Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy is a general term that is used to indicate functional disturbances and/or pathological changes in the peripheral nervous system.  There are believed to be in excess of one hundred different causes of peripheral neuropathy and, in many who are diagnosed with this, doctors have not been able to determine the underlying cause.  When the cause is known, it includes things such as diabetes mellitus, HIV, nutritional deficiency, and neurotoxic effects resulting from certain prescribed treatments or therapies.
The symptoms of peripheral neuropathy often affect the arms and legs and depending on the type of neuropathy, a person may have muscle weakness, paralysis or chronic neuropathic pain which would include things like numbness, sensory disturbance, pins and needles, burning sensations etc.
Although Bowenwork is primarily thought of as a treatment for musculoskeletal problems, the effects of Bowen go way beyond just treating muscles in spasm and affect other levels of the body’s systems.  It also seems to open up neural pathways that have been closed down by a pain response and/or inflammation.  People frequently report that symptoms such as tingling or numbness diminish or disappear.  Weakness in the limbs and/or loss of position sense are also diminished or resolved, at least for periods of time, and even this respite can be of immense relief and reassurance.

I detail cars for a living and I spilled a chemical solvent on my thigh.  Even though I washed it quickly, it burned and it kept burning for weeks.  The place that got burned healed, but the burning sensation just kept going.  The doctors couldn’t do anything for me.  I would slap it or pinch it just to try to make it stop for a little while.  One day I had a Bowen treatment, what a strange thing that was!  But by the time I stood up again the burning was gone and it never came back again.  I’m so happy I found Bowen!  Jerry, Forest Grove

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