HOW DOES BOWEN THERAPY
THIS IS a very simple
WITHOUT WISHING to stop
your researching right here, the simple and most honest answer
is...."despite tens of thousands of successful Bowen
sessions, throughout the world, no one really knows"....for
THERE is substantial, tangible and incontrovertible
evidence that Bowen Therapy works, there is no definitive answer
as to exactly how or why.
ARE NUMEROUS 'theories' and research continues to be
undertaken to better understand the processes initiated by Bowen
BOWEN THOUGHT of himself as an
'initiator or facilitator', for the body correcting and
healing itself. He felt his "moves" were
either 'positive' or 'negative'. Positive
"moves" excited energy flow, while negative
"moves" blocked or reflected that
energy. These energy 'signals' then challenged the
brain to 'remember' how the body structure should be, and to
do whatever was necessary to balance and realign itself.
THERE IS MUCH evidence
to support Bowen's effect on the body's Autonomic Nervous System
(A.N.S.) - that system which governs the whole body response to
internal and external stimuli (fight and flight, etc.) - most
especially the effect of balancing and self healing.
There is growing evidence that the deep relaxation, experienced
by most people following a Bowen session, positively influences
and stimulates the Autonomic Nervous System, to initiate changes
in the body.
WHILE THERE APPEARS, at
face value, to be a relationship between the location of Bowen
"moves" and acupressure points, myofacsial trigger
points and meridian energy lines, there is no evidence to
support that Tom Bowen ever 'studied' or used these therapy's.
WHAT WE DO KNOW, is that Bowen
"moves" initiate and stimulate energy flow.
energy flow somehow translates into a safe, rapid self healing
process that has few, if any, short term side effects and which
typically provides long term relief from pain and discomfort, for
a wide range of conditions. We still don't know
exactly how or why!
effective self healing"