Having suffered from CFS (M.E) for over 7 years, following a bout of Glandular Fever in 2006, I found myself at a loss as to what to try next to try and find a solution to my condition. My symptoms had got progressively worse over the years to the extent where I was forced to completely refrain from work. On some days I didn’t even have the energy to get out of bed, a stark contrast to the young man I once was, completing the Great North Run in 2005 and leading an energetic, fruitful life. I sought support from the NHS, along with various other alternative treatments, in an attempt to take control of my life again but nothing I tried showed any longstanding improvement in my symptoms. Then, early in 2013, I was advised by my Occupational Therapist of a treatment known as ‘Mickel Therapy’ which had proved to be effective for some of her other patients suffering from the condition. Having tried various other so called ‘fixes’ I was of course dubious about paying for another course of treatment. I didn’t, however, have any other places to turn to and so, I decided to give it a try.