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Consumer Health Digest, July 22, 2010, 31/7/2010
Prince Charles's "integrative medicine" foundation shuts down. The Prince's Foundation for Integrated Health shut down operations on April 30th. The foundation was an independent charity that supported the integration"of "alternative and complementary medicine" into the British National Health Service (NHS). The closure came amid accusations of misuse of charity status. The Guardian reported that the Department of Health paid the foundation £1.1million to advise on the regulation of massage, aromatherapy, reflexology and related therapies as Prince Charles personally lobbied health ministers to use the treatments throughout the NHS. After Professor Edzard Ernst said the advisory report draft was "outrageous and deeply flawed," foundation staff members complained to the University that funded Ernst's work. The Charity Commission, which regulates charities in England and Wales, was asked to investigate allegations that the foundation may have breached charity regulations by pursuing a "vendetta" against Ernst. A separate police investigation led to the arrest of finance director, George Gray, who was charged with charged with theft, fraud and money laundering. The ebm-first Web site has abundant information about the foundation's activities.

NCAHF Newsletter Jan/Feb 1998, 12/12/2000

Prince Charles stated that 'today's unorthodoxy is probably going to be tomorrow's convention.' He continued, 'by concentrating on smaller and smaller fragments of the body modern medicine perhaps loses sight of the patient as a whole being, and by reducing health to a mechanical functioning it is no longer able to deal with the phenomenon of healing.'

Despite his privileged education, Prince Charles had it backwards. In the past, as medical science developed, some forms of convention became unorthodox, but not the other way around. His complaint about specialization losing sight of the patient as a whole has some validity, but his last statement about mechanical functioning versus healing sounds like he has been indoctrinated by his personal homeopath. Anyhow, the result of Prince Charles's comments was the formation of a "working party" on alternative medicine that issued the 1986 report. The report was a description of the evolution of medical science and the current status of odd and unusual medicine in the UK and nearby.

Consumer Health Digest,April 2, 2009, 11/4/2009
Prince Charles criticized for marketing "dodgy" products. Edzard Ernst, MD, Ph.D., Professor of Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the University of Exeter, has harshly criticized claims made for herbal products sold by Duchy Originals, a firm owned by Prince Charles. In January, the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) upheld a complaint over the online advertising of two of the company's products, Duchy Herbals Echina-Relief Tincture and Duchy Herbals Hyperi-Lift Tincture. The offending claims were removed from the company's Web site. In March, Ernst blasted the company's promotion of Detox Artichoke and Dandelion Tincture, as "quackery" and nicknamed the brand "Dodgy Originals." In a follow-up report posted to Quackwatch, Ernst debunked the quack concept of "detoxification" and said:

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is reported to be investigating claims made for Duchy's detox product. The company's Web site states that Prince Charles established Duchy in 1990 to "promote organic food and farming and to help protect and sustain the countryside and wildlife." In 2006, Sense about Science issued a press statement in which prominent British scientists urged people not to waste their money on "detox" products.

Consumer Health Digest, April 22, 2008, 12/9/2014
Prince Charles asked to withdraw inaccurate publications. The London Times has published a letter from Edzard Ernst, Professor of Complementary Medicine at the University of Exeter, and Simon Singh, a science writer, which asks Prince Charles and his Foundation for Integrated Health to recall two guides that promote "alternative medicine. One of the guides was funded by a 900,000 grant from the UK Department of Health. The letter states:

Consumer Health Digest Archive (2010), 4/1/2017
Prince Charles's "integrative medicine" foundation shuts down

Consumer Health Digest Archive (2009), 4/1/2017
Prince Charles criticized for marketing "dodgy" products

Consumer Health Digest Archive (2008), 4/1/2017
Prince Charles asked to withdraw inaccurate publications

Consumer Health Digest Archive (2005), 4/1/2017
Prince Charles issues misguided “CAM” report

