If you have a chronic condition such as diabetes, arthritis or heart disease, the Bowen technique can be an important part of your overall health plan.

The systems in the body which are affected by the Bowen Technique include the circulatory, digestive, lymphatic, endocrine, immune and nervous systems. A Bowen treatment puts your body into parasympathetic relaxation. This helps to re-set the body and address imbalances before they become symptomatic.

During chronic illness there can be many secondary effects due to the illness or to the medication used to treat the illness.

In diabetes well known secondary effects include tingling or numbness in hands and feet (diabetic neuropathy), eye symptoms (ruptured blood vessels), damage to internal organs and poor healing of cuts or wounds (due to a decrease in circulation). Regular Bowen treatments can help to keep your tissues healthy and improve circulation. Bowen can also help with scarring or hardening of the skin due to frequent injections.

So, in addition to incorporating a healthy diet and regular exercise into your diabetes management plan, consider adding Bowen to your health plan. Most diabetic patients come for Bowen weekly for 3 to 4 weeks (depending on their current level of symptoms) and then every 4 to 6 weeks to help keep their circulation and tissues at an optimum level.