We’ve all felt pain. Whether you felt it from a scraped knee as a child or a headache as an adult, it is still classified as pain. However, there is a type of pain that persists — chronic pain. This pain is different because it is a continuous pain that does not seem to dissipate. This can go on for weeks, months, even years with no relief in sight. According to the Institute of Medicine of The National Academies, 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. Chronic pain can affect your entire well-being and can cause depression. Many times, chronic pain sufferers feel there is no way out of their pain. Chronic pain management is a hot topic, and that’s where we want to help!
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.