ME stands for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. Mickel Therapy believes that ME, 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 yet fully backed by scientific research, however there have been over 2,000 successful treatments representing a 100%* success rate. We hope this will further be backed up by the independent research currently being planned.
The term ME is not universally recognised or used worldwide and most areas now refer to cases as having Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. ME as a term is only partly correct. The ‘Mylagic’ purely means painful muscles and as most sufferers of ME will know this can be extreme. The ‘Encephalomyelitis’ however suggests inflammation of the brain and studies fail to prove this in ME cases and it is really a misnomer.
Much research goes into ME This involves looking for viral clues or other infective causes. Some of the most commonly suggested causes are that ME 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 ME who were given the above as causes. This suggests that much of the research being undertaken in being directed into symptoms rather than their cause.
Through his experiences in treating ME over the last 10 years Dr Mickel believes strongly that the above suggested conditions are not the cause and if they do exist then they are merely effects of the state of dysfunction in the Hypothalamus gland. Mickel Therapy therefore gives clients the tools to correct this dysfunction by understanding the symptoms and being able to allow the body to stop sending them.
*based on 2010 results supplied by Mickel Health Initiatives Ltd on clients that completed 8 or more sessions.