2016 item on Derbyshire Community Health Services’ promotion of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), brain child of US author Gary “I am not a doctor” Craig.

EFT on the NHS

UK National Health Service promotes dubious alternative medicine therapy

Via the North Derbyshire Health Psychology Service:

Emotional Freedom Technique NHS

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is the brain child of US author Gary Craig, who despite having no medical credentials claims tapping therapy can be used to heal any and all manner of ailments, including “severe vaginal issues” and even cancer. From the horse’s mouth:

“One of the most obvious things about this weekend is the guy who’s running it – namely, me – is not a doctor. And you need to know, not only am I not a doctor, I know zip – I mean zip, or even less – about medical stuff.”

Research into the efficacy of energy psychology has shown EFT has no useful effect beyond that of a placebo. Snake oil, anyone?