Bowen Procedure for Thyroid Issues
I am currently treating a women whos Metabolism was out of balance. She reported her temperature being low, particularly in the mornings. -experienciing hot flushes, a lack of energy. and disturbed nights.
Fortunately there is a Bowen Procedure that aims to address Thyroid issues. Immediately After the treatment she reported that she was no longer sweating profusely and felt so much better. The reduced symptoms lasted for around 12 days. This week because her thyroid issues were so much reduced, we reverted to addressing different issues.
Bowen is Holistic - in that it addresses the whole body functions, not just skeletol issues
What is the Thyroid gland?
The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped gland found inside your neck, right under your larynx or voice box. A two-inch long, brownish red, highly vascular gland, it has two lobes located on each side of the windpipe that are both connected by a tissue called the isthmus. A normal thyroid gland weighs somewhere between 20 and 60 grams.
Your thyroid is responsible for producing the master metabolism hormones that control every function in your body. It produces three types of hormones:
· Triiodothyronine (T3)The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped gland found inside your neck, right under your larynx or voice box. A two-inch long, brownish red, highly vascular gland, it has two lobes located on each side of the windpipe that are both connected by a tissue called the isthmus. A normal thyroid gland weighs somewhere between 20 and 60 grams.Your thyroid is responsible for producing the master metabolism hormones that control every function in your body. It produces three types of hormones
· Triiodothyronine (T3)
· Thyroxine (T4)
· Diiodothyronine (T2)
Hormones secreted by your thyroid interact with all your other hormones, including insulin, cortisol, and sex hormones like estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. The fact that these hormones are all tied together and are in constant communication explains why a less-than-optimal thyroid status is associated with so many widespread symptoms and diseases.
Almost 90 percent of the hormone produced by your thyroid is in the form of T4, the inactive form. Your liver then converts the T4 into T3, the active form, with the help of an enzyme. T2, however, is currently the least-understood component of thyroid function and the subject of a number of ongoing studies.
Bowen Therapy applies a limited number of gentle rolling moves across specific muscles as opposed to along muscles (as typically performed with a conventional massage).
Think of the two erector spinae muscles http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erector_spinae_muscles) ,which run either side of the backbone, as 2 guitar strings. In a typical Bowen Session a selected number of gentle 'moves' are made across these muscles, at various locations.
Very little effort is required to set up a vibration in guitar strings – similarly with 'Bowen Moves' - very little pressure is required to effectively transmit a signal to the brain.
But what is a 'Bowen Move'?
The Bowen Move has 3 components.
Initially, with the fingers on the centre of the muscle, slack skin is stretched back over the muscle. Then slight pressure, or a ‘challenge’, is made to the muscle (typically the degree of pressure is “eye-ball pressure” i.e. the same amount that you could apply to your eye without causing discomfort (with your eye closed) i.e. very gentle. Finally a rolling move is made over the muscle with either tips of the fingers or thumbs, to disturb the underlying connective tissue, termed fascia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fascia .
The move, stimulates nerve receptors in the fascia and the brain is able to undertake a self-checking procedure and if necessary commence rebalancing the body stresses, over the week following treatment.
The interconnecting nature of the bodies fascia (akin to a spiders web) means that changes can occur throughout the body not just on the precise areas treated. Research in to properties of the bodies Fascia are being undertaken at the University of Ulm (Germany )– see http://www.fasciaresearch.com/