MEA’s position on the Lightning Process | 6 February 2007

Dozens of people have used this site’s search tool to find out more about the "Lightning Process", which was featured in the Daily Mail on February 6 and in other large articles this month in the regional press.

The ME Association’s position on the subject is as follows:

Whlle we are always pleased to hear of people recovering from ME/CFS, what may work for one person may not work for another.

The Lightning Process is a new and very speculative form of treatment that has not been assessed in a proper clinical trial. So while we are providing information about it, it is not a form of treatment that we are able to endorse. We recommend caution when considering this approach.

We welcome feedback from anyone who has used the Lightning Process.

As ever, The ME Association remains committed to pursuing the funding of research into the physical nature and causes of ME – believing that this is the way to discover a reliable diagnostic test and, ultimately, the real cure.

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