CAA please EXPLAIN Alex Howard is a self-described (former) ME sufferer who made a full recovery and became a psychologist, then founded the "Optimum Health Clinic". I took a look at their website ( http://www.freedomfromme.co.uk/index.html ... note the name!) which provides a good deal of information about their approach, and I think the CAA has a lot of explaining to do. First, some background from that website: By "integrated" they don't mean allopathic with alternative, as we do in the States.. they mean psychological with nutritional. Apparently "every possible helpful treatment" includes variations on NLP, the Lightning Process, EFT and hypnotherapy, along with nutritional protocols that address heavy metal toxicity and Candida... but it does NOT include any treatment for viral or other pathogens: From an interview with Alex Howard: Also from this interview: His book was the one that (in his own words): "first put the Lightning Process on the map for treatment of ME", though he now says it is one facet of a proper ME treatment. From their website: Also from their website (bolding is mine): From Alex Howard in third video on their site at: http://www.freedomfromme.co.uk/psychologyvideos/patient.html: To the CAA: Does the CAA support the views expressed in the article by Alex Howard you linked to (and quoted by cfs since 1998 in post #2 of this thread) or the views expressed by Howard above? If so, would the CAA kindly make this clear on the top of their home page and in mailings to all its members? If NOT, why was this article linked to at all? Does the CAA newsletter have no editors?? And will the CAA question the author of this piece of the newsletter to find out why s/he found such an article in any way appropriate for promotion? And, of course, will the CAA then issue a retraction statement, to all those who received this newsletter and on their website, regarding their link to the Howard article?