My Mickel Story


My Mickel Story

 

I have recently become a Mickel Therapist having discovered the benefits of Mickel Therapy first hand earlier this year.

 

I was given a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia in December 2010 having had 3 years of pain, exhaustion, a very wobbly walk, brain fog, upset tummy, headaches, and numerous other symptoms. I had ended up using a walking stick and then crutches and eventually had a wheelchair and a scooter to get around.

 

Up to this point I had been told that all my symptoms were related to a car accident I had in 2007, which resulted in a whiplash injury to my neck. The neurologist told me that the brain and neck were too complex for him to find out what was causing my problems. I was just going to have to live with them.

 

In August 2009 I had a very severe bout of vertigo which resulted in my being off work and in bed. During this time I deteriorated to the stage where I could hardly leave the house. I needed help with getting dressed, washing my hair, even cutting up my food. I was totally dependent on my partner and I hated it. This went on for two years and I lost my job in the NHS.

 

Luckily we came across a small advert for Mickel Therapy. I had tried every other therapy going. These included:

 

Physiotherapy

Osteopathy

Osteomyology

Acupuncture

Chiropractor

Hypnosis

Medication

Relaxation

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

 

I was getting nowhere but I grudgingly agreed to try one last therapy before accepting that this was just the way life was going to be.

 

I reluctantly made an appointment and went along to my first session. Before that I had read the book about Mickel Therapy, written by Dr David Mickel. Unfortunately, I had such brain fog that not a great deal went in. All I knew was that there was something to do with the hypothalamus not working properly.

 

I met my Mickel Therapist and she began to explain what would happen. Effectively I was going to talk myself well!!

 

After two sessions I turned up one day without my crutches. My therapist didn’t even notice! I have never used a crutch or stick since then and that was January 2013. The process of Mickel Therapy has got me to a stage where I am now only having to deal with the long term effects of the accident I had and not with the symptoms of Fibromyalgia. Life is so much better. I can now stay awake all day, can dress myself (with some restrictions due to the accident), prepare meals, go out, have a life.

 

I never ever thought I would be this well again. It has been the hardest year of my life as it has been a constant development of the real me, but I am now 100% me. That means I have control over the Fibromyalgia as opposed to it controlling me.

 

In November 2013 I headed off to Scotland and I am now one of a very few Mickel Therapists in the UK. I now want to get the word out to anyone who has a fatigue condition, be it ME, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue or Post-viral Fatigue, that there is a treatment that works. It really can change your life.

 

If you or anyone you know is interested in finding out more please contact me:

 

angela.ib@mickeltherapy.com

enquiries@infinefettle.co.uk

Tel: 07860 776988