MD, PhD, FMedSci, FRSB, FRCP, FRCPEd

Prof Ke’s Asante Academy (Ke claims that asante is French and means good health – wrong, of course, but that’s the least of his errors) offers many amazing things, and I do encourage you to have a look at his website. Prof Ke is clearly not plagued by false modesty; he informs us that “I am proud to say that we have gained a reputation as one of the leading Chinese Medicine clinics and teaching institutes in the UK and Europe. One CEO from a leading Acupuncture register commented that we were the best in the country. One doctor gave up his medical job in a European country to come study Chinese medicine at Middlesex University (our partner) – he said simply it was because of Asante. Our patients, from royalty and celebrities to hard working people all over the world, have praised us highly for successfully treating their wide-ranging conditions, including infertility, skin problems, pain and many others. We are also very pleased to have pioneered Acupuncture service in the NHS and for over a decade we have seen tens of thousands of NHS patients in hospitals.”

He provides treatments for any condition you can imagine, courses in various forms of TCM, a range of videos (they are particularly informative), as well as interesting explanations and treatment plans for dozens of conditions. From the latter, I have chosen just two diseases and quote some extracts to give you a vivid impression of the Ke’s genius:

CANCER

There are some ways in which Chinese medicine can help cancer cases where Western medicine cannot. Various herbal prescriptions have been shown to help in bolstering the immune system and some herbs can actually attack the abnormal cells and viruses which are responsible for certain types of cancer.

Chinese Medicine treatment aims first to increase the body’s own defence mechanisms, then to kill the cancer cells. Effective though radiotherapy and chemotherapy may be, they tend to have a drastic effect on the body generally and patients often feel very tired and weak, suffer from stress, anxiety, fear, insomnia and loss of appetite. Chinese Medicine practitioners regard strengthening the patient psychologically and physically to be of primary importance.

Chinese Medicine herbal remedies can help reduce or eliminate the side-effects from radiotherapy or chemotherapy. Astragalus will help raise the blood cell count, the sickness caused by chemotherapy can be relieved with fresh ginger and orange peel, and acupuncture can also help. To attack the cancer itself, depending on type and location, different herbs will be used.

A Chinese Medicine practitiioner will decide whether the illness is the result of qi energy deficiency, blood deficiency or yin or yang deficiencyGinseng,astragalusChinese angelicacooked rehmannia rootwolfberry rootChinese yam and many tonic herbs may be used. But it is vital to remember that no one tonic is good for everybody. All treatments are dependent upon the individual. Some anti-cancer herbs used are very strong and sometimes make people sick, but this is because one poison is being used against another. How they work, and how clinically effective they are, is still being researched. No claims can be made for them based on modern scientific evaluation.

Acupuncture and meditation are also very important parts of the Chinese Medicine traditional approach to the treatment of cancer. These alleviate pain and induce a sense of calmness, instill confidence and build up the spirit of the body, so that patients do not need to take so many painkillers. In China, they have many meditation programmes which are used to treat cancer.

MENINGITIS

Chinese Medicine herbal treatment for meningitis has been very successful in China. In the recent past there were many epidemics, particularly in the north, and the hospitals routinely used Chinese herbs as treatment, with a high degree of success. One famous remedy in Chinese Medicine is called White Tiger Decoction, the main ingredients of which are gypsum and rice. These are simple things but they reduce the high fever and clear the infection from the brain. Modern medicine and Chinese Medicine used together is the most effective treatment.

END OF QUOTES

Ghosh, I am so glad that finally someone explained these things to me, and so logically and simply too. I used to have doubts about the value of TCM for these conditions, but now I am convinced … so much so that I go on Medline to find the scientific work of Prof Ke. But what, what, what? That is not possible; such a famous professor and no publications?

I conclude that my search skills are inadequate and throw myself into studying the plethora of courses Ke offers for the benefit of mankind:

Since 2000, Asanté Academy has officially collaborated with Middlesex University in running and teaching the BSc and MSc in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

  • BSc Degrees in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • MSc Degree in Chinese Medicine
  • Professional Practice in Herbal Medicine, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture

But perhaps this is a bit too arduous; maybe so-called diploma courses suit me better? Personally, I am tempted by the ‘24-day Certificate Course in TCM Acupuncture‘ – it’s a bargain, just £ 2,880!

