Thursday, 2 June 2011

Nick Franks' Accurate Synthesis Machine


"Advanced Radionics Instruments of the Highest Quality" are now available from Nick Franks of NF Consultancy Services.



For the uninitiated, Nick's website offers this simple introduction to Radionics.

"The LRI (Large Radionic Instrument) is designed to provide the user with an enhanced, dynamic and developable [sic] linkage with the Universal Mind Field or Universal PSI-Information Filed, however it may be termed or conceptualized [sic]. This linkage is intended to enabled a level of access and accuracy not generally or previously attainable by the dowser working alone, regardless of degree of mental development and intuitional [sic] attument... The LRI is designed to assist the user not only in analysis of the patient's subtle energy fields but also with treatments."

In other words, it's a quack medicine machine. What kind of medicines can it create? Nick's advert (available here) explains:

"...ACCURATE SYNTHESIS AND COPYING OF HOMOEOPATHIC REMEDIES, NOSODES, GEMS, CRYSTALS AND OTHER PREPARATIONS...WIDE RANGE OF APPLICATIONS FOR RADIONICS PRACTITIONERS, HOMOEOPATHS, DOWSERS, HERBALISTS, NATUROPATHS AND PROFESSIONAL REMEDY MANUFACTURERS..."

And all this, despite the fact that the machine is

"...MAGNETISM AND ELECTRICITY FREE..."

ASA complaint follows!

"I'm writing to complain about an advert in the UK edition of Nexus magazine (Apr-May 2011, p3).

The advert, for NF Consultancy Services, promotes a range of "Advanced Radionic Instruments".

1. "ADVANCED RADIONIC INSTRUMENTS OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY... ACCURATE SYNTHESIS AND COPYING OF HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES, NOSODES, GEMS, CRYSTALS AND OTHER PREPARATIONS..."

Since the devices are apparently "MAGNETISM AND ELECTRICITY FREE", I'd like to challenge whether the claim that they can perform an "accurate synthesis and copying of homeopathic remedies" is misleading, and whether it can be substantiated.

I can confirm that I have no connections with the advertiser or with the alternative medicine industry in general."

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