Illness can present itself in many different forms: acute illness, chronic illness, mental illness, etc. The common cold, influenza, and allergies are all common forms of illnesses. A healthy immune system plays an important role in preventing illnesses, and maintaining a healthy immune system should be a top priority.
Many steps can be taken to maintain a healthy immune system, such as eating a healthy diet with lots of fruits and vegetables, exercising regularly, and making sure to get enough sleep each night. However, another important step in maintaining a healthy immune system that is commonly overlooked, is controlling stress levels. Stress can take a toll on our bodies, both mentally and physically, over time, and regulating your stress level should be a top priority.
Physical and mental wellness go hand in hand, so whether you are suffering from depression or anxiety, or you are suffering from allergies or even the common cold, there are physical steps that can be taken with Bowenwork® that can appease symptoms of illness.
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.