A revolutionary therapy developed by a Scottish GPcomes to Australia next week with a public talk in Geelong. The talk sold out in 48 hours requiring the organizers find a bigger venue for the larger-than-
For one patient in Geelong who had been bed-ridden for eight months after a ten year battle with chronic fatigue syndrome, Mickel Therapy literally helped restore her life. Her health had deteriorated so much a visiting GP told her to go to hospital because he didn’t expect her to live much longer. Within a few weeks of Mickel Therapy her health and life were back on track.
Developed by a medical doctor in Scotland, Mickel Therapy has rapidly gained success in dealing with a range of so-called ‘untreatable’
While the causes of such health conditions are still supposedly unknown, Dr Mickel believes the hypothalamus gland in the brain becomes over-stimulated by ongoing life stresses, going into a state of ‘overdrive’
Mickel Therapy stands on the shoulders of ground-breaking research in the 1930's by Hans Selye, which showed how the 'fight / flight emergency' response can cause serious physical damage to the body when maintained on a long term basis. Since then and after much debate, it has now been proven beyond doubt, and in particular through studies at Harvard University, that stress is behind 80% of all illness.
“Imagine driving your car in 2nd gear at 120 kilometres per hour along the freeway every day for 5 years. How long is it likely to last before the engine gives out? Our body is no different. It can tolerate stress only for so long before it needs repair” says Kim Knight, one of the trainers coming to Australia in April.
While each patient will develop their own particular set ofsymptoms, most develop common, recurring symptom patterns such as tiredness, brain fog, tachycardia and restless leg syndrome, to name a few. Hence how the labels of chronic fatigue ‘syndrome’
In finding the core cause of these syndromes – which have baffled doctors across the globe for decades – Dr Mickel believes he has ‘cracked the code,’ and has since trained therapiststo help patients in all corners of the globe.
A recent BBC documentary followed the progress of several patients as they worked to restore their health under the direct guidance of Dr Mickel, with positive results.
“We have many patients in Australia who have benefitted from Mickel Therapy via remote sessions. Now for the first time we are training therapists to work directly with clients in Australia” says Kim Knight, Mickel Therapy Trainer and Coordinator for Australasia. Ms Knight is based in Auckland and has been working remotely via phone with clients in Australia for the past 5 years.
“Patients are often surprised at the speed by which they recover, especially when they have been ill for years” she adds.
The therapy is quickly spreading and gaining attention within medical circles. Recently it took centre stage at an international conference at Queen’s University Belfast on the effect of emotions on health.
After the upcoming events in Geelong in April, there are plans for a public talk and one day workshop in Sydney in July this year.
To date several thousand people have fully recovered from chronic fatigue, post-viral fatigue, irritable bowel, depression, anxiety and fibromyalgia using the simple exercises taught in Mickel Therapy.
“It’s really exciting to see our global network of therapists building in each country. We’ve long been interested in running a training course in Australia but the Victorian course is the first opportunity we’ve had to offer that,” Dr Mickel said.
Mickel Therapy Introductory Seminar
When: April 24, 6pm – 8.30pm
Where: South Barwon Civic Centre, 2 Colac Road, Belmont, VIC 3216
Kim Knight, New Zealand: Senior Mickel Therapist for Australasia
P: 0064 21 410 633
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