Consumer Health Digest, November 8, 2015, 16/11/2015
Edzard Ernst shares Maddox award for bravery. Edzard Ernst, M.D., Ph.D., Emeritus Professor at Peninsula Medical School, and Susan Jebb, Professor of Diet and Population Health at the University of Oxford, have been awarded the international 2015 John Maddox Prize for courage in promoting science and evidence on a matter of public interest, despite facing difficulty and hostility in doing so. Dr. Ernst was recognized for his long commitment to applying scientific methodology in research into "complementary and alternative medicine" and to communicating his mostly critical findings. He continued in his work despite personal attacks and attempts to undermine his research unit and end his employment. The attacks included a formal complaint from Prince Charles's private secretary, Sir Michael Peat, who was also chairman of the Prince's Foundation for Integrated Health. Dr. Jebb was recognized for her promotion of public understanding of science-based nutrition despite false accusations that industry funding had compromised her integrity. The 2000 prize, which is awarded to one or two people each year, is a joint initiative of the science journal Nature, the Kohn Foundation, and the charity Sense About Science. The late Sir John Maddox FRS edited Nature for 22 years and was passionate defender of science.

Consumer Health Digest, March 10, 2005, 22/10/2011
Prince Charles issues misguided “CAM” report. The Prince of Wales's Foundation for Integrated Health has issued a 56-page patient guide to provide "enough information to help you choose a complementary therapy that is right for you and find a properly trained and qualified practitioner." The booklet includes general advice about dealing with practitioners plus specific information about the nature and regulation of acupuncture, aromatherapy, chiropractic, craniosacral therapy, healing (therapeutic touch), herbal medicine, homeopathy, hypnotherapy, massage therapy, naturopathy, nutritional therapy, osteopathy, reflexology, reiki, shiatsu, and yoga therapy. The information about regulation could be very useful to journalists who wish to explore how the British health-care marketplace is organized. However, the report has little or no practical value for patients because:

Consumer Health Digest, July 14, 2011, 30/7/2011
University of Exeter's "CAM" center will remain open. The University of Exeter's Centre for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, which had been expected to close this year after the retirement of Professor Edzard Ernst, will remain open. Since the mid-1990s, Ernst and his colleagues have achieved widespread acclaim for their critical systematic reviews of "alternative" methods. Ernst suspects that the university stopped trying to raise funds for the Centre after receiving a formal complaint from Prince Charles's private secretary, Sir Michael Peat, who was also chairman of the Prince's Foundation for Integrated Health. However, the new dean of Exeter's Peninsula Medical School has agreed to support the appointment of a successor to Ernst, who will remain part-time to oversee the appointment. The Centre's 163-page report, Complementary Medicine: The Evidence So Far—A Documentation of Our Clinically Relevant Research, 1993-2010, has been posted to Quackwatch.

Consumer Health Digest, May 30, 2006, 10/6/2006
British professors oppose CAM coverage. Thirteen prominent British professors have urged Britain's National Health Service to stop promoting and paying for homeopathy and other implausible "complementary and alternative" treatments for which no benefit has been demonstrated. The letter was organized by Michael Baum, emeritus professor of surgery at University College London. In 2004, in a letter published in the British Medical Journal, Baum rebuked Prince Charles for promoting unproven coffee enemas and carrot juice for cancer.

NCAHF Newsletter 1998 Index, 4/12/2001
Prince Charles Hawking Alternative Medicine Again

NCAHF Newsletter September/October 1989, 28/12/2000
Prince Charles seems to get balmier with age. Long known for his love of homeopathy, according to a story in U.S. News & World Report (6/19/89) he now has latched onto organic farming as a way to save the environment. The article says, "So far, yields from his Duchy Home Farm in western England have been meager. One courtier unceremoniously described the harvest as '50 acres of uneatable spring beans that had to be fed to animals'." The "Green Prince" is pressing ahead undeterred the story says. He plans to convert most of his 770-acre estate to organic methods by 1995.

NCAHF Newsletter Jan/Feb 1991, 20/12/2000
"Today's unorthodoxy is probably going to be tomorrow's convention .." Prince Charles, 1983

NCAHF Newsletter November/December 1996, 12/12/2000
I believe that the European tradition of alchemy which was embodied in the German alchemist, Paracelsus (1493-1541), seeker of medical remedies, is significant. Paracelsus, who was extreme in both mysticism and intelligent observation, is an icon who has inspired a devoted following of medical cranks and influential lay persons--among them Prince Charles .

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