Eatonville man ordered for second time to stop practicing medicine without license

Staff writerFebruary 19, 2014 

An Eatonville man who allegedly told cancer patients to not seek hospital treatment has been ordered to stop practicing medicine without a license, the state Department of Health said Tuesday.

Sung Min Im owns “The Cleansing Way Seminar, Inc.” and “The Cleansing Way LLC,” through which the state says he represented himself as a medical doctor and recorded health information.

He allegedly treated cancer patients with juices, herbs, prayer, honey and salt mixtures, and is also accused of advising patients not to take pain medication, the state agency said.

Im was ordered to stop practicing medicine without a license in 2005, and in February 2012 the department got another complaint that he was still practicing.

He has never been licensed to practice medicine in the state, the agency said.

A woman who answered the phone number listed for the business declined to comment Wednesday.

A footnote on the company website says: “Cleansingway is not a medical facility. Your medical care must remain with your primary or specialist physician. We do not perform any medical procedures, treatments or anything else related to medical practice. We are an educational institution and teach lifestyle changes in accordance with the Word of God.”

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