Insomnia

We all know that sleep is important for our health, mind and body, and without it, we eventually become more irritable, tired and lack concentration.  Bowenwork is known for its healing qualities and for releasing stress via its calming effect on the autonomic nervous system.  It is a natural, drug free, non-invasive complementary therapy. Its quick and effective treatment can help improve problems relating to sleep deprivation such as stress. Many people that suffer from insomnia resort to taking sleep-inducing tablets and medicines.  However, rather than ‘making’ the body change, Bowen ‘asks’ the body to recognise the ailment, like insomnia, and make the changes it requires.

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High Blood Pressure

People don’t usually think of Bowen treatment for high blood pressure precisely, but discover that treatment has helped that condition as a bonus.  The husband of a Bowen student benefited from being a ‘practice body’ for his wife as she was learning Bowen.  He had had high blood pressure for years and his doctor monitored it every few months.  After his wife had been practising Bowen on him – and this was the only thing that was different in his life – his doctor was amazed to find his blood pressure was substantially reduced.

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Allergies/Hayfever

Do you dread spending the summer with itchy eyes, runny nose and generally feeling pretty awful?  Traditional methods of dealing with the symptoms of hay fever include antihistamines, steroid nasal sprays and tablets, nasal decongestants and eye drops.  However, Bowenwork is a natural, drug-free, non-invasive complementary therapy that can also help treat the seasonal disorder. “Having suffered with severe hayfever for as long as I remember, I was looking desperately for a remedy to help as even prescription antihistamines didn’t touch it.  Bowen has reduced my hayfever symptoms by a huge amount and some days I don’t even need my antihistamines during the hayfever season.  Now I go back once a year for 3 sessions over a 3 week period just before the hayfever season begins.  It has also helped my asthma which id usually very bad during the season.  I can’t recommend this treatment enough for anyone that suffers with asthma or hayfever.”  Karen, Vancouver  

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Sports Injuries

BOWEN FOR SPORTS INJURIES Athletes are discovering Bowen treatments enhance performance, increase stamina, improve mobility; resulting in improving their game and preventing injury.  Bowen therapy helps athletes recover more quickly from hard training or from injuries. Bowen brings rapid relief and gets athletes back to their game quickly. Why Bowen works for sports injury Bowen has repeatedly shown rapid, long-term relief from sports injuries, with no side effects. Bowen treats the whole body. Other therapies treat local regions without enlisting the full body wisdom. Bowen helps the body to make its own adjustments achieving quick and long-lasting results. How Bowen works to optimize performance Bowen sessions a few days prior to competition have repeatedly shown an improvement in athletic performance. Bowen after competition helps the body relax, taking it down from the adrenaline rush. Bowen reduces recovery time between training session allows athletes to train harder and more frequently. Bowen work reduces injury. Bowen treatments boost energy, increase mobility and improve coordination, helping athletes boost their game. We realize that there are not yet many studies on the effects of Bowen for musculoskeletal injuries, however we are planning to run some pilot trials in the near future. ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE:  California […]

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Concussion

BOWEN FOR ACUTE CONCUSSIONS AND POST-CONCUSSION SYNDROME Bowen as effective treatment for concussions and post-concussion syndrome:  Bowen is safe, swiftly effective and non-invasive. Concussions harm our self-healing mechanisms. Bowen assists the body to reclaim its natural healing powers leading to faster healing. Bowen quickly initiates a shift from being concussed to beginning recovery. Links to additional information:  Alternative therapy shows promise for faster and more complete healing from concussions. http://184.106.46.22/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Bowenwork-Alternative_Therapy_for_Concussions.pdf Bowen as Sports Medicine – Safely Resolving Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS). http://www.bowtech.com/WebsiteProj/documents/1701-Post_Concussion_Syndrome.pdf We realize that there are not yet many studies on the effects of Bowen for concussions, however we are planning to run some pilot trials in the near future.

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Six people took part in a Bowen tech study carried out by Glenys Sheedy.  They had been suffering from pain and numbness in the fingers and wrist, shoulders and neck for up to 3 years.  They received four bowen treatments over a 4 week period.  Bowen successfully eliminated all symptoms for 3 of the 6 participants, and the remaining three were able to return to regular activities.  http://www.naturalisllc.com/blog/2013/7/9/research-demonstrates-effectiveness-of-the-bowen-technique I had struggled with carpal tunnel syndrome for years and nothing really helped.  The doctors would give me anti-inflammatories and pain meds, but it kept coming back.  One treatment with Bowen, just one, and I had no problems for three months.  It was absolutely amazing!  – Lynda, Portland

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Asthma and Other Respiratory Problems

Bowenwork can offer help to those who suffer from asthma and other respiratory disorders, and is effective on both adults and children.  The treatment is very gentle and non-invasive, and does not have to be long-term.  Many people experience a lasting dramatic improvement after only a few sessions.  Bowen aims to relieve tightness in the chest, and also decrease the frequency of the attacks. Nikke Ariff did research between 2003 and 2004 to test the efficacy of Bowen in treating asthma.  This research, carried out during a twelve-month period, included a majority of participants who had had asthma for over 5 years, and most over 15 years.  The results were positive.  Eighty-three percent of participants reported a reduction in the frequency of asthma attacks with 75% reporting less reliance on medication than before the beginning of treatments. Of 24 volunteers who completed the program, 22 reported that secondary health concerns had also improved, including back, neck and shoulder pain; knee and joint problems; headaches and migraines; hay fever; irritable bowel syndrome and digestion; circulation; insomnia; anxiety, stress, depression and energy level improvement. Whatever the level of asthma, or similar respiratory problems, Bowen often seems to reduce the level of attack […]

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Sciatica

Sciatica is usually caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve in the lumbar spine area.  The sciatic nerve is the largest single nerve in the body and runs from the lumbar part of the spinal cord spreading out into the buttocks, down the legs and into the feet.  The pain is usually down one side of the body only.  These imbalances can be caused by hip or knee problems, surgery, accidents, falls, sporting injuries or just plain lifting or twisting awkwardly. Bowen therapy has proven highly effective in treating sciatica, often within a few sessions.  It works to relax the nervous system, as well as tense muscles, tendons and ligaments thereby allowing the pinched sciatic nerve to be released.

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Plantar Fasciitis

Many times plantar fasciitis is due to muscular imbalance in the pelvis and lower limbs.  This imbalance effects one’s gait (the way you walk), which can result in unbalanced tension and strain being exerted on the plantar fascia.  The feet are often the victim of a culprit elsewhere in the body.  Pelvic misalignment through impact of the lumbar spine, short hip flexors or tight hamstrings may all play a part in how legs move.  Knee and ankle alignment further influences how the feet land, and the amount of strain felt by the sole and the arch.  Bowen helps bring the entire body into balance.  It may also help to stimulate and accelerate the healing process of the damaged plantar fascia.  Usually about three to six Bowen sessions are required.  “Having had a problem with plantar fasciitis for a few months and having seen podiatrists, had massages etc. I thought I would try Bowen.  I was amazed after 2 sessions how much better my heel was.  I now have hardly any problems with it at all.”  Jim, Lake Oswego

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Neck and Back Pain

Bowen Therapy is the ideal treatment for many types of back and neck stiffness and pain.  Whether you suffer from a problem affecting the spinal structure, such as curvature of the spine or a slipped disc, or whether you suffer from muscular tension, Bowen can offer dramatic relief from pain and discomfort. “After the first session there was a marked reduction in my back pain.  Additional sessions further reduced this. … I would not hesitate to recommend this treatment.” Mark, Forest Grove

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