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Herbs and Acupuncture
Member Name: kowninghow
Date: 20/10/10, updated on 22/10/10 (235 review reads)
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I am a great believer of acupuncture but am really disappointed by the fake so-called "Chinese Doctor". My girlfriend used to work in one of the above mentioned companies, she said the business was sales targeted and many so-called doctors are from less-developed area in China with limitation in proper education and practice. They paid a significant amount of money to the UK registered company and the company could sponsor them to gain a "working visa" in the UK. After working for five years the doctors then are able to apply the "Indefinite leave to remain" in the UK and become British citizen. No wonder the bosses could afford hundred thousands of pounds to hire lawyers and accountant to make their business legitimate and no one is willing to expose it!
Check out their license of acupuncture! Before you do that, ask for the full name of the acupuncturist and compare it against the registry of the local business. You will be surprised by the result!
Majority of the chain shops of the Chinese herbal medicine or acupuncture practises are about to bankrupt. The biggest, such as Dr&Herbs, Dr China and HerbMedic are already filed bankruptcy in the last three years, which left many people with huge pre-paid fee unrecovered. All the above mentioned three companies were operating around 100 shops each three years ago. Unfortunately, the business owners have already registered new name for their business and some of them are trading under a different trading name using the existing shopping centre premises and/or high street shops. It's disgusting!
HMRC and Fair trading office could do nothing about it. The only thing I could say is "Beware what you pre-paid for!"
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