It’s been a big week for Shuquan Liu, the practitioner of Chinese medicine who shot to prominence for his role in Malcolm Turnbull’s striking weight loss.
A few years after Dr Liu began applying his ancient Chinese techniques, Turnbull was Prime Minister. A trim one, too.
So it’s understandable that Dr Liu has made some fuss about his most famous patient as he launched a new clinic in Brisbane this week.
It’s also understandable that, however flattered the boss may have been, the PM’s office has since asked the good doctor’s people to please refrain from saying the “101 Wellbeing Program” has the “Prime Ministerial Seal of Approval”. We’re sure it won’t happen again.
Thankfully, Dr Liu has other high-profile fans who are much happier to spruik his good work.
For now there’s no sign of a testimonial by fellow Dr Liu patient, ‘Aussie’ John Symond.
But the greyhound-thin chair of corporate regulator ASIC, Greg Medcraft, hassupplied a testimonial of more than 700 words on its life-changing powers.
Medcraft, Scott Morrison’s tough cop on the beat, says the ancient Chinese secrets helped him take the strain off his diabetes-troubled pancreas.
“I lost 18 kilos in three months!” says Medcraft in his testimonial. “For the first month, I only took herbs which reset my appetite. In total, I dropped to 64 kilos, stabilising at 69.”
Medcraft also notes that during his online due diligence, he found a lot of people had failed with the program. “It’s not for everybody,” he warns.