If you, like me, have a child that suffers from asthma then you know how terrifying it is when your child has an asthma attack and can not breathe. It is extremely frustrating as a parent to watch your child struggling to breathe and not being able to do anything about it. I am sure just like me you have tried all kinds of different remedies and gained numerous second opinions from doctors.
After trying every remedy out there from acupuncture to herbs I was getting even more desperate when my little girl stopped responding to her inhalers. Her allergies were getting worse and she was constantly being dropped out of school. The hospital visits were regular and she was getting worse and worse.
In May 2009, we visited the Allergy show, held annually in London. This trip alone was a trek for the whole family as Shawna had been ill the days before. On perusing the stalls, we cam across a stand for the Bowen Technique. None of us had ever heard of this therapy before and we were understandably very skeptical. Neverheless we decided to give it a go.
On her first visit to the Bowen therapist, Shawna was just recovering from another bout of asthma and was feeling quite weak. Her wheezing was quite bad and she also had a cold. We watched as the therapist raised her and were both quite surprised as to how gentle and simple the moves were. The whole treatment lasted 20 minutes. At the end of it, to our amazement, Shawna jumped off the treatment table, grabbed her doll and started chasing her brother around the room. Her wheezing had stopped and she appeared to have regained color and strength.
We were told to book in for another treatment in a weeks time. The week following the 1st Bowen treatment, Shawna appeared back to her normal self. By the second treatment she was only using her inhaler once a day (normally at least 4 times a day) and he wheezing had not come back. One of the most amazing things about this technique is that Shawna was taught how to use a move called the 'Release Move'. This is one she uses on herself and is amazingly effective at releasing any tightness in her chest.
Overall, I have to say that we are very pleased with The Bowen Technique and I have since learned the Bowen Technique for Asthma to treat.