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How can Bowen Therapy provide relief for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Updated: May 4

What is it?

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is an illness that affects a person’s nervous system. It causes extreme fatigue that cannot be explained by any other medical condition. People who suffer from CFS are most likely to feel extremely tired, most of the time, even if you haven’t been active. Other symptoms may also be present.


The main feature of CFS is a type of exhaustion also known as ‘crash’ or ‘payback’. This means you could have flu-like symptoms after exercise and not have enough energy for daily activities. This includes abnormal exhaustion after any form of exertion, and a worsening of other symptoms.

Because CFS is a very complex, chronic illness and many other symptoms can occur. These include:

  • problems with thinking, concentrating, memory loss, vision, clumsiness, muscle twitching or tingling

  • disrupted sleep

  • pain or aches in the muscles, joints or head

  • a drop in blood pressure, feeling dizzy or pale

  • increased heart rate or shortness of breath with exertion or on standing

  • allergies or sensitivities

  • gastrointestinal changes

  • urinary problems

  • sore throat, tender lymph nodes and a flu-like feeling

  • marked weight change – extreme loss or gain

  • inability to cope with temperature changes.

A person’s symptoms can fluctuate over short periods of time, even from hour to hour.

How can Bowen Therapy help?

The gentle yet powerful Bowen moves send neurological impulses to the brain resulting in immediate responses of muscle relaxation and pain reduction. The moves create energy surges which are concentrated in specific areas of the body using "blockers" or "stoppers." These are released when you stand up.

Electrical impulses sent to the nervous system remind the body to regain normal movement in joints, muscles and tendons. This helps relieve muscle spasms and increase blood and lymph flow. Several of the moves are located along acupuncture meridians or on specific acupuncture points which are known to stimulate and balance the body’s energy.

Bowen Therapy improves lymphatic drainage, which helps to remove a build up of toxins in the body and enhances sleep patterns which will, in turn, allow your body more time for rest and repair.

Book online to start getting relief today!

Michelle x

Get Relief from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome with Bowen Therapy

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