MS (Multiple Sclerosis) is an inflammatory disease in which a substance called myelin, which protects the nerve fibres in the central nervous system, is damaged.
Your immune system, which normally helps to fight off infections, mistakes myelin for a foreign body and attacks it.
This damages the myelin and strips it off the nerve fibres, either partially or completely, leaving scars known as lesions or plaques.
MS typically affects young adults but the age of sufferers can range. It is more common in women than men and can be spotted by various signs.
A person with MS can suffer almost any neurological symptom or sign, including changes in sensation, muscle weakness and spasms, difficulties with moving, coordination and balance, problems in speech or swallowing, visual problems, fatigue, and bladder and bowel difficulties.
MS can make the smallest of tasks a huge struggle, severely affecting a sufferer’s quality of life.
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The Bowen Technique is a natural, drug-free, non-invasive, complementary therapy.
Rather than 'making' the body change, Bowen 'asks' the body to recognise the ailment and make the changes it requires.
During the 30-60 minute treatment, the Bowen practitioner makes small, rolling movements over muscles, tendons, ligaments and soft tissue at precise points on the body, using only the amount of pressure appropriate for that individual.
No hard-tissue manipulation or force is needed or used.
Between each set of moves, the body is allowed to rest for a few minutes, to allow it to absorb the information it has received and initiate the healing process.
You can read testimonials from MS sufferers who have had some wonderful results from Bowen here.
If you suffer from MS, or know somebody that does, see if Bowen could help you. Find a qualified Bowen practitioner near to you by visiting the Bowen website or call 0844 561 7173.