The truth about chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia

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This presentation was delivered to the Rheumatology department at Greenland Hospital in June 2010. It aids in understanding the underlying cause of the symptoms associated with fibromyalgia.

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The truth about chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia

  1. 1. Mickel therapy<br />A New Perspective on Health<br />
  2. 2. Warning!<br />Be prepared to have your current health concepts challenged!<br />www.mickeltherapy.co.nz<br />www.mickeltherapy.com<br />
  3. 3. about<br />Founder and Director:<br />Dr David Mickel MBChB MRCGP (UK) <br />www.mickeltherapy.co.nz<br />www.mickeltherapy.com<br />
  4. 4. about<br />Clinical Director: <br />Kyle Davies, Chartered Psychologist<br />www.mickeltherapy.co.nz<br />www.mickeltherapy.com<br />
  5. 5. about<br />Director Mickel Therapy Clinic Auckland <br />Kim Knight – Wellness Consultant<br />www.mickeltherapy.co.nz<br />www.mickeltherapy.com<br />
  6. 6. about<br /><ul><li> 20 years experience in health and healing
  7. 7. Clinical depression, anxiety, stress, chronic illness, allergies, asthma, chronic fatigue, back problems
  8. 8. Over 140 therapies
  9. 9. 7 years off work
  10. 10. 4,000+ hours of professional training</li></ul>www.mickeltherapy.co.nz<br />www.mickeltherapy.com<br />
  11. 11. about<br />Specialize in:<br /><ul><li> Stress
  12. 12. Anxiety
  13. 13. Burnout
  14. 14. Workaholism, Overdoing
  15. 15. Insomnia
  16. 16. Adrenal fatigue
  17. 17. Chronic fatigue
  18. 18. Fibromyalgia
  19. 19. Irritable Bowel
  20. 20. Nervous breakdown</li></ul>www.mickeltherapy.co.nz<br />www.mickeltherapy.com<br />
  21. 21. about<br /> Professional Training<br /><ul><li> Mickel Therapist
  22. 22. Qi Gong Instructor
  23. 23. Meditation Teacher
  24. 24. Bodywork Practitioner – Massage and Chi Nei Tsang
  25. 25. Energy Healer
  26. 26. FengShui Consultant</li></ul>www.mickeltherapy.co.nz<br />www.mickeltherapy.com<br />
  27. 27. Mickel therapy and fibromyalgia<br />rheumatology <br />Greek word rheuma<br /> "that which flows as a river or stream" <br />(-ology"the study of“)<br />www.mickeltherapy.co.nz<br />www.mickeltherapy.com<br />
  28. 28. Mickel therapy and fibromyalgia<br />Fibro myalgia<br />Latin fibrous tissue - muscle<br />Symptoms include:<br /><ul><li> Fatigue
  29. 29. Sleep disturbance
  30. 30. Joint stiffness
  31. 31. Depression, anxiety
  32. 32. Post-traumatic stress
  33. 33. Abnormalities in CNS</li></ul>www.mickeltherapy.co.nz<br />www.mickeltherapy.com<br />
  34. 34. What is Mickel therapy?<br /><ul><li> Body – mind treatment
  35. 35. Talking therapy
  36. 36. Interprets symptoms – a call for help
  37. 37. Head Intelligence
  38. 38. Body Intelligence</li></ul>www.mickeltherapy.co.nz<br />www.mickeltherapy.com<br />
  39. 39. Body intelligence<br />The body is far too intelligent to make mistakes<br />The body never lies<br />www.mickeltherapy.co.nz<br />www.mickeltherapy.com<br />
  40. 40. Body intelligence<br />Symptoms are necessary and intelligent communication…<br />… from the body to the head<br />www.mickeltherapy.co.nz<br />www.mickeltherapy.com<br />
  41. 41. Body intelligence<br />Symptoms contain a message…<br />…from the body to the head<br />www.mickeltherapy.co.nz<br />www.mickeltherapy.com<br />
  42. 42. Body intelligence<br />A symptom never comes without a preceding emotion…<br />… which is usually missed<br />… or ignored<br />www.mickeltherapy.co.nz<br />www.mickeltherapy.com<br />
  43. 43. Body intelligence<br />Symptoms can be interpreted, understood and rectified…<br />…by understanding their cause <br />… and dealing with the cause <br />www.mickeltherapy.co.nz<br />www.mickeltherapy.com<br />
  44. 44. Body intelligence<br /><ul><li> The body is a self-healing mechanism
  45. 45. We are designed to be healthy
  46. 46. Good health is our natural state
