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
The 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
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.
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.