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.
Theory[edit | edit source]
Evidence[edit | edit source]
No studies have been done on Mickel therapy.
Criticism[edit | edit source]
It made me feel worse, if affected my mental health quite badly, plus the practitioners don’t seem very well trained and are quite rude, it’s also very slow, I did it for years.
Costs and availability[edit | edit source]
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.
Online presence[edit | edit source]
Learn more[edit | edit source]
- Mickel therapy featured on the documentary ME: The Toxic Tiredness
- ME Association - 2 news articles about Mickel Therapy
- What is Mickel Therapy? (Intuitive Health)