I’ve got another answer to that age old question in relation to the kind of fake medicine I often rant about on here. So, despite the many answers and to it and the many people ignoring those many answers and the many times I’ve used the word many unnecessarily in this sentence.
So, what’s the harm?
This just goes to show that anyone can claim to be qualified. And I’m not talking about just Gillian McKeith (sp?) (not that it matters how I spell the name of someone whose career is long, long dead).
You can claim to be a holistic healer with nothing to back it up, the title essentially means nothing, there is no way to tell who knows what they’re talking about and who doesn’t.
The thing is however, that when you’re talking about using any treatment that’s not proven to be effective you’re not going to get any positive effect that isn’t a placebo.
And to be honest, if you’re going to be serving up arsenic, no matter how natural it might be, you should really stop referring to your healing as ‘of the whole self’ and start referring to it as chelation therapy, not that it would make it any safer.
So yes, despite caller herself a ‘holistic healer’, Selena Tsui caused one of her ‘patients’ to lose the use of all four of her limbs.
And although there was a payout, she should surely be facing much worse charges, this changes someone’s life, and not in a good way.
So what’s the harm?
Well, this is the harm.
Not that I needed to tell you that.