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Bowen & ADHD

ADHD & BowenWork
Susan MacFarlane

The  mother of a 13 year old boy brought her son to see me for a Bowenwork  session.  He has been diagnosed  with ADHD and bottling up his anxiety over school often led to destructive  outbursts at home.

He was apprehensive about receiving Bowenwork because he doesn't really like being touched.

When  they arrived I did my best to make him feel welcome, comfortable and help put his concerns at ease. I explained to him what he could expect during the  session; 

Bowen Therapy is Holistic, Non-Invasive and Effective

Bowen Therapy is Holistic, Non-Invasive and Effective

Friday, April 17, 2009 by: Cathy Sherman

(NaturalNews) The therapist touches and lightly squeezes the migraine patient in a few places and then leaves the room for two minutes. He repeats this procedure for the entire 45-minute appointment. After several weeks of such sessions, the patient reports that the migraines have diminished in frequency. How could anything so simple do so much?

This technique, which isn't quite chiropractic, not quite massage, and not quite acupuncture, was introduced to the energy healing scene in the 1950's by Australian Tom Bowen.

Herniated Discs and Bowen Therapy

Herniated Discs and Bowen Therapy

A herniated, slipped or bulging disc is when an intervertibral disc is constantly compressed which causes the nucleus (the soft centre) to bulge, or possibly rupture the tough fibrous outer layer like the outside of a tyre. 

This prolapse may push on the spinal cord or on the nerve roots, causing intense sharp pain in and around the lower back. The majority of disc herniations occur in the lumbar region (lower back), because that part of the vertebral column bears much of the weight of the body, and it is also the region which does the most bending and flexing.

Bowen – What’s It All About?

BOWEN – What’s It All About?

Being quite an active person over the years I have suffered various injuries and general aches and pains. Due to an accident I had in my teenage years I have been prevented from doing high impact sports such as running as it causes severe knee pain. I have found Pilates invaluable for realigning my body, strengthening the muscles around my joints and generally helping me to avoid lower back and knee pain.

In the past I have tried osteopathy, reiki, sports massage and even visited a chiropractor to treat minor sports injuries mainly in my neck and shoulders.

The Health Hazards of Sitting

Really interesting article about posture and the way we sit.

By Bonnie Berkowitz and Patterson Clark,Washington Post 
Jan 2014

We know sitting too much is bad, and most of us intuitively feel a little guilty after a long TV binge. But what exactly goes wrong in our bodies when we park ourselves for nearly eight hours per day, the average for a U.S. adult? Many things, say four experts, who detailed a chain of problems from head to toe;

Bowen Technique & Parkinsons Disease

Bowen Technique & Parkinsons Disease

Bowen in Neighbours!

Bowen in ‘Neighbours’

Bowen recently got a mention in the Australian soap ‘Neighbours’ when a character says "I’ve got to get to my Bowen Therapy appointment”.  

You can watch it by going to;

Or by Googling episode 6823 and fast forward to 15min 50s.

Great news for Bowen!

How is Body Imbalance Determined?

Interesting image to show how imbalance in the body can cause ongoing problems in seemingly unrelated areas......

YOGA Magazine Article 2012


The founder of the Bowen Technique, Tom Bowen (1916 – 1982) was born in Brunswick, Australia. He started by treating the injuries, aches and pains of local sportsmen, friends and family and colleagues in Geelong.  

He had a particular interest in back pain and in the 1960s, he opened his own clinic and developed the therapy.During the 1970s, the Webb Report (Australian Government Report into Complementary Therapies) found that Tom Bowen was treating 13,000 people a year.

Case Study - Pain in Shoulder & Arm

girl, aged 17                            4 treatments 

S.’s GP diagnosed a suspected trapped nerve.  An area around her right scapula was raised, appearing to be in spasm.  After the first treatment,  she experienced extreme pain.  However, within 2 days that had subsided.  

After the second treatment she reported no apparent pain or problem but just a slight stiffness.
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