A migraine is no ordinary headache, as any sufferer will testify; the pain is debilitating and some are driven to the quiet of a bed in a dark room for at least a day. Twenty-four percent of all women at some stage of their life will suffer from Migraines. The causes, according to The City of London Migraine Clinic can be several and range from hormonal to food sensitivities; from missing a meal to a change in sleeping pattern.
Migraine sufferers come to rely on medication, which often has side effects such as nausea and diarrhoea. Once an attack has subsided, the migraine sufferer is groggy, tired and drained. So if someone came up to you and said “I might have found an effective, non-invasive and gentle alternative for you” what would you say?
The Bowen technique is a holistic therapy that releases the body's energy to heal itself using gentle rolling movements over the surface of the skin, with the thumbs and forefingers.
"The results were very positive" says Nikke.
Of the 39 participants in the program 31 volunteers reported an improvement in their migraine condition.
Nikke Ariff is a Bowen therapist who, in 2002 carried out a research program with The Migraine Action Association to test the efficacy of the Bowen Technique on Migraine sufferers.
The research was carried out over a six week period and each participant received three Bowen treatments. The participants had all been suffering Migraines for at least 10 years, some for over 30.
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