Reverse therapy treats ME and mystery illnesses

Illnesses such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Fibromyalgia have long brought problems for sufferers with no real cure or relief in sight. Generally perceived to be mystery illnesses with no known cause, this status, along with symptoms including pain, depression, anxiety and overwhelming fatigue, result in great distress and suffering. However, there is now a solution in the shape of a revolutionary new treatment – Reverse Therapy.

Reverse Therapy is an educational process which teaches people how to eliminate symptoms by understanding and acting on ‘the message of the symptom’. It is based on years of research carried out by Dr John Eaton on the relationship between the mind and the body, and between the emotions, the brain, the nervous system and the immune system. The results allowed Dr Eaton to develop a series of techniques that interpret what ‘BodymindÂ’ is trying say through the symptoms to warn, guide and protect the individual.

In basic terms, symptoms of both CFS (also commonly referred to as M.E.) and Fibromyalgia are caused by the hypothalamus in the brain overworking the Pituitary and Adrenal Glands due to a conflict between the ‘Bodymind’ and ‘Headmind’. It is basically a vicious circle whereby ‘Bodymind’ notes the individual is emotionally vulnerable and sends emotions to signal that action is required. ‘Headmind’ interferes by coming up with worries, predictions of disaster, etc and the individual becomes trapped. ‘Bodymind’ then notices that the person is in danger of emotional overload and uses the Hypothalamus to switch on an alarm response that produces the symptoms. Frequently the situation worsens as the ‘Headmind’ notices that symptoms are increasing and triggers an anxiety response, which in turn increases the symptoms, and so on.

Reverse Therapy works by reversing the symptoms; getting the person to see that ‘Headmind’ is keeping them trapped in anxiety and illness and raising their awareness of ‘Bodymind’ to reconnect to their emotional needs. Treatment also involves understanding and acting on ‘the message of the symptom’ and engaging in activities that boost confidence and happiness. It can also help to keep a record of situations in which symptoms increase so that further protective and preventative work can be carried out.

Dr John Eaton says, “Using Reverse Therapy takes practice and requires patients to perform their own self-healing. Once ‘Bodymind’ notices that the emotion in the system is being cleared the Hypothalamus is triggered to turn down or switch off the symptoms, often for good. We see huge improvement rates with our patients and most of them recover fully. Those who still experience the occasional symptom report that they now find it easy to identify and manage these symptoms early on to prevent any relapse.”

Following a diagnosis of ME, JH suffered for ten years before discovering Reverse Therapy, “I needed only three sessions and four months. I now have my life back. I am able to make plans to go out even on weeknights and I can now experience new things. I have also changed – for the better according to friends and family. I feel free. I can’t thank Dr Eaton and Reverse Therapy enough and I can’t believe there are so many people going through what I went through and think there is no cure.”

Further information can be found by visiting the companyÂ’s website calling 0870 626 0100 (from UK) for appointments or emailing


Bodymind is the intelligence of the body, working through the Brain, the Nervous System, the Glands, the Cells and the Immune system. Its primary function is to ensure the safety of the individual and to maximise health and happiness. In communicating to us, Bodymind uses a different language from Headmind. Where Headmind uses images, thoughts and rules; Bodymind uses feelings, emotions, intuitions, moods and (as a last resort) symptoms. For further details visit.