Bowen Therapy and Migraine

Girl With Headache, Bowen Therapy and Migraine Tracy OMeara Smith

WHEN YOU SUFFER from a migraine, you can feel the rumblings before it happens.⁠ Your vision can start to change, and blind patches or blurriness can occur.

Then the throbbing headache kicks in, usually on one side of the head. Sometimes you can become light and sound sensitive. The only solution is to retreat into a dark room.⁠

Migraines can last a few days or just a few hours. And once the headache is gone, you can feel thoroughly washed out, tired and groggy.

A billion people suffer migraine headaches worldwide. For some, they are as little as once or twice a year; for others, as often as two or three times a week.⁠

Women are three times more likely to suffer migraines. Hormones play a huge role, with many linking this to their menstrual cycle. Changes can be seen through adolescence, pregnancy, and menopause; they can lessen for a time or disappear altogether.

No one really knows the cause of migraine pain; there is no definitive cure; understanding the triggers and having a pain management plan is the usual solution.

A combination of factors can also trigger migraines. These include diet and specific foods such as sugar, lack of sleep, and stress.

Many sufferers learn of their triggers and actively avoid them to reduce the risk of Migraine. ⁠


                                        Bowen Therapy Can Gift Relief


Bowen Therapy is a holistic remedial technique aiming to treat the cause of joint pain, muscle issues, sports injuries, and ongoing or intermittent pain such as Migraine. 

The technique involves gentle soft tissue movement in a precise way. It stimulates and influences the connective tissue. Connective tissue runs from the top of the head to the base of the feet. It surrounds your muscles and successfully addresses any concerns presented. 

Bowen Therapy is widely used to relieve and resolve long-standing and sudden-onset pain. Bowen Therapy has proven to be an effective technique as a stand-alone or as complementary therapy to existing chiropractic or physiotherapy programs.

⁠Bowen Therapy is a well-known technique that helps reduce the frequency and severity of migraines and influences the body on the cellular level. It is so effective it also affects the fascia, the place where cellular processes of the body take place. Working on the coccyx (tailbone) is common to support migraine relief. This is very effective if there is a hormonal link to the migraine episodes.

⁠Working to the jaw, back and neck muscles to relieve tension to bring a state of calm and clarity.⁠

Bowen Therapy eradicates and filters out the system by influencing the Lymphatic system. It detoxes and positively impacts the body, bringing new minerals and oxygen into the bloodstream.

Our Lymphatic system is responsible for sifting and clearing out our physical system; Bowen Therapy activates the body’s fluid circulation that helps remove toxins. And it is because of this that Bowen Therapy is proving to be an effective way to treat migraine pain.

Something to also consider, a combination of Bowen Therapy flower essences is also very effective. Knowing that stress, overwhelm, and emotional issues are triggers is a great preventative in finding and maintaining relief. Flower Essences are very effective. You can read about this here.


                                         Bowen and Migraine Research


A recent study in the UK showed that after receiving 3 Bowen Sessions over a two-week time frame and a month of observation, 80% of participants noticed a decrease in severity, frequency or both. ⁠

You can read about it here. 

If you suffer from Migraine and are looking for a welcome reprieve, this might be something you might want to consider.

Nothing is worse than dealing with chronic pain and having to navigate amongst the fear of or the actual attack of Migraine as it can erode the quality of life. Regular Bowen Therapy sessions might be the solution you’ve been looking for.

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