There are a growing number of studies on the effectiveness of Bowen Therapy. Some of the case studies and research is detailed below:
Bowen Therapy for Low Back Pain – NEW research
The Bowen Technique & Low Back Pain – A pilot study to investigate the use of The Bowen Technique as a treatment for people who live with chronic, non-specific Lower Back Pain.
Bowen Therapy for Knee Pain and Ankle Pain
A study into the effects of Bowen Technique on Knee Pain and Ankle Pain was conducted between June and August 2009. 110 clients received treatments, of which 69% reported a partial recovery and 19% reported a full recovery.
The cause of ankle joint pain is often associated with an imbalance in the mucle tensions around the leg or foot. Bowen Therapy is thought to provide a trigger that the body uses to reset muscle spindle length, reducing the tightness within the muscles and tendons, and easing compression on surrounding tissues, such as blood vessels and nerves. Pain relief occurs as the body’s natural healing mechanisms are stimulated.
Bowen Therapy for Migraine
The research was carried out over a six week period; each participant received three Bowen treatments. The participants had all been suffering Migraines for at least 10 years, some for over 30.
The results were very positive; of the 39 participants in the program 31 volunteers reported an improvement in their migraine symptoms.
Migraine can be triggered by a wide range of stimuli and the effects debilitating for sufferers. Bowen can provide fast and effective pain relief and in some cases permanent correction that can last up to two years.
Bowen Therapy for Shoulder Pain and Neck Pain
A study into the effect of Bowen Therapy on shoulder or neck pain was conducted in the summer of 2008. 271 clients new to Bowen were treated and of these 86% showed a full or partial recovery after only 3 treatments.
Shoulder and neck pain can be particularly debilitating especially where there is restriction as in adhesive capsulitis or frozen shoulder. It can also be linked to emotional problems and where the client is experiencing particularly stressful situations. Shoulder and neck pain can be linked to RSI and carpal tunnel problems which are symptoms that can respond well to Bowen Therapy.
Bowen Therapy for Back Pain
A study into the effects of Bowen Therapy on Back Pain was conducted in June 2007. The outcome was on the whole very satisfying, not to mention revealing, with almost 90% of treatments given resulting in either a complete or partial recovery.
By triggering a re-balancing of the muscles around the lumbar and pelvic areas, Bowen Therapy may help to stabilise a weak area, reduce compression around the nerve roots or improve circulation to the spinal discs, muscles and joints.
Bowen therapy helps to reduce pain and also improve range of movement throughout the body.
Bowen Therapy for Asthma
The results of a study with 24 volunteers performed between October 2002 and March 2004 were very positive, evidenced also by the fact that every volunteer reported that they would recommend the Bowen Technique to a fellow Asthma sufferer.
Bowen addresses the individual as an integrated biodynamic system as opposed to his or her isolated ailment. Asthma has a myriad of triggers ranging from emotional trauma, stress levels of the individual, exercise, food and environmental allergens. These factors are so varied, that a holistic therapy like Bowen should be considered as a valid option for the health of an Asthma sufferer.