Incontinence/Bedwetting

Do you know any child over 6 years of age who has a bedwetting problem? It is hard to deal with for both the child and the parents:  Disturbed nights, fear of falling asleep and wetting again, fear of holiday trips or sleepovers with friends and being ‘found out.’  The problems range from self-esteem issues to high laundry costs.  Imagine being a teenager or adult with the same problem! Many of us do not realize how many teenagers and adults are troubled with bedwetting, because it is not something easily discussed.  Imagine having to deal with wet beds, wet nightwear, interrupted sleep, frequent laundry costs, fear of ridicule from friends and partners.  How do you manage when travelling on business trips or on holiday?  What do you do if going to hotels or B&Bs?  Do you take your own rubber sheet?  Some places (understandably) charge customers for mattress damage.  All these issues can have a negative effect on the quality of life for these sufferers. Did you know that Bowenwork has been found helpful for bedwetting?  Bowen is better known for its help with musculoskeletal problems such as back pain, neck and shoulder problems (including frozen shoulder) and conditions such […]

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Bowen for Frozen Shoulder: for the first time in a while I was able to sleep throughout the night without any discomfort/pain.

Published in England by Dr. Bernie Carter, at the Metropolitan University of Manchester (UK), a Bowen study showed effective results with frozen shoulder after 3 to 6 treatments, even with those who had long-standing conditions.  The study involved 20 participants diagnosed with frozen shoulder and treated with Bowen therapy. 70% of participants regained full mobility, equal to the unaffected side, by the end of treatment.  The other participants showed significant improvement in mobility and associated function.  80% of participants reports a pain level of 0-2, down from a level of 10.  Some still reported mild ache but none reported any invasive or intense pain, which they had experienced before receiving Bowen therapy. At the conclusion of this study, participants reported a high level of satisfaction with the therapy, a commitment to use Bowen therapy in any future case of relapse or for another condition, and the intention to recommend the therapy to friends and family.  http://www.naturalisllc.com/blog/2013/7/9/research-demonstrates-effectiveness-of-the-bowen-technique “I’ve had a frozen shoulder for almost ten years.  I tried cortisone injections and heat therapy, but nothing seemed to help long term.  I just lived with the pain, some days better than others.  After my first Bowen session, I felt extremely relaxed and […]

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Fibromyalgia

BOWEN FOR FIBROMYALGIA Conditions such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome affect a considerable number of people with many painful and debilitating symptoms.  The response of orthodox medicine has varied from, at worst, telling sufferers, “It’s all in your head,” to trying to alleviate symptoms with a variety of pill and treatments, to genuine concern and sympathy.  However, there is no clear medical evidence to pin down exactly what is causing these conditions, so no targeted treatment is available.  Bowenwork has had some wonderful successes in controlling the symptoms of these illnesses, as well as sometimes restoring the person to a full, healthy lifestyle. Bowen can have the effect of re-integrating or re-connecting not only the body’s systems, but also the mind-body-spirit connections that are so crucial to a sense of wholeness as a person.  This is a subtle effect, but it is great importance to those with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.   Reset the Nervous and Musculoskeletal Systems with Bowen Therapy Bowen addresses the relationship between the muscles and the nervous system.  The practitioner makes a movement at the muscle and then pauses to allow that movement to be processed by the nervous system.  This allows the brain […]

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Digestive Disorders

Bowenwork is of great benefit to anyone who wants to improve their digestive health.  Poor diet and stress have a big impact on our ability to absorb nutrients from food effectively.  We also become less capable of eliminating toxins and waste, and this bad for our long-term health.  Bowen helps clear our lymphatic system and in doing so helps the body eliminate toxins and strengthen its immune system.  Bowen is also clinically proven to improve hormonal and metabolic balance.  By helping the body absorb nutrients, it reduces the body’s need to store fat reserves, so it is a very useful treatment for anyone looking to lose weight.  Bowen is especially helpful to those who suffer from: Acid reflux Bloating Colitis Constipation Crohn’s disease Diarrhea Gall bladder disorders Irritable bowel syndrome “Having had chronic stomach acid for one year I went to the doctor who said that there was nothing he could do.  On my friend’s recommendation, I tried Bowen.  It was impressive.  After 1 week somehow my stomach pain disappeared!  I try to tell people I meet who have any type of condition about the Bowen technique.  I can’t explain it, I just say go and try and you will […]

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Mothers and Babies

For pregnancy: During pregnancy the body undergoes dramatic transformation.  Along the way it is quite normal to experience discomfort or pain as the body changes to nourish and protect the growing baby.  The hormonal changes pregnancy involves also have an impact on psychological and emotional well-being.  Bowenwork is well-suited to working with the problems associated with pregnancy including cramping, low back pain, pelvic pain and morning sickness.  The client can be seated, or lie on their side. Bowen is also useful in helping the body prepare for labor.  For those who are interested in a natural birth, this can be helpful, as it makes it more likely that the woman can get through childbirth without medication.  Bowen can also be helpful for those who are planning a caesarian birth as it aids recovery from operations. For new mothers: Bowen is helpful in promoting a speedy recovery after birth.  The sooner after labor the mother comes for treatment, the more effective Bowen therapy will be. For babies: Some babies experience a lot of wind and digestive discomfort, which in extreme cases is called ‘colic’.  Bowen can be very helpful in treating colic, or any kind of digestive problem, as it is […]

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Chronic Fatigue

Bowenwork is a complementary treatment that has had successes with people who have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and other forms of fatigue.  Those with chronic disabilities such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, have gradually improved their conditions and quality of life using Bowen Therapy.  Unexpected recoveries have resulted from this treatment when nothing else seems to work for them.

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