Ady Strickland, DCHM, FCHM
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Bowen Therapy is a hands-on structural treatment for pain that allows the body to reset itself back to its original blue print of perfect health. It addresses every system in the body, internal organ systems as well as the musculoskeletal structure.
Gentle movements over muscle, tendon insertions and connective tissue stimulate neurological impulses to the brain, these specific moves are then given time to process and send impulses to realign the body.
The carefully designed pattern of movements that are performed over the body are crucial to the Bowen technique achieving its holistic benefits, which result in a balancing not only on the structural level but also at the level of the individual's overall well being. Since there are no vigorous manipulations, the technique is safe to use on anyone from the newly born to the elderly.
Bowen achieves profound relief for a wide range of conditions, very often achieving these results in 3 - 6 treatments.
Functional Medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. It is an evolution that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, Functional Medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Functional Medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. In this way, Functional Medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.
A patient-centered approach refers to health care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient preferences, needs, and values, and that ensures that patient values guide all clinical decisions. Patient-centered care is the core of the therapeutic partnership; the relationship that forms between a patient and clinician that empowers the patient to take ownership of their own healing. The power of the therapeutic partnership comes from the idea that patients who are active participants in the development of their therapeutic plan feel more in control of their own well-being and are more likely to make sustained lifestyle changes to improve their health.