By Steve Topple in The Canary.
The publication of a study into what an MP called one of the “biggest medical scandals of the 21st century” has sparked a war of words between areas of the medical and science communities. Caught in the crossfire are between 17 and 24 million disabled people worldwide, on whom critics of this latest research are effectively declaring war if they dare to question current mainstream treatment.
PACE Trials: controversial from the start
The PACE Trials were a study into treatment for people living with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, commonly referred to as ME/CFS. The research has also been applied to people living with fibromyalgia and Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS), among other illnesses. The PACE Trials claim that people living with ME/CFS can improve their illnesses, and sometimes recover, by having cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and by using graded exercise therapy (GET).
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