Weekend Culture- Interview with Michelle Davies healer and former osteopath

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This week we had the chance to meet and interview Michelle Davies with her fascinating story of her life as a healer and former osteopath.

In fact Michelle is a renowned and recently cancelled osteopath. She has practised healing for nearly three decades and author of “MIRACLE WORKER”. She gained global prominence through her stance taken against the regulator of osteopaths. Her practice is known for its holistic healing approach, focusing on manual hands on therapy to treat various issues from head to toe and promote overall wellness. Davies’ method emphasizes treating the body as an integrated system, considering physical, emotional, mental and spiritual factors.

“Miracle Worker” encapsulates Davies’ extensive experience and the core principles of osteopathy. Through many patient testimonials, she demonstrates how osteopathic techniques can alleviate pain, improve mobility, and support the body’s natural healing processes. The book was created to print the testimonials that were censored from Davies website in 2016  in order to comply with advertising rules set by the regulator.

Davies’ career faced a significant challenge when she was suspended by the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC). The GOsC’s actions were based on THEIR OWN allegations that included her refusal to provide access to her medical records and to undergo a psychiatric assessment. Despite the lack of any direct victim or damages, these procedural issues were cited as grounds for suspension under the pretext of public safety.

This suspension marked a dramatic turn in Davies’ career, overshadowing her previous contributions to the field. The ongoing legal battles and the perceived overreach by the regulatory body have sparked a broader conversation about the balance between professional regulation and individual rights. Despite these challenges, “Miracle Worker” remains a valuable resource for many interested in osteopathy, reflecting Davies’ dedication to holistic health and healing.

This case underscores the need for fair and transparent regulatory practices to maintain trust and uphold professional standards in healthcare. Davies continues to advocate for systemic reform, drawing parallels to other high-profile cases of regulatory overreach.

DAVIES PROVIDED REFERENCES TO NEARLY 500 PATIENT SATISFACTION STATEMENTS INCLUDING STATEMENTS MADE BY A BARRISTER, SOLICITOR, DOCTOR, ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON, PHYSIOTHERAPIST, ACUPUNCTURIST, AUDIOLOGIST AND CONSULTANT RADIOGRAPHER.

The evidence suggests that this case did not primarily involve patient safety concerns. Instead, it appears to have centred on a conflict between the practitioner and the regulatory body. The core issues were the practitioner’s refusal to comply with the regulator’s demands for medical records and to undergo a psychiatric assessment.

THE ENTIRE CASE AGAINST DAVIES WAS MADE BY THE REGULATOR–

Can you explain your approach to osteopathy and how it differs from traditional medical practices?

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I practice my degree in osteopathy according to the founder Andrew Taylor Still in 1874 to support the body heal from all disease and illness. Traditional practices do not treat the cause of illness. I am the health industry in comparison to traditional practices being the sickness industry. No drugs are used in my approach. No machines, no gadgets. Just my hands. Osteopathy is the greatest gift to humanity and is God’s law, the law of truth. I use the innate ability of the body to heal itself. I detect imbalances, misalignment, restriction and using my hands I encourage the body to find its optimal state as the Divine intended. Aiding blood flow and drainage. Releasing retained injury and trauma and stress and addressing the mental state/emotions. Andrew Taylor Still’s first sentence in his first book “I quote no other authors but God and experience”.

There have been reports of a court case involving your practice. Can you share what led to this legal situation and its current status?

 My experience was not a traditional court case but rather a Professional Conduct Committee (PCC) hearing, which felt more like a biased kangaroo court. All committee members are paid by the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC), and there was no impartiality. I was unrepresented because, after 24 years of paying my membership fees, my legal cover was removed without justification. Representation for one hearing was quoted at £100,000, and there have been five hearings since 2021.

The PCC trial stemmed from actions I took against the GOsC. In May 2021, I used an affidavit and commercial lien against individuals acting as agents for the regulator, claiming damages for the harm caused to me and the public due to restrictions on my advertising since 2016. Seventy-five testimonials were censored by the Advertising Standards Agency and the GOsC under the pretext of protecting the public. The GOsC misrepresents osteopathy as a limited manual therapy, downgrading its scope to avoid threatening the pharmaceutical industry. They provide a short list of conditions we can claim to treat; anything beyond this list is deemed illegal.

My practice and outreach have been restricted since 2016, and public testimonials were censored. To reveal the truth and restore public voices, I published a book titled “Miracle Worker.” Part of my damages claim included the costs associated with writing and publishing this book.

During the professional conduct trial, I was also fined for impersonating an osteopath on my website because I hadn’t changed my domain name and the book’s subtitle included “osteopath.” This led to a fine akin to a driving offense. The GOsC issued no warnings, cease-and-desist orders, or mediation before summoning me to court, which I found unfair and unjust. Magistrate pre-court procedure rules were not followed, and no victim had made a complaint; it was solely the regulator’s action against me.

