Hale Clinic in London boasts 'widest range of holistic treatments in Europe'
- Its clients have included the late Princess Diana and the Duchess of Cornwall
- Advertising Standards Authority looking at 'misleading' claims made by clinic
- It claimed one type of massage 'can be of great assistance… after a stroke'
- Also said 'the Hale Approach' has potential to cure people of multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease
A natural health clinic whose clients include members of the Royal Family has been slammed for making 'potentially dangerous' claims about its alternative therapies.
The Hale Clinic in West London was opened by Prince Charles in 1988 and boasts that it has 'the widest range of holistic treatments in Europe'.
Princess Diana and the Duchess of Cornwall have visited the clinic, while Kate Middleton was given a 'bee sting facial' by one of its beauty therapists, Deborah Mitchell, shortly before her marriage to Prince William.
But the Advertising Standards Authority is now taking a close look at what scientists say are 'misleading' claims by the clinic on its website that its treatments can help combat a variety of serious illnesses.
However, many of those claims were removed after The Mail on Sunday contacted the clinic.
The Good Thinking Society, which aims to crack down on 'quack' medicine, has presented a dossier to the ASA about assertions made by the clinic, which has also treated celebrities such as Kylie Minogue and Simon Cowell.
The report accuses the clinic of claiming that 'the Hale Approach' has the potential to cure people of the savage neurodegenerative disease multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease sufferers should use 'complementary treatments' as they are 'far more likely to be beneficial than orthodox drugs'.
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