Fibromyalgia and Bowen Therapy
Dr. Jo Anne Whitaker’s study showed the positive effect of Bowen Therapy on twenty patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Measurements of shifts in the autonomic nervous system (ANS) by heart rate variability (HRV) studies fully complemented the clinical assessments.
Almost all experienced various degrees of relief, which lasted from a few days to several weeks. For some, repeated Bowen Therapy maintained complete clinical remission.
Whitaker, J.A., MD, Marlowe, S. (1998) The BowenFirst™: A healing modality, alleviates myofascial pain of fibromyalgia (FM) and balances the dysfunctional changes of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) as measured by clinical assessment and heart rate variability (HRV).
MYOPAIN ’98, Silvi Marina, Italy.
“The Original BowenFirst™: A gentle hands on healing method that effects Autonomic Nervous System as measured by heart rate variability and clinical assessment” Jo Anne Whitaker, M.D., Patricia P., Gilliam, M.Ed., M.S.N., Douglas B. Seba, Ph.D.