I have been concerned about the recent advertising on WBKO for Laser Solutions in Bowling Green. I understand that they are a customer of WBKO for commercial time, but I feel that WBKO as a responsibility to not promote poor services and products. Laser Solutions provides a poor service that is only out to take money away from your viewers in the Bowling Green area.
Laser Solutions promotes a service which uses Lasers to “stimulate” Acupuncture points on the body in an effort to help patients stop smoking. There are several problems with this. The first and most obvious problem is that Acupuncture has never been shown to help anyone with any problem, including stopping smoking. The American Medical Association has been quoted as saying the following about acupuncture and its ilk,
“There is little evidence to confirm the safety or efficacy of most alternative therapies. Much of the information currently known about these therapies makes it clear that many have not been shown to be efficacious. Well-designed, stringently controlled research should be done to evaluate the efficacy of alternative therapies.”
So even if it was just an Acupuncture it would still be of poor value to your viewers. To then add the use of Lasers to stimulate these points on the body is adding poor science fiction on to the top of poor medicine.
The web is full of information about this shoddy and incorrect service. A simple search for information on it reveals that the only people who are out promoting it are the people that are selling it. There is no scientific community that backs it and there is no evidence of its usefulness.
Please remove this scam from your advertising and from your news broadcasts, because there is nothing valid or news worthy about it. Your viewers in the Bowling Green area look to your station as a validation for things like this and I am sure that because of the segment on Midday Live today there will be several customers show up to Laser Solutions. It is unfortunate that when they leave Laser Solutions the only thing they will have gotten from them is a lighter wallet.
Thank You for your time,
WBKO Viewer and Concerned Citizen
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