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Mor Saeng threatens to cease distributing herbal ‘cure’ for cancer

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Mor Saeng threatens to cease distributing herbal ‘cure’ for cancer

By Saichon Nudaeng 
The Nation 

 

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The well-known inventor of a so-called herbal “cure” for cancer has threatened to stop distributing his free capsules to patients after authorities publicly announced that he had not been certified as a “folk doctor”.

 

“I think I will stop the handouts next month,” said Saengchai Haelerttrakul, who is better known as Mor Saeng, on Tuesday.

 

His comments came a day after the director-general of the Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine, Dr Kiattibhoom Vongrachit, told the media that his agency had not yet certified Saengchai as a folk doctor on the grounds that he had not submitted all of the required documents. 

 

“When you [Kiattibhoom] said you wanted more documents, I submitted all of them by February 3 [Saturday]. What’s the point of informing the public this way?” Saengchai said.

 

He also complained that the department had made it too complicated to get the certification and kept asking for more documents. 

 

Saengchai has not received formal training as a physician, but he is widely referred to as “Mor”, which means “doctor” in Thai, because of the herbal concoctions that he distributes. 

 

Many cancer patients have said his herbal capsules have improved their conditions, with thousands of people queuing for the free handouts every month. 

 

“I will clearly announce after February 20 whether I will call it quits,” Saengchai said. His full-time job is as a manager at the Prachin Buri branch of the Provincial Electricity Authority. 

 

Saengchai added that authorities probably had better treatments to help patients than he had. 

 

There are 2,179 certified folk doctors in Thailand, about half of whom are herbal practitioners. Categorised by region of residence, 1,567 are in the Northeast, 59 in the North, 291 in the South, 163 in the Central region and 99 in the East. 

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30338122

 
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A charlatan and a snake oil merchant praying on the gullible... i bet he wouldn't

give this crap to one his own....

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4 hours ago, webfact said:

Many cancer patients have said his herbal capsules have improved their conditions, with thousands of people queuing for the free handouts every month. 

It's called the placebo effect !

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1 hour ago, RichardColeman said:

It's called the placebo effect !

In countries with proper education and law enforcement it is called fraud.

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As if you guys actually know anything about this herbalist's success rate.

 

Conventional medicine doesn't exactly have great success treating cancer -- some times they do, and sometimes they don't. I've seen way too many people who died of cancer therapy (e.g., chemo and radiation) before the cancer killed them. I've also seen many cancer patients either cured or greatly improved with the use of medicinal herbs, natural whole-foods diet, immuno-modulation, etc. But to be fair, I've seen many die in spite of using natural therapies -- same as conventional medicine. 

 

BTW,  every year tens-of-thousands of children world-wide are cured of leukemia by the use of the natural chemical, vincamine, which is extracted from the Madagascar Periwinkle (Vinca rosea). 

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2 hours ago, HerbalEd said:

As if you guys actually know anything about this herbalist's success rate.

 

Conventional medicine doesn't exactly have great success treating cancer -- some times they do, and sometimes they don't. I've seen way too many people who died of cancer therapy (e.g., chemo and radiation) before the cancer killed them. I've also seen many cancer patients either cured or greatly improved with the use of medicinal herbs, natural whole-foods diet, immuno-modulation, etc. But to be fair, I've seen many die in spite of using natural therapies -- same as conventional medicine. 

 

BTW,  every year tens-of-thousands of children world-wide are cured of leukemia by the use of the natural chemical, vincamine, which is extracted from the Madagascar Periwinkle (Vinca rosea). 

BTW you might think your miracle cure might get a mention on the internet if it cures tens of thousands. Well kept secret?

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9 hours ago, halloween said:

BTW you might think your miracle cure might get a mention on the internet if it cures tens of thousands. Well kept secret?

Many articles on the pharmacology and medical use of vincamine in the treatment of leukemia and other cancers are easily found with a simple Google search. You obviously didn't look.

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Knowing the superstitions of the Thais it is not surprising many believe that his herbal medicine "cures" cancer. It could even be doubly effective for those people when taken while wearing the Kwan Yin amulet which has special powers of healing.

 

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On 2/8/2018 at 4:43 PM, HerbalEd said:

Many articles on the pharmacology and medical use of vincamine in the treatment of leukemia and other cancers are easily found with a simple Google search. You obviously didn't look.

I did look, and leukemia had very mentions, and not once did I see the word cure. But I'm sure you have links??

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Whilst this "doctor" is giving off all the signs of being a charlatan, I would add he has a point in this case.

 

Why is the relevant govt. dept conducting negotiations through the press? Usually if you haven't got the right permits, they just shut you down and fine you. Sounds to me like a slow upping of the pressure by the relevant dept. for more cash.

 

The "doctor" ups the pressure back by threatening to close down the whole operation. Through the press as well!!

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On 2018-02-06 at 10:34 PM, webfact said:

There are 2,179 certified folk doctors in Thailand, about half of whom are herbal practitioners. Categorised by region of residence, 1,567 are in the Northeast, 59 in the North, 291 in the South, 163 in the Central region and 99 in the East. 

Yep! The mumbo jumbo seems to work better in the North East. As always it´s easier to fool people with poor or less education and make them believe the impossible.

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