For more than a decade, Hayley Cafarella lived a private hell of chronic pain.
Suffering from complex regional pain syndrome, Ms Cafarella said some days were so bad she was confined to a wheelchair.
'Sometimes, even just having clothing on is way too painful. It feels like the clothing is fire or something. Like, it feels like it's...it's an attack just to be touched,' she told Sunday Night.
'I feel like I've been to hell and back psychologically. I've been severely depressed. I've suffered really, really severe anxiety. They call it the suicide disease because people do kill themselves.'
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Hayley Cafarella, pictured with her boyfriend Tim, was in so much pain some days that she was confined to a wheelchair
That was before she met self-proclaimed Melbourne-based energy healer Charlie Goldsmith.
Two months on, Ms Cafarella said she can now walk freely without pain and couldn't be better.
Ms Cafarella said she now gets excited about doing menial tasks, such loads of washing and stacking the dishwasher.
She has described the transformation as magic.
'I've been disabled for nearly 12 years. But now I'm not,' she said.
'I thought I was going to suffer and then die. I thought that was it.'
Mr Goldsmith, who was recently grilled by Andrew Denton on his television program Interview, says he welcomes scrutiny and can 'absolutely' save lives.
Hayley (pictured) underwent a remarkable transformation after meeting with controversial healer Charlie Goldsmith
But he's the first to admit he doesn't have 100 per cent track record.
'I just do my best so if I can't help you, I apologise,' the controversial healer, 37, told Sunday Night.
Mr Goldsmith claims he has a mysterious energy and can heal sick patients by using just his mind, which he says he gets it right '80 per cent of the time'.