Can Bowen help me?

 "It is more important to know what sort of person has the disease than what sort of disease a patient has."      

William Ostler, Canadian physician and lecturer

In general, at Positive Health, we treat the whole person rather than any specific condition. Naturally we focus on your presenting problem but it is this global analysis of the body which will help us determine the root cause of recent problems and let us treat you in a thorough and effective manner.

Furthermore by treating in a global fashion we restore overall balance to the body so it can begin to correct its own problems. As the body stabilises older, more entrenched problems may also be relieved rather than just the recent issue which has prompted a patient to seek treatment. 

The Bowen Technique may help with a wide range of muscular-skeletal problems and many internal, systemic conditions. It has been reported to help people with:

-Ankle problems
- Arthritis
- Asthma
- Baby colic
- Back pain
- Bed- wetting
- Carpal tunnel
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Digestive disorders
- Foot pain
- Frozen shoulder
- Groin strain
- Hand/wrist problems
- Headache
- Hip problems

- Jaw pain
- Knee issues
- ME
- Migraine
- MS
- Muscle spasm
- Neck pain
- Pregnancy discomfort
- Referred Pain
- Sacro-iliac problems
- Sciatica
- Sports injuries/strains
- Sprained joints
- Tennis elbow
- Whiplash

  • Bowen therapy has helped many individuals who have failed to find relief from other therapies.
  • It can be used during pregnancy to relieve back pain and discomfort.
  • It can assist babies who are stressed or have feeding difficulties.
  • It is excellent for use on acute injuries.
  • It is helpful for the management of long-term conditions such as ME, MS and fibromyalgia or just as part of a pain management programme.
  • As it balances the autonomic nervous system and prompts the reduction of our 'fight or flight' mechanism it is excellent in helping all stress related conditions. Clients often report sounder sleep, a calmer outlook and a better ability to deal with life's demands.
  • It has benefited those with breathing and respiratory problems, notably asthma.
  • It is appropriate for rehabilitation after injuries, accidents or operations.
  • Athletes have found that regular sessions will promote proprioception and balance body systems leading to improved oxygen flow, flexibility and stamina.
  • People in relatively good health can also use treatment to maintain optimum body balance and reduce the incidence of pain.

Bowen organisations have carried out various studies into certain conditions including frozen shoulder, back pain, fibromyalgia and migraine.  These studies have demonstrated that The Bowen Technique can make significant improvement in these areas.
Another widely documented area of treatment is the study of childhood asthma. Information can be found on where the leader in the field, Alistair Rattray, states “Time and again the symptoms disappear very quickly, leading to less and less medication being needed."

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