A new client came to me who had recently been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. It is the first time I have treated someone with a Parkinson’s diagnosis, which is surprising as it seems Bowen is very well thought of as a complementary treatment for those with Parkinson’s.
On a recent visit to her neurologist, her husband picked up a booklet that was in the waiting room… ( when flagging up the booklet, her neurologist seemed to know nothing about what the booklet contained, let alone what Bowen was… My client had to educate her)
Both she and I were surprised and delighted to see Bowen included amongst a plethora of other therapies to help Parkinsonian sufferers manage their symptoms. With encouraging testimonials :
“I have been having Bowen technique fortnightly for about 18 months. I find it very relaxing ad, after several days, it gives me relief from the stiffness and soreness. I can speak openly and without pressure from the therapist. The pain does return but I look forward to the next session”
My client was led to finding a Bowen therapist near her, by reading John Colman’s book Stop Parkin’ and start livin’. It’s described as :
The most complete book relating to helping yourself when diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease or similar neurodegenerative or autoimmune disorders
Topics discussed include the causes and development of Parkinson’s disease, self-help, nutrition, remedies, therapies, medication and much more.
My client lent it to me to read, and there is some very comprehensive advice on proactive health care which is relevant to all, not just those with a Parkinson’s. So if someone close to you, so someone you know has had a Parkinson’s diagnosis please encourage them to read this book, and go to http://www.returntostillness.com.au/index.html
It is a devastating diagnosis, for those suffering and their families. With guidance, such as John Colman’s book (he himself someone who achieved his own recovery from advanced Parkinson’s disease and early-stage Multi System Atrophy) the power can be handed over to those with diagnosis and considered choices can be made that are right for the individuals needs.