To date, there is limited scientific evidence that Bowen therapy works. Treatment has not been extensively researched. There are some studies on its effects, but the results do not provide strong evidence. Bowen is not technically a medical treatment due to a lack of concrete medical and scientific evidence.
Some people refer to Bowen as a massage, which isn't true either. But while success stories are mostly anecdotal, Bowen Therapy believers are devoted followers. Bowen is a less worrying therapy than crushing osteopathy. There are no sudden movements or uncomfortable noises.
Instead, the practitioner performs a series of light punctures in several muscles that are apparently tuned to channel natural energy to problem areas. They, Mitchell says, will empower the body's own resources to heal itself. How, exactly, this happens is a divine mystery. But with the supposed 9,000 practitioners worldwide, it must work for someone.
An Australian government review has evaluated evidence for a variety of natural products covered by private health insurance. His conclusion was that most lacked clear evidence of clinical efficacy. Hopefully this will end insurance coverage for seventeen different pseudosciences. There are some caveats that other alternative treatments that do nothing could interfere with Bowen's treatment if applied too soon before or after a session.
Osteopaths perform blunt manipulations similar to those of chiropractors, yet believe in a more holistic view of health and are more like body warming massages, similar to Bowen practitioners. The government offers reimbursement in private insurance, and questions were raised about the extent to which the government was effectively subsidizing “natural therapies” that were not backed by solid evidence and were still paid for through insurance. Tell your Bowen doctor if you are pregnant, as it is essential to avoid movements around the coccyx (coccyx), as it can induce a miscarriage. Bowen, on the other hand, is about signaling the body to heal itself, allowing it to relax and activate the parasympathetic nervous system, a more passive approach.
While there have been no reported dangers associated with Bowen Therapy, there are some mild side effects that have been reported to be taken into account. According to the Noosa Bowen Center, Bowen can be used to induce labor, relieve morning sickness, help with back pain and sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, improve fetal position, and help present the baby's buttocks. If side effects persist, consult your Bowen practitioner directly so that they are aware and can offer solutions. It is important to recognize that, like other manual therapies, it is difficult to blind providers and patients, as is data collection, since most results are subjective measures reported by patients.
It usually takes 48 to 72 hours for Bowen to “activate” and your original symptoms may temporarily worsen over that time. There are many people who even go so far as to declare Bowen not only as garbage, but as completely fraudulent. Therapists use their fingers and thumbs to apply gentle rocking movements to muscles, tendons, and connective tissues. Bowen has been called the homeopathy of body therapy with its gentle application and spectacular results.
In practice, massage therapists often combine several treatment modalities or techniques in a single session, and can also treat patients for longer periods of time than those evaluated in an RCT. .