He adulterated his concoctions with sodium sulfate , Glauber's salt, a poison in large doses. That case resulted in creating a system of licensing medical doctors in China. In , Li Hongzhi , a former grain clerk from Jilin introduced a new version of Falun gong exercises which soon turned into a cult with a mass following. One of its controversial tenets was its quack belief that its followers need not take any medicines for any diseases and illnesses.
As a number of followers began to refuse medical treatment, fall ill and die, the government began to pay more attention to it. Falun gong was banned in China, but Li escaped to the United States, with his followers. Falun gong continued to thrive in the United states as an alternative therapy. There have been several suggested reasons why quackery is accepted by patients in spite of its lack of effectiveness:.
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