PS

Prof Ke, if you read these lines, would you please tell us where and when you got your professorship? Your otherwise ostentatious website seems to fail to disclose this detail.

10 Responses to Asanté Academy of Chinese Medicine ‘One of the leading Chinese Medicine clinics and teaching institutes in the UK and Europe’

  • As usual, knowledge or feel for language can act as a ( if you’ll excuse me) bullshit detector.
    In this, I tend to disagree with the late Logos-Bios, who often described me as an idiot mainly I think because of my ( admitted) lack of medical qualifications.
    ‘can’ and help’ and the related ‘can help’ are often-used phrases, drawing in the foolish, the gullible, and the downright desperate.
    Plausible deniability’, in other words, as in the phrase ‘Wouldn’t it be better to spend 350 million per week on the NHS?'( quite apart from the fact that the answer to this question might not necessarily be ‘yes’, it leaves open the possibility of saying, in the face of failure, ‘Ah,, if only you had come to us sooner’.

    • Pardon my cynicism: I wonder if politicians don’t enact laws against such bullshittery (lovely word, must use it more often) through fear that such legislation would provide a template for the bullshittery of politicians to face legal consequences.

  • I just read down the lift of things his institution can cure.
    TATT ( Tired All The Time) ‘syndrome’ was a new new to me, so I looked it up. I found that there was an article about it in the Daily Mail, so I reckon there must be some truth in it.

    • TATT ==Either a rebranding of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or a good description of people who do not get enough sleep and relaxation due to life style. (Turn off the cell phone!)

  • “He was medically qualified in both Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine in Canton University of TCM in 1982.”

    Can’t find him on GMC register.

    Perhaps the Advertising Standards Authority would find his website interesting? I find the claim “He is actively involved with the UK Department of Health in the process of Statutory Regulation of Professional Practice, and he was a member of its Regulating Working Group.” laughable.

  • What an interesting website this dude has! As a long term sufferer from Multiple Sclerosis I looked up the condition on the website and it claims –

    “MS is a serious problem. Treatment should begin as soon as it is diagnosed. The earlier it is caught, the better the prognosis. The problems associated with the complaint – kidney and bladder infections and blurred vision etc. – respond well to Chinese Medicine treatment and the progress of the MS itself can be controlled. Therapy is long-term, but it is one of the conditions where Chinese Medicine has had much more success than modern medicine.”

    Sadly for those of us with the disease, the sire provides no links to evidence that any of this is true. I hope it doesn’t dupe anyone into paying out money for completely unproved treatments…..

  • Asanté have entangled themselves with several local hospitals – big time at Whittington Hospital – courtesy of Whittington Health NHS Trust. The trust is a veritable hive of quackery. Head Quacks being Dr Amali Lokugamage, consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology and Nathalie Kaufmann, acupuncture team leader.

    Highly qualified in quackery, are both. Lokugamage is fully qualified in homeopathic quackery. Kauffman, after gaining a 1st class (honours) BSc (sic), hint – acupuncture has nothing to do with science – in acupuncture, went to China to learn the inscrutable and ancient art (if quackery be art) of TCM from the only people truly capable of comprehending its arcane and mystical mystery.

    Who is qi, what is she? Universal energy? Not as science understands the word, certainly.

    Such mysteries are capable of turning breech babies around though, and helping pregnant women in many other ways, according to Whittington Health NHS Trust and Hospital. Whoever would believe it?

    https://www.whittington.nhs.uk/default.asp?c=20020
    https://www.whittington.nhs.uk/mini-apps/staff/staffpage.asp?StaffID=224
    https://tcm-london.com/page/about-me/
    https://www.whittington.nhs.uk/document.ashx?id=2030

  • On a lighter note I searched for “asante” on Middlesex University and it came back – “do you mean santa?” . From the mouth of babes and search engines……………

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