Thursday, September 29, 2011

I would still be suffering if it were’t for you

Dear Dr. Vicki,
Let me start out by just saying "Wow!". I never thought I would ever find someone who would be able to help me with my GI issues. I have suffered from chronic constipation, severe pain, pressure, and bloating for several years. I have been to many MDs and naturopaths, and gone through many tests and procedures trying to find the root of my problems. No one could ever find the reason for my gastric issues or knew how to treat it. I have spent years dealing with terrible discomfort, sometimes to the point of tears. I never gave up trying to get help though. I knew there had to be someone out there who could help me. And then I found you. Your treatment has made a huge difference in my life already. Your book is so full of wonderful information. I really enjoyed reading it. I can't thank you enough for your help and kindness. I would still be suffering if it weren't for you.


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Relieving Sciatic Nerve Pain

  Bowmann’s Bowen Therapy is a form of bodywork with a primary objective to remove pain and conditions by restoring the structural integrity of the body. It is a powerful modality, which addresses the neural (nerves) and the structure (bones) of the body by stimulating the different levels of the nervous system: central, peripheral, and autonomic nervous system.
  The philosophy of this therapy is that the body is a self-regulating energetic system that will continue to regulate itself as long as it has the reserve energy necessary to do so. As the technique releases the imbalances throughout the body, there will be a direct impact on the proper functioning of the various systems of the body.
  The technique is one of remarkable simplicity and much of the difficulty around accepting its efficacy lies with accepting that such a minimalistic approach can be so beneficial, especially when one is used to extensive amounts of hands on therapy. The gentle moves on soft tissue stimulate energy flow, empowering the body’s own resources to heal itself. It is safe to use on anyone, from babies to the aged. It frequently produces lasting relief from pain and discomfort. Orthodox and alternative therapists have been generous in their praise of this technique.

  Some of the responses I have received are:

“I walked in with a great deal of sciatic pain. The treatment you gave me made such a difference. I felt just a little better right after the treatment, but within hours I felt a great deal of relief. My second treatment was even better - two days later I was painting our bedroom! Everyone who saw me just barely moving around before was amazed that I was so mobile so quickly, and without pain!” — Christa, 51
 “I received relief from chronic low back and hip pain after my first treatment. Other symptoms (TMJ & carpal tunnel syndrome) are improving with subsequent treatments.” — Sandy, 61
“My tendonitis (both arms) was 95% relieved after one treatment. My menstrual pain was also relieved after three treatments.” — Pam, 28
“I have had less severity and less frequency of migraine pain since starting these treatments.” — Teri, 49

  How could this be? As one “strums” the muscle, the nerves deep within each one (called proprioceptors) begin to “vibrate” and send information to the brain as to the state of pain, dis-ease, or health within that area. Patterns are followed to address the body part (such as the leg) in a comprehensive manner. A rest period is given to allow the brain time to integrate the information before moving to another area of the body.
  It is often felt like the body is “unraveling” the stress during and after a session. It may take up to five days for all the effects to be felt, however, change is frequently noted soon after the treatment. When one can rest or nap after a session, the results are even more profound and rapid. While resolution might not be complete with two sessions, relief comes quickly. And resolution is possible.
You can learn more about Bowmann’s Bowen Therapy as well as purchase the Bowen Technique Course on DVD at