Master Oh, Harley Street guru who treats cancer patients with belching: Healer pays back thousands to soldier to opted for bizarre energy 'cure' over chemo

British Army Officer paid £16,000 for Oriental energy therapies including meditation and chanting Korean therapist also treats celebrities

The Mail, UK/August 25, 2012

A clinic run by a controversial guru who has treated BBC stars has refunded thousands to a terminal cancer patient who thought she could be healed without chemotherapy.

Innersound - run by Korean therapist 'Master Oh' - offers bizarre treatments which involve belching to release patients' 'bad energy'.

Celebrity clients have included BBC sports presenters Gabby Logan and Clare Balding and actress Rula Lenska.

But the clinic, just off London's Harley Street, has paid out £12,000 after finding itself at the centre of a legal row with British Army officer Naima Mohamed.

Miss Mohamed, 27, was offered treatments at Innersound. But the clinic insists she decided against chemotherapy herself - against its advice.

Miss Mohamed was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010 at the age of 25, but stopped NHS treatment in January 2011.

She said: 'I came away from Innersound thinking chemotherapy would not benefit me and I shouldn't have it.

'Master Oh was gentle, knowledgeable and spiritual and Innersound has a reputation as a respectable organisation.'

Miss Mohamed paid the clinic £16,000 for a series of Oriental 'energy' therapies, including meditation and chanting.

Although she said that she felt some initial improvement, in March this year doctors told her she had just two to three years to live.

Miss Mohamed, from North London, instructed lawyers to reclaim the money she spent on treatment and was paid £12,000 by the clinic on 'compassionate grounds' - but with no admission of liability.

Miss Mohamed, who is now seeking to raise money for specialist treatment in the US, said: 'As a professional soldier, I would never consider myself to be gullible. The masters are very reassuring; promising to help you at a time when you are looking for anything that will make you better.'

The Innersound Wellbeing and Meditation Centre, which is a registered charity, treats about 3,000 clients a year.

It has been running for 14 years, previously under the name Ki Health, and also has clinics in Manchester, Exeter, Holland and Australia.

The 14 masters at the London centre press points on the body to open 'energy pathways' and use hissing and belching techniques to send 'Qi energy' into the body.

Miss Mohamed's solicitor Clare Kirby said: 'I have dealt with several complaints against Innersound. In each case, clients of Innersound parted with large sums of money and were left disappointed.'

However, Innersound denied that staff exerted influence on Miss Mohamed or made claims that their treatments could cure her.

They said they advised Miss Mohamed she should consider chemotherapy.

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