RELAXATION
A Bowen treatment is very relaxing.
It is mostly performed with the person lying on a treatment couch, although Tom Bowen (the originator of the work) provided beds in his clinic, order to encourage a sense of deeper relaxation.
HOLISTIC HEALING
The Bowen Technique embodies a truly holistic approach to healthcare. It is concerned not just with treating specific conditions and symptoms, but also with encouraging a natural potential for health to express itself in every aspect of the patient's life.
TIME OUT

A unique feature of the Bowen Technique is the frequent pauses between each series od moves. These are given to allow the body to respond and integrate what is being done. During these pauses, the therapist will usually leave the room.
This lets the person relax without feeling that they have to keep up a conversation ot that they are being watched.
BOWEN EFFECTS
Bowen therapists sometimes talk about the different effects on posture, particularly 'ascending' and 'descending' influences. The key to effective treatment is to find where the original organising factor in someone's condition is located. For example, a knee injury might be due to a weak toe joint or a pelvic imbalance that is putting undue strain on a knee as that person walks. Similarly, headaches may be the result of an old fall on the tailbone.

Children are advised to avoid all dairy products (as this creates mucous and that weakens thebladder) thisincludes acidophilus, milk (raw) whey, goats milk, even 1 teaspoon.  Also avoid apples & apple juice (as apple contains malic acid which triggers the bladder to release urine)

Follow a balanced 80/20 diet (80% alkaline forming foods and 20% acid forming foods) during treatment.

ALKALINE FOODS – 80% of diet

 

FRUITS

VEGES

MISCELLANEOUS

LEMONS & LIMES

Apricots           

Asparagus – ripe

Agar-agar

Citrus fruits are acidic, yet because of their high calcium content they produce an alkaline effect during digestion

Avocado

Egg plant

Alfalfa products

Banana – ripe

Beans -lima, green, sprouts

Coffee substitutes

Berries - all

Beets & tops

Ginger – dried

Carob – pod only

Broccoli & cauliflower

Honey

Cherries

Cabbage – red& white

Kelp

Currants & raisins

Carrots & parsnips

Tisanes or herb teas

 

Dates & figs

Cucumber

 

 

Grapes

Celery, chard, chickory

NUTS

 

Mango

Chives, cowslip

Almonds

ALKALIERS –

cold showers,

 love,

laughter,

hugs and

fresh air

Melons – all

Dandelion, dill, dock

 

Olives – fresh

Dulse, seaweed

CEREALS

Paw Paw

Endive, garlic, kale

Millet

Peaches

Mushrooms

Corn – green (first 24 hrs)

Pears

Capsicum – all

 

 

Potato & pumpkin

FLESH FOODS

 

Swede & turnip

None

 

 

Sorrel, soy beans

 

 

 

Spinach, spring greens

 

 

 

Squash, watercress

 

 

 

ACIDIC FOODS – 20% of diet

 

FRUITS

CEREALS

MISCELLANEOUS

NUTS

Citrus fruits

All flour products

Alcohol

All – esp. If roasted 

Chestnuts – roasted

Buckwheat, barley

Candy & chocolate

Coconut – dried

Coconuts – fresh

Bread – all kinds

Cocoa

 

All fruit preserves/jams

Corn, cornmeal, cornflakes

Coffee

 

Banana – green

Cakes, doughnuts, dumplings

Condiments

ACIDIFIERS

Lack of sleep

Overwork

Worry

Tension

Anger

Jealousy

Resentment

Cranberries

Macaroni, spaghetti, noodles

Dressings

Plums

Oatmeal

Sauces

Prunes & prune juice

Pies & pastry

Drugs i.e. asprin etc

Olives – all pickles

Rice

Eggs – esp. the whites

 

Rye crisp

Ginger – preserved

VEGETABLES

 

Jams, jellies, marmalade

Asparagus tips

All meat, chicken & seafood

Flavourings

Beans –all

 

Preservatives

 

Chickpeas, lentils

All butter, cheese & milk

Corn flour

 

Onions, tomatoes

 

Soda water

 

 

 

Tobacco

 

 

 

Vinegars, rice wine etc.