Homeopathy on the NHS

UK homeopathic hospitals: Atlanta, GA reporter and I ask oversight agency for a standard of care review

Homeopathy on the NHS

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On April 25, my US blogging buddy Peter M. Heimlich and I co-signed and co-blogged a request for a review of “crystal therapy” and other dubious medical treatments being offered by a Liverpool hospital.

On May 2, we blogged about a similar request we made re: a Derbyshire hospital offering “energy therapies.”

On May 11, we blogged about a similar request we made re: a Norwich area medical facility offering “Thought Field Therapy” and other iffy treatments.

We filed our requests with the Care Quality Commission (CQC), “the independent regulator of health and social care in England.”

Today we filed the following request with the CQC re: the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine, Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital, and Bristol Homeopathic Hospital. (Click here to read the request).

Thought Field Therapy (and More!)

Why is UK’s Hoveton & Wroxham Medical Centre offering dubious “alternative” therapies? US reporter and I have asked UK oversight agency

Hoveton & Wroxham Medical Centre

On April 25, 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. On May 2, we blogged about a similar request we made re: Derbyshire hospital offering “energy therapies.”

We filed our request with the Care Quality Commission (CQC), “the independent regulator of health and social care in England.”

Today we filed another request with the CQC re: Hoveton & Wroxham Medical Centre (see the map) which – according to their website – is offering these treatments (all links to Quackwatch.com):

“Hypnotherapy”
“Neuro-Linguistic Programming” (NLP)
“Time Line Therapy”
“Life Coaching”
“Emotional Freedom Techniques” (EFT)
“Thought Field Therapy” (TFT)
“Eye Movement Integration”
“Energy Healing”
“Mindfulness”
“Reiki”

Click here to read the request.

See also: Crystal Therapy on the NHS, my April 23, 2016 item on the Aintree University Hospitals’ promotion of Crystal Healing and Chromotherapy.

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.

National Holistic Service

Why is a Liverpool hospital offering dubious “holistic treatments”? Fellow blogger Peter M. Heimlich (Atlanta, GA, US) and I have asked UK oversight agency

A couple of days ago, I reported an item about how Aintree University Hospitals in Liverpool offers, apparently via the publicly-funded National Health Service, these “holistic treatments” (all links to Quackwatch.com):

“aromatherapy”
• “aromatic facial”
“reflexology”
“crystal therapy”
“reiki”
“colour therapy (chromotherapy)”

Today Peter and I co-signed (and are co-blogging) this request for a review to the Care Quality Commission, “the independent regulator of health and social care in England.” (Click here to read the request).

Crystal Therapy on the NHS

UK National Health Service promotes yet more dubious alt-med therapies

Via the Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust:

Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Crystal therapy traditionally involves placing quartz crystals on different parts of the body – often corresponding to a person’s “chakras” – in an attempt to construct an “energy grid,” which is purported to surround the subject with healing energy. 

The ancient healing powers of quartz crystals were said to have been discovered by Edgar Cayce (1877-1945), an American mystic whose “psychic readings” foresaw the lost city of Atlantis. He claimed that the citizens of Atlantis used quartz crystals “to obtain power and to amplify the natural energies of the earth and sun.”

Aintree University Hospitals further promotes colour therapy (or chromotherapy), an obscure treatment involving “the use of colour and its own unique vibrational, healing properties to balance energy in the body that may be lacking or over-stimulated.”

Needless to say, the scientific evidence does not support either therapy. 

The NHS’ promotion of the three other therapies listed above – aromatherapy (and aromatic facial), reflexology and reiki – has already garnered the attention of the mainstream media in the UK. However, the range of alternative and complementary therapies currently available on the NHS is not well documented. Stay tuned for more.

See also: EFT on the NHS, my 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.