Burnham Taps Up Quack Doc For Press Stunt

Andy Burnham is up in Birmingham electioneering at a GP surgery, where Labour spinners are briefing: “He will meet Dr. Ian Walton and colleagues… There will be a short private meeting, followed by opportunities for media interviews and photographs”Perhaps someone could ask the good doctor backing the Shadow Health Secretary for his views on ‘tapping’.

Tapping, or EFT, is a form of alternative therapy which says depression, anxiety and other mental health problems can be cured by tapping yourself on the head. Dr Walton is a big fan, promoting the treatment in the national press, but what do the experts say?

Apparently EFT and its sister treatment TFT are “not supported by scientific evidence”, “grounded in unsupported and discredited concepts” and “much more consistent with pseudoscience than science”.

Much like the reasons for supporting Andy Burnham…




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