Mickel therapy

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Mickel therapy is a psychological intervention for CFS/ME developed by Dr David Mickel in 1999.[1] 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".[2] David Mickel has also written a book about Mickel therapy called Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ME and Fibromyalgia - The Long Awaited Cure.

Theory[edit]

Evidence[edit]

No studies have been done on Mickel therapy.

Criticism[edit]

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[edit]

Mickel therapy is widely available in the UK. There are a smaller number of practitioners working in other countries, although phone and email treatment are also available.

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.[3]

Online presence[edit]

Learn more[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. http://www.mickeltherapy.com/what-is-mickel-therapy/
  2. http://www.mickeltherapy.com/medical-conditions/other-conditions/
  3. http://liverpool-leftovers.blogspot.co.uk/2007/01/how-to-part-patients-from-their-money.html


The information provided at this site is not intended to diagnose or treat any illness.

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