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Inside The Controversial Therapy For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome That Some Patients Call A "Cult"

Tuesday 17 December 2019

 

From US news outlet Valliant News:

 

Lightning Process
 

Inside The Controversial Therapy For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome That Some Patients Call A “Cult”

By Robert Smith
December 8, 2019
Copyright © 2019 Valliant News. All Rights Reserved.

The publication of a new scientific study does not usually bring about accusations of libel, alleged death threats, and unprofessionalism.

But in the last three months, a trial into a strange, divisive therapy for a mysterious illness has sparked exactly that – as well as boosting interest in the therapy itself, the Lightning Process, a controversial, much-hyped, and much-despised programme that devotees describe as a miracle and detractors call a pseudoscientific cult.

The Lightning Process has gained attention for claiming to alleviate chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), an unexplained and devastating illness. It manifests as not simply profound tiredness but also crippling pain, especially after exercise, and a near paralysis of muscles that can persist for days at a time. There is no known cure. It can last for years, or decades, or the remainder of a life.

Sufferers are often confined to their rooms or beds, unable to walk. It often appears to follow a viral infection, but no one knows why, or what causes it; it is diagnosed only when the symptoms persist for a period of months and no other cause is found.

 

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