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THE FINAL ACT OF THE CIRCUS
The CFM (Conselho Federal de Medicina - Federal Medical Council) is ready to strike off the medical register of Dr. Luiz Moura, a Brazilian doctor, because he promoted Autohemotherapy.
Dr. Luiz Moura, 85, who has been practising medicine for 60 years, may have his diploma revoked for having given an interview where he explained how Autohemotherapy works, a technique that increases the body's immunity fourfold. Dr. Moura will be tried by an ethical-professional procedure at the CFM, the Federal Medical Council, in Brasilia, Brazil, on 13thAugust 2010, starting at 9 am.
Many of his patients say that Dr. Luiz Moura’s professional conduct is beyond reproach. But the CFM is preparing the final act of this circus, that has been created to strike him off the medical register, say many users of autohemotherapy.
The hearing was supposed to have been held early this year, but was suspended in order "to await a new legal process of the same importance, from the municipality of Campos, Rio de Janeiro, with the purpose of combining these two procedures into a single hearing," explains Dr. Luiz Moura's solicitor, Ronaldo da Silva Brandao, from Rio de Janeiro.
Autohemotherapy simply requires a syringe for the injection, together with cotton wool and alcohol for sterilisation. The actual procedure for the application is very simple. After which a fourfold increase in immunity occurs in eight hours. According to testimonies in discussion forums on the Internet, in articles and medical literature, this treatment can cure a multitude of diseases, from simple virus infections to cancers and degenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
The CFM states in a report requested by the National Agency for Sanitary Surveillance (Anvisa -Agencia Nacional de Vigilancia Sanitaria), that there is no scientific backing for Autohemotherapy. Contrary to what CFM claims, on 8th July 2010 a website, http://books.google.com.br/, listed 10,630 different books on this technique in Portuguese (autohemotherapy), Spanish (autohemoterapia), French (self-hémothérapie), English (autohemotherapy), German (eigenbluttherapie) and Italian (autoemoterapia). These scientific works support this technique and there are no references of any side effects in the use of autohemotherapy.
Amongst these books, many are recent ones such as Praxis der Eigenbluttherapie, by Harald Krebs, 166 pages, published in 2007. Whereas the book entitled The Autohemotherapy Reference Manual: The Definitive Guide and Historical Review, by S. H. Shakman, 200 pages, was published in 1998. A Portuguese version of this book was published on 5th July 2010, the printed version costs USD 29.95 and the online version USD 9.99.
The CFM will reach a final decision on whether or not to strike off Dr. Luiz Moura's medical register, following on from the legal action started by the Medical Regional Council of Rio de Janeiro (CREMERJ - Conselho Regional de Medicina do Rio de Janeiro). Although Dr. Moura had been declared not guilty during the previous proceedings on disseminating autohemotherapy held in 2006, the CREMERJ then condemned him in December 2007. This new legal proceedings were opened after CFM declared their opinion to Anvisa. The conviction was seen as a way of intimidating doctors to prevent them from prescribing autohemotherapy.
In order to convict Dr. Moura, CREMERJ rejected applications from autohemotherapy users who wanted to give evidence. The CFM's decision may strike him off the medical register for ever. This measure will suit those doctors who fear losing customers, because of a widespread use of autohemotherapy and the healing that derives from it. But it will mainly benefit transnational pharmaceutical laboratories that has a great source of profit in Brazil.
However, the solicitor Ronaldo Brandao still hopes that the CFM will not strike off Dr. Luiz Moura's medical register and furthermore, "that they will allow the use of autohemotherapy through the National Health Service". If the CFM upholds the decision to strike him off the medical register, he may then appeal to Court to keep his right to practise the profession for which he graduated and has practised for the last 60 years. And so continue fulfilling his duty of informing people about his scientific knowledge and what it represents for the health of individuals and communities, as guaranteed by the Federal Constitution.
60 years old - Vitoria - ES, Brazil