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M.E stands for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis or perhaps more correctly Myalgic Encephalomyelopathy. Mickel Therapy believes that M.E, CFS and Fibromyalgia are all caused by a dysfunction of the Hypothalamus that Dr Mickel has dubbed ‘Hypothalamitis’. This is a broad spectrum of illness with many shared symptoms and degrees of severity. Please note this is a hypothesis only and not backed by scientific research as yet. Similarly the results have not yet been independently studied and are based on client testimony only until the trial of Mickel Therapy is complete and published.

The term M.E is not universally recognised or used worldwide and most areas now refer to cases as having Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. M.E as a term is partly correct. The ‘Mylagic’ purely means painful muscles and as most sufferers of M.E will know this can be extreme. The ‘encephalomyelitis’ however suggests inflammation of the brain and studies fail to prove this in M.E cases and it is really a misnomer.

Much research goes into M.E. This involves looking for viral clues or other infective causes. Some of the most commonly suggested causes are that M.E is due to an unknown virus, Borrelia or Lyme’s Disease, Epstein Barr infection (Glandular Fever), adrenal ‘burnout’ or Candida. Mickel Therapy has consistently treated successfully many cases of M.E who were given the above as causes. This suggests that they are incorrect and further study of such pathogens is a waste of resources. Please note that Mickel Therapy’s results are based on client testimony and have not yet been backed up by research. The latter is in place and results will be disseminated when the study is complete.

Through his experiences in treating M.E over the last 10 years Dr Mickel believes strongly that the causes suggested above are inaccurate and if they do exist then they are inconsequential effects of the state of dysfunction in the Hypothalamus (‘Hypothalamitis’). The latter being his hypothesis and is not yet backed by scientific research. The fact that the clients (with cases of M.E) claim that Mickel Therapy has treated them successfully and did not involve any attention to these suggested problems, even if tests showed they had been present, suggests that the case for them being causes must be in doubt. Mickel Therapy is hopeful to prove this point once and for all through the planned Clinical Trials into its work on M.E, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia.


“Mickel Therapy taught me a much more positive way to deal with life. At times it has been hard to put into practice but I noticed the more I tried with it the better I got at it and consequently the more effective it is.

Since starting Mickel Therapy my life has started to approach being ‘back on track’ a lot faster. It’s very important to listen to your gut feeling/soul/spirit whatever you want to call it. This is a very effective treatment for recovery from emotional/energy disorders. Listening to your gut is not the same as listening to your head and takes practice but this gets easier by the day and week.

Effort on your own part, away from the therapist, is crucial with this. Your therapist can show you the door – you have to take the steps to walk through it. It is very much common sense (following your gut feeling/intuition) but something we lose track of over time. Relearning to do this is not as easy as it sounds and a therapist is paramount. They highlight the blind spots you are missing in your own life. There are very obvious blind spots if you have become unwell with depression/anxiety/IBS/CFS/M.E.

Maria is effective in delivering this therapy and someone I would therefore recommend as an introduction into getting well again. The therapy teaches you some very important life skills that serve you beyond full recovery.”

Maria’s response:

“This is such open and honest testimony from a young man who did not find the MT process particularly easy. Nevertheless, having come to the realisation that his own health and wellbeing were his personal responsibility, and that he was worth the effort for making the changes necessary, he is now physically well and able to access those opportunities in life that he has chosen.

A major factor in his recovery was the realisation that we can’t change other people. We can only change our responses to them.

This is particularly difficult when others around you have been in the habit of making your responses for you; or expect a particular response from you.

Sooner or later you are going to be called upon to make authentic responses of your own, within family culture, in education, at work, with peers, relating to finances, and in all the myriad of relationships that we all are required to negotiate in modern life.

Added to that, the possibility that others see your symptoms as psychosomatic, a cruel misunderstanding of; M.E / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / Fibromyalgia / I.B.S. / Auto Immune Disease, it would be very understandable, given the current climate of stigma and discrimination, that these clients do not choose to seek help with these debilitating conditions at all.

What this client chose was to demonstrate his ultimate belief in himself. To trust himself to know what was in his best interests, and to let go of what was not.

" 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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