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 to send a message to the muscle telling it to return to its original or “default” position.  For example, if the muscle has been in spasm, the message from the brain will tell the muscle to relax, releasing pressure on nerves and relieving pain.

My average pain level before Bowen was about 8/10 and fatigue around the same.  It was a great relaxing experience and I could feel the pain releasing from my body.  I must admit I was skeptical, but I soon realized, how good it was.  I had the treatment around 10:00 in the morning, the treatment lasted an hour.  By about 11:30 a.m., I felt on top of the world.  I felt like I could run a marathon.  My pain and fatigue averaged out about 4/10 in the first week, but in the 2nd and 3rd week it was between 2/10 and 0/10!  My overall mood and outlook in life is better.  Cindy, Forest Grove

Bowen therapy has improved my symptoms significantly.  I feel more energized and less fatigued following treatments.  I am able to sleep better and this allows me to achieve more during the day.  My general pain levels have reduced to a more manageable level.  Sharon, Beaverton

 After my first Bowen treatment 8 months ago, I immediately gained incredible energy.  Then after just 3 treatments I was free of fibromyalgia.  I no longer take strong pain killers.  I can walk miles, jog, and am enjoying life again.  I continue to have top up treatments and feel that I have been given my life back!  Christa, Portland

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