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Respiratory problems
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Wednesday, 09 November 2011 18:03

During winter months, you see and hear people coughing, cold, chest infections, asthma and so on. Whatever the level of breathing disorder or similar respiratory problems like Hay Fever, Allergic Rhinitis, or Sinus Pain, the Bowen Technique may reduce the level of attacks, quickly and effectively. The UK has the highest rate of asthma sufferers in Europe. Bowen therapy can offer help to those who suffer from asthma and other respiratory disorders, and is effective on both adults and children.
The treatment is very gentle and non-invasive, does not have to be long-term and there is no danger in using it with asthma and other respiratory conditions Many people experience a lasting dramatic improvement after only a few sessions. Bowen therapy aims to relieve tightness in the chest, and also decrease the frequency of the attacks. Respiratory problems are usually caused by allergies, and the Bowen therapist will try and help you identify the cause of your symptoms so they can be avoided in future.
As with any allergy, the avoidance of contact with the allergen is an essential part of the treatment. However, what Bowen does seem to achieve very often is the release of tightness in the chest which aids both asthmatics and other respiratory sufferers.

Asthma and Allergy

Asthma attacks can be triggered by many things: - a cold or illness, some foods and pesticides and environmental toxins, animal hair, smoking, anxiety and other allergens.

Bowen and Asthma

Tom Bowen's wife suffered from asthma and was hospitalised many times before he developed a respiratory procedure, using his technique of gentle "moves" in specific places on the body, to help her. She was never hospitalised again.

Whatever the level of asthma, or similar respiratory problems, Bowen often seems to reduce the level of attack very quickly, and effectively. A number of Case Studies forming part of a study over several years have proved how very successful the technique is proving to be.

A woman in her late 20's who has had asthma since a child, suffered chest infections with her frequent colds, as well as migraines. She needed Ventolin 20 times a day. Three treatments completely changed her life and she has not used Ventolin for several years. If she needs to, she uses the Bowen Release Move. "I have a new life now". Her case featured in Allergy Magazine in December 2005.

Another lady had suffered from asthma during the winter months made her incapacitate for long periods of time. It is practically difficult when she is suffering from a cold or flu. After receiving the Bowen the symptoms were alleviated and she I did not require medication.

The study being undertaken by Alastair Rattray, a very experienced Bowen Therapist, and Teacher with the European College of Bowen Studies (ECBS) is showing that it makes no difference as to whether the person is under a regime of medication, or not. The results are proving, so far, to be usually exactly the same. The attacks often lessen until they no longer seem to be a problem. There are many cases recorded at all ages.

In case of Emergency you can help yourself or others by following the procedure while you are waiting for medical help.
Alastair Rattray says “You can use this procedure gently to release light spasms of the Diaphragm when the child or adult is just a bit wheezy or coughing. This often helps and can be done several times. It is important to only use a small amount of pressure when it is not a full attack and the Diaphragm is only slightly in spasm”.



Last Updated on Monday, 21 November 2011 16:02