Mickel therapy is a psychological intervention for CFS/ME developed by Dr David Mickel in 1999. It has been promoted as an effective treatment for ME/CFS, as well as for fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, depression, anxiety, migraines, multiple sclerosis, and other illnesses which David Mickel describes as "energy disorders". David Mickel has also written a book about Mickel therapy called Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ME and Fibromyalgia - The Long Awaited Cure.
No studies have been done on Mickel therapy.
I found the therapists too sensitive
They talk about expressing emotions but I felt like any emotion was too much for them, it was like walking on eggshells and I found them to be really draining and under qualified and a bit manipulative
Also I don’t believe them when they talk about success rates and nhs trials
Costs and availability
Treatment is usually an hour-long one-on-one session held weekly or fortnightly. The fee for each session is generally between £80-£100. 75% of patients finish treatment in 8 sessions, with 25% requiring further sessions.
- Mickel therapy featured on the documentary ME: The Toxic Tiredness
- ME Association - 2 news articles about Mickel Therapy