NAFKAM (Norway's National Research Center in Complementary and Alternative Medicine), The Norwegian Directorate of Health and the Consumer Ombudsman state in an update of today about Lightning Process (LP) that it is to be considered as alternative treatment. This is great news, as the laws concerning alternative treatment in Norway are very strict. LP-practitioners have tried to present themselves as just providing a lecture in self help, but that won't be as easy to get away with from now on. LP has also been covered A LOT in media, an LP-instructor has written regular blog posts and articles in medical newspapers and held lectures for students of medicine, doctors assessing applications for sickness benefits etc. This has led to quite a lot of trust into Lightning Process, and it is often recommended by health personell to ME-patients. I SO hope this updated information will put a stop to that! The statement is at the website Nifab, which belongs to NAFKAM (Norway's National Research Center in Complementary and Alternative Medicine) Nifab: Lightning Process google translation: Lightning Process Norwegian LP instructors have maintained over time that they are not subject to the alternative treatment legislation. Their main argument for this has been that they do not offer health-related treatment according to §2 of the Act , but are teaching self-help techniques without the responsibility for treatment that accompanies this Act. In such a perspective, the safety of patients attending LP courses to combat their health problems will be different. NAFKAM, the Consumer Ombudsman and the Norwegian Directorate of Health are in agreement with their own assessments of this and stand by that Lightning Process is perceived as health-related treatment, which is mainly done outside the healthcare system, because the method aims at remedying various health problems and the courses have a therapeutic / health-related goal in which the instructors interpret the patient's symptoms. LP instructors are therefore to be regarded as alternative therapists covered by the regulation as set out in the Act and the corresponding regulations.