Universal Medicine’s false & misleading parliamentary inquiry submissions

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Cult doctor, Maxine Szramka sells fraudulent Esoteric ‘integrity’

Late last year NSW State Parliament’s Health Care Complaints Committee called for public submissions to an inquiry into the promotion of false and misleading health related information and practices. The aim was to examine the government’s response to organizations providing health services and misleading members of the public in ways that pose a risk to their health. The Universal Medicine cult’s hierarchy of investors, including the cult doctors, made two submissions proudly advertising their persistent delivery of false and misleading information, luring vulnerable patients into their commerce in harm.  Continue reading

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Esoteric Chakra-Puncture – abusive therapy/public health risk/toxic scam

SeirinThe Universal Medicine cult specializes in bogus therapies with perversely exaggerated claims to efficacy. Esoteric Chakra-Puncture, Serge Benhayon’s bastardized form of acupuncture, is both a workshop scam and another of the cult’s treatment room abuses, encouraging practitioners with inadequate training to target vulnerable patients, such as those undergoing chemotherapy, or suffering from Crohn’s disease. Not only does this sham therapy have zero clinical basis, but we’ve found no evidence Universal Medicine provides certified training in infection control. UPDATE MARCH 2015: Scam Chakra-puncture at Evolve College Continue reading

Indemnity insurance doesn’t indemnify abuse

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The Universal Medicine cult loves to gloat in its publicity that all its healing modalities are fully insured. However, the policy wording of a standard complementary medicine therapy indemnity insurance policy from Universal Medicine’s insurer, W. R. Berkley, specifically excludes molestation and psychological abuse. For the Benhayon family  ‘healers’ and all of the Esoteric Breast Massagers this means they are paying for insurance for nothing. Given the abusive nature of their ‘modalities’, none of their practices are insured, but that shouldn’t deter their victims from pursuing a class action to seek compensation for damages.

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Universal Medicine Cult Cartel – naming names: recruiters and promoters

Universal Medicine Affiliated Medical Professionals, Allied Health Professionals, Complementary Health Practitioners, Unqualified ‘Healers’, Meditation groups & businesses referring to UM practitioners

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Naming names – December update

December 2012: This site’s Naming Names page provides a picture of the international scale of the Universal Medicine cult cartel. An update on the official complaints process follows with a message to Universal Medicine practitioners.

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Accountability: Complaint processes against registered healthcare practitioners

Registered healthcare practitioners in Australia, including dentists, psychologists, physiotherapists, pharmacists and Chinese medicine practitioners are required to abide by national laws and a code of conduct to protect patients. Breaches of those may be reported to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Authority (AHPRA). Links to the authority and the code follow, with some potentially relevant sections.

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Accountability: Complaints against unregistered health practitioners

Australia has federal laws to protect patients from unethical or unsafe practices by registered health practitioners, however, NSW is the only state to provide similar protection from unregistered health practitioners. NSW patients adversely affected by unregistered practitioners may seek redress through the Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC). Links to the HCCC, instructions on making complaints and an explanation of relevant aspects of the code of conduct follows, with some good news and bad news.