The Bowen technique is a revolutionary and dynamic system of muscle and connective tissue therapy. It has been shown to be useful in treating vertigo, as it helps treat mechanical imbalances in the ear. In a study of twenty patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia conducted by Jo Anne Whitaker, MD, D. Most reported immediate relief after treatment with Bowen.
For some, repeat therapy with Bowen maintained complete clinical remission. The results were statistically significant and correlated with improved clinical well-being. Bowen therapy became better known as a treatment for Parkinson's disease after John Coleman, a naturopath from Australia, used Bowen therapy in the treatment of his own stage IV Parkinson's in 1998. Nikke Ariff, a London-based Bowen practitioner, completed the therapy's Migraine Research Program Bowen, who studied the effectiveness of treating migraines. Bernie Carter, from Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), this Bowen study showed effective results with frozen shoulder after 3 to 6 treatments, even in those who had long-standing diseases.
A study published in the Australian Journal of Holistic Nursing found that Bowen therapy has an overall positive impact on employee health, including reducing stress and pain, increasing mobility and energy, as well as improving sleep. Australian therapist and instructor Faye Ferguson conducted a research study using infrared thermography to illustrate the impact of a Bowen therapy treatment on the human body. At the end of the program, 36 of the 39 would recommend Bowen therapy as a treatment to a friend or colleague. I know Meniere's disease can't be cured, but Bowen has given me hope that if he returns, I have a possible course of action.
Bowen's technical study conducted by Marg Biorac from Australia included six people suffering from restless legs syndrome. Bowen therapy is a gentle approach to soft tissue therapy, in which subtle movements or manipulations are performed on muscles, tendons, and ligaments. I found a local lady who used the Bowen Technique and, after about ten weeks of treatment, the condition improved and I felt “normal”. She had very strong 'waves' all over her body between Bowen's movements, which really surprised her considering the softness of the therapy.
Depending on your presentation, you may be asked to participate in a series of orthopedic tests so that the therapist can get an idea of your pain, as well as use it as a measure to compare it with post-treatment. Some still reported mild pain, but none reported any invasive or severe pain, which they had experienced prior to receiving Bowen therapy. Whatever the level of asthma or similar respiratory problems, Bowen often seems to reduce the level of attack very quickly and effectively. Bowen Therapy is a technique that was developed from the teachings and practices of the late Tom Bowen (1916-198), who lived in Geelong.
Bowen successfully eliminated all symptoms in 3 of the 6 participants, and the remaining three were able to return to normal activities.