"We don't usually accept walk-ins. We'll see if we have a spot for you!" the "office manager" guy said rudely to one family as I was waiting in the reception room. Two minutes later, he had signed them up and they were right in line behind me! They are supposedly unbelievably busy- but everyone is accepted despite their fuss. That's because there's nothing behind all that fuss. I remember waiting for about 20 minutes outside Naram's room, thinking he was seeing a patient. There was a lot of laughing. "Must be a funny, jovial person" I though. When I was called in, turns out he was with a staff member and they had just been fooling around for 20 minutes instead of seeing patients. Hmm.. real busy clinic, real busy.
Dr. Naram held my pulse- "You are a GOOD person. Such a good soul! You want to do so many things but your physical ailments are limiting you. I agreed emphatically." "Yes, yes that's exactly it!" I nodded. But think about it- that line could have been used on ANYONE coming into his clinic. After all, it takes great suffering to come to a place like that and be duped. Right? All of those people would have wanted great lives but their ailments are limiting them! He knows how to talk to sick people, people with disabilities, diseases to make them feel important and cared for within that 30 seconds he sees you for. He's good at mesmerizing and charming his way into people's hearts. When his assistant Lisa told me that he just takes your pulse and that's it, I was shocked. Is he God or what? I thought… I told her I've never heard of that before, and she stared intensely into my eyes and said "oh yes…" She didn't break her stare for a long while. It was uncomfortable but it seemed like she was trying an amateur version of hypnosis or the staring game LOL. The irony here is: these con men and con women know the truth about their lack of power to do anything but milk money out of people. They themselves know how worthless their so called healing is. If they don't even take their treatments and products seriously, why in the *** should we? It's kind of like Donald Trump selling his ties at Macy's that are made in China and Bangladesh, which he would never touch for himself, but wants to con people into buying them.
"Can you send in the next person in line?" His tone seemed to have changed. That sweet, warm, kind Dr. Naram sounded a bit distant, immediately detached. Almost like an assembly line. It was a little disturbing. That he could switch on and off like that. Then I went to Marionji, a woman who spoke with some Eastern European sounding accent and I felt she almost needed a crystal ball to complete her "I'm a scam artist" look. She took my pulse and spurt out scrip #4.1- and as I fed her information, she molded it back into her treatment- "Yes yes I knew all of that, this will cure all of it!" Wow she is good huh? Then she tells me as a young girl that I "might lose weight" if I took this one herb and asked if that would be a problem. Reverse psychology? Everyone knows that in the western, most women would love to lose 5-10 lbs. So she knew how to phrase it so that I would be the one spurting out "SCAM ME!"
After that, I proceeded to the "checkout counter" where this Indian woman proceeded to total up my medicines which totaled to somewhere around $1600 for 6 months. Wow, bravo. What I found more interesting is that while most people with proper boundaries, self respect, and a healthy sense of skepticism would have walked away from this step by step scam of such a large amount, the species of victim sitting in his office didn't. We all let our credit cards be charged while our intuitions were screaming "Don't do it!"
Here he was, sitting in one of the classic and expensive hotels of NYC, taking over almost half a floor of conference rooms for his "clinics", conning thousands of Indians and non-Indians into buying mystery drugs they don't need, and have the audacity to talk to people as if they are lower than them. This reminds me of a cult- once they have sucked you in, including your money, your soul, your pride, your identity, they will abuse you, and the victims take that abuse in effort to please the leader. Cults require you to get caught up in the time sensitive hype- if you buy now, you'll get the TOURIST'S SPECIAL! Well wow aren't I special? I was so special that I didn't even get time to think about making this very expensive decision! I think most people who go to Dr. Naram suffer from a two universal diseases: Gullibility and low self esteem. There, I diagnosed it without any pulse check. There's a certain pedicure of person who fits the perfect victim for scams, sociopaths, cults, etc. Provided that we are all scammed from time to time, some get scammed over and over. I can bet you anything that most of the "patients" in Dr. Naram's make believe clinic had been scammed many times before. They- the sociopaths, the cults, the con artists- ask you for unconditional belief- apparently unconditional devotion to their cause without questioning is part of their healing process. Well guess what, it's also part of the conning process into a cult or the conning process of a sociopath. Victims allow their boundaries to be invaded by such con artists and are more easily scammed than others. I notice that even when these people had red flags going through their mind, they go along and let these con artists charge them $1600 in one go while they shut their eyes as the credit card is being swiped. These are the kinds of consumers who are looking for a quick fix, filled by tall, extremely tall claims- and many of them even believe that by the act of simply paying for the cure, that the cure will be endowed upon them- whether they take the pills religiously or follow these diets religiously is another question.
When the herbs came, I refused the package and got a refund. It was like pulling teeth and I had to call those guys a couple of times every week because they kept claiming they had never received my package. Only when I threatened to file a dispute with my credit card company did they sit up and pay attention to my refund request. Of course I lost the consultation and shipping fees but at least I didn't lose all that amount from the herbs. 38bc7c7