Bowen Therapy History
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The inventor and developer of this technique was the Australian osteopath Tom Bowen (1903-1982). Bowen referred to this work as “soft tissue therapy,” and it later took on the name of its originator. His philosophy was that the body is a self-regulating bioenergetics and biomechanical entity that tends towards self-regulation. As long as the proper neurological and neuromuscular context exists, the body has the innate ability to self-regulate and return to balance. Neuromuscular imbalance can develop throughout the body, according to Bowen, causing the manifestation of illness. If these imbalances could be resolved, the body would once again regulate itself.
Bowen was an astute observer of his patients’ illness. He came to realise that when the body is stimulated in certain specific ways, its innate intelligence begins the process of normalizing the neuromuscular imbalances. Part of the brilliance of his contribution to healing arts is his development of the system, of techniques that allow the body to automatically and systemically reintegrate via stimulation of the central peripheral and autonomic nervous systems. The results is the removal of pain and imbalanced physiological conditions that manifest as a host of ailments. As the techniques are applied there is an orchestrated response involving alpha and gamma motor neurons, spinal reflex arcs, the motor cortex of the cerebrum, the cerebellum and the basal ganglia.
What Happens in a Bowen Treatment
Treatments can be done either through the patients clothing or directly on the skin. This therapy allows the body an opportunity to comprehensively reorganize itself by the activation of various neural reflexes. Despite its simple appearance practitioners of Bowen Therapy continue to report its amazing results in treating a multiplicity of ailments.
The following disorders generally respond favourably to Bowen therapy:
Angina, asthma attention deficit disorder (ADD), autism, back pain, Bells palsy, bursitis,, chronic fatigue syndrome, colitis constipation, deafness, depression digestive disorders. Dyslexia dysmenorrhea fibromyalgia, gallbladder pain, headaches (including migraines), herniated disks, infertility, liver pain menniers disease, multiple sclerosis pain (of any types), Parkinson’s disease. Prostate. Sciatica scoliosis. Seizures, shin splints, sinusitis, tennis elbow, TMJ, urinary disorders, vision problems and more.