Fibromyalgia Warrior

Testimonial – Post-viral Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia

Another Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Success

It is always very humbling to bear witness to and guide clients back to health following long term chronic illnesses. Below is a testimonial from another client who had suffered from Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for over 20 years, who can now look forward to a future free from illness, and full of happiness.

“Mickel Therapy really works!! When I first stated sessions 6 years ago, I had been practically bed ridden with post-viral chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. I could barely walk to my letterbox, was too exhausted to even read and felt as though I was wearing a concrete body suit. I started off doing phone sessions with a therapist in England as there was no-one available in Australia at that time. Within a short time I was able to walk around the block and over a year later I had gained some quality of life back. However a further serious unrelated illness set me back and I let things drift for a few years before I realised I needed to pick up the threads again with Mickel Therapy. I found Tim via the internet and, once again, began to improve remarkably as I applied what I had learned. After 8 sessions my foggy brain has gone, I am doing two walks a day, and I am sleeping beautifully after years of sleeping problems. Tim has been very helpful and is easy to talk to, and I can thoroughly recommend both Tim and Mickel Therapy.”

Sue Judkins, 13/11/15



Mickel Therapy Case Study – Fibomyalgia

From severe Fibromyalgia to skiiing within 10 weeks via Mickel Therapy.

The following is a case study of a client and dear friend of mine who recovered from fibromylagia which had crippled her life and offered a very bleak future. We used this as a press release prior to a talk on Mickel Therapy at the Mind, Body, Spirit festival given by a NZ colleague of mine.

“Jude Beacham considered herself a normal active woman, who biked 12 kms at least 3 times a week and regularly went to the gym.
But over a period of a few months, she started to notice herself feeling unusually tired and achy.
The pain and fatigue grew over the next few months, and her ability to do normal everyday things lessened, until she was no longer able to dress herself, go to the bathroom or even walk without the help of her husband.

A specialist diagnosed her with fibromyalgia and prescribed medication to manage the pain, but symptoms persisted and worsened.
In her words “I thought to myself ‘this is crazy. From the outside I don’t look sick but inside I knew I was. MY LIFE HAD TURNED INTO A NIGHTMARE! I thought to myself if this goes on I will end up in a wheel chair”.

A year and a half after battling with symptoms, Jude chanced upon a therapy which maintained it could help people recover from the pain and fatigue symptoms of fibromyalgia without medication or supplements.
She had nothing to lose and decided to give it a go.

Under the guidance of her therapist, Tim Altman from Torquay, Jude followed the steps she needed to take to reduce her symptoms.
She was taught the real cause of her pain and fatigue, and shown how to reduce her pain and fatigue completely naturally, by tapping into the innate wisdom of her body intelligence.

Two months after commencing therapy Jude’s symptoms had disappeared and she was back skiing.

Jude remembers how “On my first Mickel Therapy appointment I had to be helped walking down the stairs and my husband helped me out of the car. In August I went skiing for a week with my family”.

You might ask yourself ‘How is such transformation possible when most doctors and specialists still say they do not know what causes fibromyalgia and can only help patients at best to ‘manage symptoms’?

Most Mickel Therapists ask themselves ‘Why is it that thousands of people are diagnosed each year with chronic pain and fatigue conditions and sent home without hope, when the answers and solutions have been available for over a decade’?

Mickel Therapy understands exactly what causes extreme symptoms of pain and fatigue, and has solutions to help people recover their health.
Over the past 15 years, thousands of people have recovered from conditions such as chronic fatigue (CFS), ME, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel (IBS), post viral fatigue, anxiety, depression and more by using Mickel Therapy. It has even been shown to have success with MS (multiple sclerosis).

The paradox is, despite the fact most doctors do not understand these illnesses, Mickel Therapy was developed in the 1990’s by a Scottish GP, Dr David Mickel, who worked out the cause of chronic illnesses such as CFS, IBS and fibromyalgia after seeing hundreds of clients with the same conditions. He wrote about it in his book ‘Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia – the long awaited cure’. In it he describes how an over-active hypothalamus may be causing a myriad of symptoms, and what he feels sends this tiny gland in the centre of the brain to go into ‘over-drive’.”

This is a text that Jude sent me 10-12 weeks after starting Mickel Therapy. It included the video of her skiing (mentioned above) as verification of her recovery:

“Check this out Tim. Thank you for giving me my life back. Jude xxxx” Jude Skiing 22nd August 14


Busyness As Usual

Addiction to “Busyness” and It’s Link to Unhappiness and Symptoms of Illness

Generation overstimulation? Generation Y’s addiction to being busy.

A fantastic article (linked below) shared by Laura Walsh at Quay Osteo in Torquay. I highly recommend Laura’s services to anyone on the Surfcoast and neighboring areas. Her awareness goes beyond the mainstream
This addiction to busyness is something I see regularly in the Mickel Therapy work I do with clients with chronic illnesses such as CFS, fibromyalgia, anxiety, depression and IBS, amongst many others.

But this addiction affects most of us. Not just gen Y’s.

And I believe the addiction to busyness is one of the primary reasons that most of us end up chronically hyper-vigilant or in ‘fight or flight’ responsiveness.

This creates an internal disconnect between our thinking or rational brain (our mind – or the voice in our head) and our more primal emotional brain centres or our intuitive body-mind (which sends pre-thought emotional signals to our body to keep us happy, safe and comfortable with relationship to our environment). These two intelligence centres exist in all animals and, ideally, or in harmony, work together.

When we become addicted to busyness, we get stuck in our head or rational mind and a disconnect occurs, meaning that we internalise or suppress stress, and resulting in our hypothalamus (in our brain) going into overdrive. As our hypothalamus is involved in homeostasis or regulation of most automatic bodily functions (including sleep, mood, cognitive function, temperature regulation, digestion, immune function, our endocrine systems, circulation, respiration, and the stress response), when it goes into overdrive for too long or too much, symptoms, and eventually syndromes or chronic illness can be the result.

This addiction to busyness is not a conscious thing. It is most often the result of a self-limiting pattern that has resulted from our childhood and is therefore sub-conscious and habitual.

Put simply, we develop a sub-conscious relationship between stress or busyness (interesting the similarity between busyness and business!!) and safety. As a child, if you are threatened physically or emotionally, a way to stay ‘safe’ (remembering that children haven’t developed a strong rational brain yet) is to be ‘on-guard’ or hyper-vigilant. Keeping yourself busy achieves this, and it helps you stay protected from physical or emotional pain. As an adult, this pattern becomes habituated and sub-conscious, yet it defines our life.
However this pattern no longer serves us as adults. We are no longer as unsafe or vulnerable as we were when we were children. Yet this pattern persists as it has no other choice – it is sub-conscious.
And, whilst it continues to do so, it continues to dis-regulate homeostasis or balance in our bodies and makes us unhappy, unfulfilled, far from optimal wellness, and predisposes us to many chronic illness.

When we break this pattern with clients, by an action-centred approach using Mickel Therapy, it is very common to see complete resolution of the symptoms of many chronic illnesses.

And it works beautifully even if you are not chronically ill. Both performance and relationships improve, and clients feel more free and happier than they have for most of their lives. Well, since they were young children before they felt threatened and contracted.