If you’ve ever suffered from heartburn, constipation, or diarrhea, then you know the pain digestive disorders can cause. 70 million people every day suffer from some form of digestive issues. Many people try to self-medicate to solve these issues with medicines like antacids or Pepto, while some turn to prescription medications like Prevacid or Nexium.
The problems with these medications are that they never really solve the root of the problem. Antacids and Pepto are used to temporarily ease pain caused by digestive issues, simply masking the digestive issue. Prescription medicines like Prevacid and Nexium are designed to suppress stomach acid. The danger with these medications is that it inhibits the amount of calcium that is absorbed by your body, causing brittle and weak bones.
If those aren’t the solution to digestive issues, then what is? Bowenwork® is gentle on the body, effective and appropriate for anyone to receive, including newborns, highly trained athletes, pregnant women and the elderly. Each person responds differently to a Bowenwork® session, according to his or her own body’s need and ability to heal. Bowenwork® has been proven to help a variety of digestive issues, including colic, indigestion, constipation, chronic diarrhea, and hemorrhoids.
Bowenwork® is a system of touch that initiates a series of responses through stimulation of the nervous, musculoskeletal, fascial and energetic systems of the human body. Practitioners perform sequences of small stimulations, called “moves”, on specific points on the body, interspersed with rest periods.
The Bowenwork® moves stimulate mechanoreceptors (nerve endings) that overlie both muscles and acupoints. The body’s response to this stimulation, which begins during the rest periods, includes a balancing of the autonomic nervous system and changes in the musculoskeletal system in the direction of increased symmetry. These effects, in turn, remove blockages to the free flow of energy in the body.
From the point of view of complementary health care, when the body’s nervous and energetic systems are in balance, its physical, emotional and mental functions are able to return to a healthy state.