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Headaches.  There are so many “kinds”.  WebMD says there are 150 diagnostic headache categories. The cause of headache can range from a “bump on the head”, to emotional, illness, hormone imbalances, inflammation, medication, chemical, stress, fluid levels, activity levels, allergies, and the list goes on and on. When you have a headache, it’s sometimes hard to ignore. It’s difficult to think or concentrate, even soft noises seem too loud, and slight irritations become a huge pain in the what-i-sit-on.

If the cause of the headache is known, then it’s much easier to address.  This is usually the case with acute pain–the source and result are closely linked by time and the detective work to a solution is clear.

But what about when pain is chronic and/or unresolved?

Bowen Therapy can address headache and migraine intensity, duration and frequency.

Bowen Therapy, also know as Bowenwork in the US, uses a series of gentle moves on structural tissue (muscles, tendons and ligaments) to affect the fascia and nerves. Treatment at pivotal locations in the body, neck and head relax the internal mechanisms that propogate headache and migraine, reducing and shutting down the stress and myalgia.

The first Bowen session is generally about assessment and bringing the body to a sort-of “ground-state” of balance on which to build further work, including treatment of the loudest issue that is presenting at session time.  It is important to commit to at least three Bowen therapy sessions, a week apart, to give the body and brain time to work any adjustments and corrections in the body structure and function.  Each additional session further informs the body’s intelligence to identify any imbalance or misalignment that is locked in as chronic pattern(s).   This work will process through the body over the course of 5 days, correcting and adjusting itself back to it’s “healthy” state, or as close as possible.  After three sessions is a good point to review the overall progress.  The total amount of time for treatment and recovery depends on personal history and healing tempo.

This link is to a Bowen Migraine Study in the UK

If you suffer from Headache or Migraine, please try Bowen Therapy. You won’t regret it!