In an article titled, When Healing Hands Start Grasping, Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the University of NSW, Professor John Dwyer, has dismantled Universal Medicine cult’s abusive women’s health practice in the May Edition of Australasian Science, and taken a crack at Australia’s healthcare practitioner regulators for good measure.
Unfortunately, you’ll need to subscribe to read the whole article, but Professor Dwyer has quoted some of the ridiculous claims from the original EBM website, similar to those I quoted in my own posts on marketing abuse and calling it ‘healing‘. He also discussed complaints made to the regulators about UM and their pathetic response.
Adequate consumer protection from misleading and often fraudulent practices remains disappointingly inadequate, both at the state and national level. In Australia in 2013, vulnerable patients deserve much better than that.
Boy oh boy, do we agree…
For Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine, this negative attention makes a mockery of their claims that criticism directed at UM originates from a handful of ‘disgruntled males’, and a cranky brunette with an ‘agenda’. Very soon, they’ll be receiving negative attention from the HCCC and a large number of parliamentary observers whose patience with aggressive alternative medicine wackjobs has run out.
No doubt the attention will strike another blow to UM’s feeble credibility, and more crucially to their dwindling bottom line.
Encouragingly, there are signs our activism has made an impact. The numbers at the current UK events are down by 30-40% on last year, in spite of Curtis Benhayon, Esoteric Uterus Massager, attempting to look cool around Frome grinding the gears in a Porsche. Several inquiries have come in from Frome, and it appears locals are cottoning on to the nature of UM and are less than thrilled to be the home of a nasty, sexually abusive, censorious, death cult.
In other news, when one does a Google search for Esoteric Breast Massage, this site is 2nd from top of the Google listing, and the first pages are dominated by negative press. All achieved via page hits alone, without a bunch of SEO experts, web designers and a squadron of numbskull, dissociated propagandists, let alone the millions in donated funds Sergio has at his disposal.
In case anyone thought less than a handful of cranky people could make a difference.
However, the job is nowhere near done. It is still a long push from here and we can’t do this on our own. We’ve put our valuable time and our names to pursuing regulators and public representatives as aggressively as we’ve pursued the cult, and it would help us if those affected have our back. We could still lose this war, and UniMed could establish itself as a home grown version of Scientology, but worse. Help us stop the harm. Please consider making an official complaint if you or a loved one have been adversely affected, or write to your public representatives with your story, and let them know why regulatory action needs to be taken.