Desiré D. Dubounet
Desire Dubounet at the 2010 Biofeedback & Wellness Congress
William Charles Nelson
19 June 1951
Warren, Ohio, the United States of America
|Alma mater||Youngstown State University|
Southeastern Louisiana University
|Known for||Alternative medicine|
Desiré D. Dubounet (born William Nelson 19 June 1951) is an American alternative medicine practitioner currently living in Budapest. Dubounet's website has made the claims that she invented "quantum medicine," discovered the "Xrroid process, subspace and the trivector field."
Biography[edit | edit source]
Dubounet created the EPFX system in the late 1980s which she supposedly claimed could diagnose and eliminate diseases including AIDS and cancer. However it is important to note that in the disclaimer of the EPFX clearly states that "The bioenergetics evaluation with the EPFX is not a method of diagnosing nor are the suggested remedies designed to replace any of the medications or treatments currently being provided by a physician."  Some people chose to use the EPFX system instead of seeking or continuing medical care and some died as a result. The FDA asked in 1992 that Dubounet stop claiming that the EPFX could diagnose or cure diseases, but she did not and in 1996 was indicted on nine counts of felony fraud, none of which were in relation to the EPFX. Dubounet has since left the United States. Dubounet is also involved in homeopathic medicine, receiving a patent for her process in 1997. Despite the felony charges and the FDA charges against the EPFX, more than 10,000 of the devices sold in the United States alone.
References[edit | edit source]
- Willmsen, Christine (18 November 2007). "How One Man's Invention is Part of a Growing Worldwide Scam That Snares the Desperately Ill". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
- Jardin, Xeni (2 September 2010). "Meet Desiré Dubounet: Prolific Gadget Patenter and Healing Space Medicine Drag Queen YouTube Starlet". Boing Boing. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
- "Desiré Dubounet (1951 - ) inventer [sic], fraudster, genius, Maitreya, singer, film-maker, LGBT activist". A Gender Variance Who's Who. 5 May 2008. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
- "Dr. Tahmineh Nikookar, DTCM: R.A. | Lions Gate Health Centre". www.drnikookar.com. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
- Schwarcz, Joe (2011). Dr. Joe's Health Lab: 164 Amazing Insights into the Science of Medicine, Nutrition and Well-being. Doubleday Canada. p. 205. ISBN 978-0385671569.
- "USA v. Nelson" (PDF). U.S. District Court District of Columbia. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
- Barrett, Stephen. "Some Notes on the Quantum Xrroid (QXCI) and William C. Nelson". Quackwatch. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
- Berezow, Alex; Campbell, Hank (2012). Science Left Behind: Feel-Good Fallacies and the Rise of the Anti-Scientific Left. New York: PublicAffairs. p. 121. ISBN 9781610391658.
- "Historia del Dr. Nelson y el SCIO". www.holistica-cuantica.com. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
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