Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative disorder that affects the nervous system.  It results in the loss of various brain cells and a decrease in dopamine, a chemical in the brain that helps the muscles function.

Bowenwork is a type of physical manipulation and is applied at precise points in the body.  The technique is used to stimulate the nerve pathways and tissues.  Those who have Parkinson’s disease suffer from decrease in the ability to move.  The joints are affected and the muscles become stiff.  This is because the fascia and muscles are affected due to increase in stress hormones.  Bowen helps by relaxing the nerves and muscles of the patient.

Those with Parkinson’s disease can benefit from Bowen because it not only helps with muscle tension, but relaxes the mind as well.  This is beneficial for anxiety and depression.  Patients who have Parkinson’s disease face problems with hand tremors, bad posture, poor balance, insomnia and fatigue; all these symptoms can be reduced through the Bowen technique.

However, Bowen therapy is not a cure, nor an alternative to medicine.  In fact, it is a complementary method that helps by reducing the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

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