Health Zone

An Article from Ashaben Purohit on Bowen Alternative Therapy
10th August 2004

This is an article by Asha Purohit. She became interested in Bowen after having the treatment herself. She found it too be so effective in her case that she is actually studying to become a practitioner herself. In order to do that you have take the Bowen course and also study Anatomy & Physiology. We thank her for taking the time to write this article.

What is Bowen Alternative Therapy?

Bowen Therapy is a non-invasive therapeutic bodywork system which employs cross-fiber muscle movements throughout the body. Clients lie on a treatment table and remain clothed as these “moves” are carried out over a period of about 45-60 minutes. Short waiting periods are incorporated into the session, allowing the brain time to assimilate, correlate and create a positive response, which is sent back to the area being treated. When these “moves” are placed in a precise manner across muscle and connective tissue, they create a deep sense of relaxation, relieving the pain and stress from a multitude of physical ailments. This response of the autonomic nervous system has been verified as extremely effective in a high percentage of clients in clinical testing.

What are the goals of this Therapy?

The goals of Bowen Therapy International are:

To develop and promote the practice of a proper interpretation of Tom Bowen’s original theories of body mechanics and energy flow.
To establish and sustain an instruction program for practitioners and instructors of Bowen Therapy.
To create an enforceable system of quality control for providers and instructors of Bowen Therapy through certification and registration.
To organize and implement continuous research and development of Bowen Therapy.
There are many Bowen practitioners in England. I have had Bowen done by a very experience lady in Bournemouth when I had severe knee problems. Its not a instant cure, minimum of 3 treatments are required before you feel any change or positive effect to your well being, for me it was really quite quick, I felt better after the 1st treatment and went back for at least 1 a month for 8months and now my knees are normal.

Reference site: http://www.bowentherapy.com

An Article from Dr. Ambarishbhai S. Gor on Diabeties
5th April 2004

What is DIABETES?

DIABETES MELLITUS (TYPE 2 OR NON-INSULIN DEPENDENT DIABETES) a disease characterised by the body’s inability to produce enough Insulin to metabolise the Carbohydrates, fat and protein. Unfortunately, it is a fairly common disease in our community, an it is growing fast within the Asian Community in general.

What are its clinical features?

Tiredness
Lethargy
Increase appetite
Increase thirst
Increase urination
Recurrent infections
Weight chan

What is the Diagnosis?

Urine check for glucose.
Confirmation by doing fasting blood glucose test.

What are common complications?
There are many complications with Diabeties:

In the Short term:-

Hypoglycemia – this is when your blood sugars get to a very low level and you start to feel dizzy, sweaty, with palpitations, irritable and sometimes is this condition can be fatal. Always keep drink or food nearby.
Recurrent infections-usually urine infections,thrush and skin infections.

In the Long term:-

Hypertension or high blood pressure.
Heart disease
Stroke
Kidney disease
Peripheral vascular disease or poor circulation esp to the legs

How can it be managed and controlled?

Good sugar free diet- see a dietician
Weight loss
Exercise to burn off the sugar, fat, etc
Attend a diabetic clinic- these are available at your GP surgery.
Medication- there are a number of tablets available-depending on your blood sugar level.If this fails you will have to go on Insulin.

Where can I get more information?
The following web-links are sources for more information. Please note that you should always seek medical advice from your GP regarding treatment of Diabetes. UKVBA is not responsible for the content of external sites.

http://www.equip.nhs.uk/topics/diabetes.html

http://www.informationaboutdiabetes.com/

Diabetes information in Gujarati: http://www.diabetes.org.uk/language/gujarati/gujarati/index.html

We will publish further articles from Medical professionals from within the community in future updates.
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