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Quackery? Using the body to heal itself.

August 26, 2012

We have spent the last few weeks starting a new approach to getting healthy. I took the twins to a Bowen Therapist. Now I’ve always been the biggest skeptic of these sorts of things,  however I gave it a shot.

Bowen uses soft tissue/fascial release to stimulate specific receptors to restore homeostasic balance. See Bowen Therapy for more info.

After the initial setting where the Thearpist realigned the kids spine/posture, they were calmer, had a greater ability to concentrate, and best of all, slept through the night. For the first time in nearly 6 years we are having at least 8hour sleeps through the night. It’s amazing. I’d forgotten what real sleep feels like.

We’ve since done a second session and the kids are doing even better. Their speech is increasing, they’re more settled during the day/night, and they’re now starting to engage us in conversation whereas before they were only echolalia-ing the things were tried to say to them.

Even their teachers have noticed a difference.

I’m keen to see what else we can achieve through this.

As for the paleo eating, well we’re having ups and downs. It’s not as easy as it seems, and workload/time management is getting on top of us. We’re struggling. I guess all families go through this.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. rosie permalink
    August 26, 2012 11:14 am

    Hi Natalie,
    that is awesome progress, I have lately heard a lot of great things about Bowen Therapy, and I am also a bit of a sceptic but its worth a try 🙂 Paleo is hard, we are finding it so aswell, but this is why agriculture was developed i guess. I notice tho that even when we think we have ‘failed’ the week, we are about 70-80% paleo still so the nutritional benefits of even trying to continue is huge.

  2. Natalie Hatch permalink*
    August 26, 2012 11:21 am

    Thanks Rosie, we’re working at it. I’ve had a few blow outs with my diet lately, due to stress, work parties, that sort of thing. Back on the wagon now. See how we go.

  3. August 26, 2012 7:34 pm

    I don’t know much about Bowen but the human body is an amazing thing in what it can do with the ‘alternative therapies’. I’m pleased to see that it’s getting a result.

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