Universal Medicine may have to answer to AHPRA

Universal Medicine, based in northern NSW, claims it has up to 2000 followers, mostly women. Its critics have branded the group a “cult” that encourages its followers to stop eating most food and doing most exercise and is responsible for a number of wrecked marriages and other relationships. Universal denies the allegations.
The organisation, whose services include “esoteric breast massage” and ovarian readings, was recently forced by the Therapeutic Goods Administration to pull down advertisements of complementary products sold via its website, following inquiries by MO.
The HCCC did not respond to MO’s request for comment on its decision to refer the complaints to AHPRA but told one complainant “the commission considers that there are important issues in your complaint that can best be addressed by the relevant health professional council or organisation”.