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The Tom Bowen Story

YOGA Magazine Article 2012

THE HISTORY OF BOWEN 

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.

H E A L I N G H A N D S

from the GEELONG ADVERTISER
Saturday, 3 April 1999   

H E A L I N G     H A N D S  
Nearly two decades after his death ‘the Bowen Technique’ is being taught to final year osteopathy students at both RMIT and VUT and is expected to become part of the chiropractic curriculum.   KAREN MATTHEWS delves into the history of a remarkable man.     

 “I expect to pass through this world but once; Any good thing therefore that I can do, Or any kindness that I can show to any fellow-creature Let me do it now; Let me not defer or neglect it For I shall not pass this way again.

The Tom Bowen Story

The Tom Bowen Story
a short biography by his daughters, Heather Edmonds and Pam Trigg  


Thomas Ambrose Bowen was born on April 18, 1916 the third child and only son of William and Norah Bowen. He had two older sisters, Norah and Beatrice and a younger sister, Agnes.
 
Tom left school at an early age, possibly at 15 years of age, and became a carpenter like his father. If he had ever entertained the idea of going to medical school this would never have happened as his father would never had considered any of his children getting a better education than was necessary to be employed.
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