Dr Charlie Teo’s TV show shortlisted for quackery award

Episode on tapping technique was 'abysmal science', claims clinical psychologist
Lydia Hales
Medicine or myth? panel
The cast of Medicine or Myth?, with Dr Charlie Teo (centre).

A reality TV series starring Dr Charlie Teo has been shortlisted for Australia’s biggest quackery award for allegedly spruiking an acupressure remedy using repeated finger-tapping for the treatment of stress and anxiety.

The show Medicine or Myth? involves ordinary people presenting home remedies to a medical panel, which then determines whether the idea should be subject to a trial.