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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common problems existing in Western society today. As the name suggests very little is known about it.

Sufferers will know the plethora of symptoms associated with IBS. These include anything from indigestion, heartburn, bloating, excess gas, and apparent food intolerances to diarrhoea and constipation.

Much is made of food intolerances and the trial of restrictive diets in the treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. However this merely deals with effects of the underlying problem that make IBS symptoms worse. It is true that in general as organisms we are becoming more sensitive to certain products that no longer are digested well such as wheat and dairy. However, as sufferers of Irritable Bowel Syndrome will know, removing such dietary compounds may give some reduction in the severity of the symptoms but they certainly will not remove them completely.

Similarly many doctors now look upon Irritable Bowel Syndrome as ‘stress related’. This is only partially true as many with IBS can contest. The symptoms of IBS can be present when no ‘stressful’ situations are arising.

Since Irritable Bowel Syndrome’s symptoms are similar to those present in Chronic fatigue Syndrome, M.E and Fibromyalgia, Mickel Therapy has effectively had the chance to apply its process to the condition of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. The results have been very exciting and Mickel Therapy now offers a non-medication process to help with the disabling condition of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

Freedom From I.B.S. with Mickeltherapy

I am a businessman, running several businesses, and have been experiencing symptoms of general ill health for some time. In particular I have experienced nausea, bloating, and abdominal cramps after eating. Sometimes I would need to lie down on the floor to feel some ease from the symptoms of discomfort. I felt a loss in energy, there was “no go” in me and my weight was creeping up.

Quite often I experienced diarrhoea, sometimes needing to find a toilet immediately when I experienced an uncomfortable sensation , quite often a painful sensation in my bowel.

This was a regular daily occurrence and there seemed to be no medical treatment that would stop the symptoms. I had the usual x-ray investigations, and uncomfortable endoscope and sigmoidoscope investigations that did not reveal anything clinically wrong, but could not tell me the cause of my symptoms either.

The advice I was given was to avoid spicy foods and to eat little and often, avoiding wheat and dairy products, and to buy over the counter medicines that may alleviate the worst of my symptoms. It was all about avoiding food and drink, no actual information why I was experiencing the symptoms and what  could be done about them.

I couldn’t drink milk. I would feel dreadful if I did. If I went out for a meal I couldn’t have two courses never mind three, it just wasn’t worth the discomfort that would follow.

Then a friend passed on information about his recovery from fibromyalgia  with Mickeltherapy. I hadn’t heard of this treatment but was willing to try as by now I was desperate and wanted rid of these symptoms. I wanted my life back.

This friend passed on the details of the Mickeltherapist who had worked with him who was called Maria Whiteley and I made my first appointment.

At first I wondered how it could possibly be the case that physical symptoms could be cured with a talking treatment, but Maria was confident in her approach and I knew my friend had recovered from painful fibromyalgia, so I was happy to meet up with someone who seemed to know how all this worked.

Maria reassured me that this was all very “do-able” and it was a matter of understanding some basic information about how emotions play a part in life as “helpful and useful information”, if we were able to make sense of the information.

I understood straight away what I needed to do for myself and happily embraced the tools of Mickeltherapy that Maria gave to me.

Once I understood what Mickeltherapy was about, I began to feel the difference straight away. In fact, I ended up having only three sessions!

I could eat what I liked, no more need for a wheat free or dairy free diet.

I could drink milk, and have two or three courses when eating out without any symptoms arising.

I had been so focused on the food I had been eating as being the cause of symptoms, I hadn’t even thought about emotions.

Now I am happier and regaining my fitness, and feeling so much better all the time. I couldn’t have gone on as I was. I now know that a busy lifestyle need not mean a stressful life.

I am happy to recommend Maria Whiteley in her approach in delivering  Mickeltherapy. Maria is caring, professional and empathetic, and concerned for the regaining of the wellbeing of her clients. The sessions took place in a very relaxed, open atmosphere, and with the minimum of fuss. I can’t thank her enough for how she has helped me.

Grateful Client , County Durham.

" If you know of anyone who may benefit from One to One Therapy based on my Mickeltherapy practice, then please either email or call Maria who will be happy to discuss your requirements with you."


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