Kurt wrote: Kurt, I wonder if you appreciate that LP is marketed not as a "treatment" or a "therapy" delivered by practitioners or therapists but as a "training programme" delivered by "coaches". There is no professional body to which those delivering LP are accountable. I have posted this newspaper letter on another LP thread on these forums: http://www.thisisnorthdevon.co.uk/n...idn-t-work/article-613394-detail/article.html in which the lady reports: "[...] I told my instructor that, despite practising the process regularly, my symptoms had remained the same. "He then said that I had obviously not followed the process properly, otherwise it would have worked. "There was a dogged refusal to accept that it might be possible for the lightning process not to work even if practised religiously. "I pointed out that to have an unbiased study you have to accommodate both sides i.e. those it has worked for and those it has not, but he then said that those it had not worked for were usually reluctant to come forward. "This struck me as odd so I said that I would willingly publicise that it had not worked for me but he told me that if I did that he would simply tell people that I hadn't done what I had been asked to do. "He concluded by saying that "we're not really interested in those it hasn't worked for anyway". "Furthermore, he made claims to me that the lightning process was able to cure conditions such as cancer if practised properly..." There is no professional regulatory body for LP "coaches" with which this lady can take up her concerns which is one of the reasons why many of us in the UK have such concerns about this "training" process - particularly for children. The Esther Crawley pilot is said to be using children aged 8 to 18 years old. Do you think that a sick child of eight, nine or ten is capable of determining whether they are "ready" to undertake the "training" process? A "training" process for which no proper trials have yet been run for adults with ME, let alone involving young children with ME. Incidently, a few years ago, some UK websites advertising LP programmes were claiming on their sites that LP could "cure ME/CFS".