My case against the GOsC in May 2021 sparked their professional conduct case against me. This drew the attention of equity lawyer Mr. Ellis, who has been managing a corruption remedy process since 2004. He plays a crucial role in an equity governance recovery process, and cases like mine that meet corruption proof standards are used by Parliament to address corruption.

I appealed the conviction on grounds of a breach of human rights and no liability. At the start of the appeal trial at Worcester Crown Court, Mr. Ellis was arrested for assault by battery and removed by police, despite not having assaulted anyone. I was left unsupported at the trial, where Mr. Ellis would have insisted on a fair and equal trial. We were both there to test the integrity of the court.

The conviction of ‘impersonating an osteopath’ on my website was eventually spent and is not on my record. The five tribunal hearings have concluded, and I have been removed from the register of osteopaths for allegedly being a threat to public safety. However, my obedience to God trumps obedience to a regulator, and I maintain my commitment to do no harm.

I paid fines totalling approximately £3,000 for both hearings. Since my suspension in 2021, I have been transparent with all inquiries about my practice. Despite no patient complaints in 27 years, no police investigations, and no complaints from colleagues, the publicity surrounding the case affected my business. I have hundreds of testimonials from patients, the public, and professionals, including orthopaedic surgeons, physiotherapists, audiologists, podiatrists, radiographers, and sports therapists, attesting to my safety, professionalism, effectiveness, and care.

While some patients lost confidence and did not book appointments, I gained more from loyal patients who understood the truth of the case. Other patients had to find new osteopaths since I could no longer issue receipts or receive referrals. This situation has affected my business, and some patients questioned my authenticity due to the misleading publicity.

Some of your methods have been described as unconventional. Can you elaborate on these techniques and the evidence supporting their effectiveness?

I believe that taking an unconventional approach is often the morally right path, one that aligns with speaking the truth and seeking genuine healing. The effectiveness of my methods is reflected in the high demand for my practice, with patients willing to travel many hours to consult with me.

One of the primary techniques I use involves working with the glymphatic system, particularly the cerebrospinal fluid. I am able to assess, diagnose, and manipulate this fluid to promote healing in the brain and nervous system. These techniques engage with what is also termed the “Christ oil,” the “Sacred secretion,” and the “breath of life.”

The founder of Osteopathy, in his autobiography, described osteopathy as the child of God and the greatest gift to humanity. This profound insight continues to inspire and guide my practice.

Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are considered the gold standard in scientific research and best practice. However, they can be very expensive, often costing hundreds of thousands of pounds. Even if funding were not an issue, there is a risk that those financing the trials might manipulate the data to achieve their desired outcomes, typically in favour of the pharmaceutical industry.

If anyone independent is interested in conducting a trial or research project to examine my abilities, I would welcome the opportunity.

What steps are you taking to address any concerns raised by regulatory bodies or the medical community about your practice?

The regulator has stolen the title osteopath. Their concern is my disobedience to their authority and I only serve one master and that is the Lord, the Holy Spirit. The regulator disrespects God and I choose to respect and be obedient to God.

I can serve more patients by speaking the truth than I can by telling lies and deceiving the public about my healing abilities. I am practising healing  as the founder of osteopathy would have taught. My degree was 4 years from 1993-1997 and I achieved an honours degree from The British School of Osteopathy. The training at the college was passed down from the founder Andrew Taylor Still.

Looking ahead, how do you plan to continue your work in osteopathy while addressing the challenges you’ve faced?

Her degree In oteopathy was awarded by Princess Ann

I use a different title or no title at all. I don’t need the title osteopath and I am better off without it. I was 13 years old when I decided to be an osteopath and it still hurts that the title has been removed despite three years of adapting without it I have had to grieve the loss. All I have done is help thousands of people heal from conditions from head to toe from the cradle to the rocking chair and I’m punished by the regulator for doing so. However as a result I have stronger faith and greater commitment to my creator. God wins every time. Challenges make us stronger and this entire journey has been very empowering. My title is now ‘Healing Facilitator’ and ‘Global Health & Wellbeing Consultant’.

Michelle will be opening an practice soon in Harley St London where she can practice and help those who live in the capital so watch this space. Michelle can be contacted ot www.worcester-osteo.com

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  1. I have had a phone consultation so far with Michelle. She beams with light. Radiates love and compassion and you almost feel healed just talking to her. I am also a Christian and devout one too. I love her faith being part of what she does and the faith is her foundation. I live in Shetland isles and will he travelling to her for treatment. Distance is annoying but what she does and who she serves. This is worth it

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