While many migraine sufferers turn to prescription or over-the-counter headache medication, an increasing number of people have found relief with Bowen Therapy. In fact, research conducted in England disclosed that of 39 patients tested in a study, 80% responded positively to Bowen Therapy. They received three treatments spread across 14 days. This was followed by a month-long observation period after which the participants reported either a decrease in the frequency and severity of their migraine attacks or both.
While medication may help relieve a migraine headache, more and more people are turning to non-intrusive alternative healing therapies to ease and alleviate pain. Apart from techniques such as acupuncture, meditation, homoeopathic and herbal remedies, migraine sufferers are fast learning the benefits of Bowen Therapy.
South Africa is experiencing a growing number of migraine sufferers opting for Bowen Therapy as an alternative and non-intrusive healing alternative
. This is a technique in which therapists use their thumbs and fingers to create rolling waves of movement across the soft tissue, muscles and tendons (fascia) of the body. Bowen Therapy is said to trigger self-healing.