  47. 47. Need to understand body intelligence</li></ul>www.mickeltherapy.co.nz<br />www.mickeltherapy.com<br />
  48. 48. Body communication<br /><ul><li> Body communicates without words
  49. 49. Sensations
  50. 50. Emotions
  51. 51. Mental symptoms
  52. 52. Physical symptoms</li></ul>www.mickeltherapy.co.nz<br />www.mickeltherapy.com<br />
  53. 53. Body communication<br /> Body communicates without words<br />Physical symptoms<br />Mental symptoms<br />Emotions <br />Sensations<br />www.mickeltherapy.co.nz<br />www.mickeltherapy.com<br />
  54. 54. Body communication<br />Mental (Physical) Symptoms:<br />Anxiety, Stress, Brain fog, Worry, Fear, Anger, Sadness<br />Physical Symptoms:<br />Insomnia, Fatigue, Poor digestion, Irritable Bowel, Food Intolerances, Asthma, Allergies<br />Sore muscles, Pain, Arthritis<br />Weakness, dizzyness<br />www.mickeltherapy.co.nz<br />www.mickeltherapy.com<br />
  55. 55. Role of body intelligence<br /><ul><li> To keep us healthy
  56. 56. To keep us safe
  57. 57. Sympathetic (stress) vs parasympathetic (relaxation) response
  58. 58. Sympathetic = fight / flight
  59. 59. Physiological changes</li></ul>www.mickeltherapy.co.nz<br />www.mickeltherapy.com<br />
  60. 60. stress<br /><ul><li>Stress is the major culprit
  61. 61. Stress is a habit
  62. 62. Habits are unconscious
  63. 63. Stress is unconscious
  64. 64. The body is stuck in the sympathetic mode
  65. 65. The body is on full-alert… all the time
  66. 66. The body cannot heal in the sympathetic mode</li></ul>www.mickeltherapy.co.nz<br />www.mickeltherapy.com<br />
  67. 67. How does Mickel therapy work?<br /><ul><li> Understanding body intelligence and body communication
  68. 68. Interpreting symptoms
  69. 69. Understanding the patterns and behaviours of the client
  70. 70. Teaching life-affirming behaviours and habits
  71. 71. Teaching people to live in accordance with the ‘laws of health’
  72. 72. Teaching people how to bring their body into parasympathetic mode</li></ul>www.mickeltherapy.co.nz<br />www.mickeltherapy.com<br />
  73. 73. Key concept #1 <br />SELF-CARE<br /><ul><li> Look after ourselves
  74. 74. Look after our needs
  75. 75. Mentally, emotionally, physically, spiritually
  76. 76. Respect and care for our body and mind
  77. 77. Put our needs first
  78. 78. Self first is not selfish</li></ul>www.mickeltherapy.co.nz<br />www.mickeltherapy.com<br />
  79. 79. Key concept #2 <br />EMOTIONAL HONESTY<br /><ul><li> Acknowledge feelings
  80. 80. Feelings are waves of truth
  81. 81. Communicate how we feel
  82. 82. Be honest with feelings
  83. 83. Allow emotional energy to flow</li></ul>www.mickeltherapy.co.nz<br />www.mickeltherapy.com<br />
  84. 84. Why emotional honesty?<br /><ul><li> Quantum Physics: everything is energy
  85. 85. Emotions are energy
  86. 86. Blocked emotions = blocked life force = blocked cellular function</li></ul>www.mickeltherapy.co.nz<br />www.mickeltherapy.com<br />
  87. 87. Mickel therapy and fibromyalgia<br />rheumatology <br /> "that which flows as a river or stream“<br />Blocked emotions =<br />Blocked energy in motion =<br />Blocked life-force energy = <br />Cellular changes and physiological dysfunction<br />Fibromyalgia <br />and associated symptoms<br />www.mickeltherapy.co.nz<br />www.mickeltherapy.com<br />
  88. 88. Why?<br />Good health requires that we be in INTEGRITY with ourselves and others<br /><ul><li> Integer – latin: whole / one
  89. 89. In alignment – lined up</li></ul>www.mickeltherapy.co.nz<br />www.mickeltherapy.com<br />
  90. 90. integrity<br />We cannot separate mental, emotional and physical symptoms<br />They are all part of the same thing<br />integer<br />www.mickeltherapy.co.nz<br />www.mickeltherapy.com<br />
  91. 91. Mickel therapy<br />A New Perspective on Health<br />www.mickeltherapy.co.nz<br />www.mickeltherapy.com<br />www.artofhealth.co.nz<br />www.taohealth.co.nz<br />09 833 6553 / 021 410 633<br />www.mickeltherapy.co.nz<br />www.mickeltherapy.com<br />

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