Bowen Therapy Treatments For Multiple Sclerosis Relief
What Is Multiple Sclerosis (MS)?
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) affects the nerves in the brain and spinal cord. An over-active immune system attacks the protective layer over the nerves, these exposed nerves then cause a wide range of symptoms. MS sufferers then have problems with movement, balance and vision. Other symptoms can be extreme tiredness, bowel/bladder problems, numbness, muscle weakness/spasms/stiffness, pain and more.
There's three types of Multiple Sclerosis:
Relapsing Remitting MS
More than eight out of every ten people with MS are diagnosed with the relapsing remitting type of Multiple Sclerosis. Someone with Relapsing Remitting MS will often have flare-ups of symptoms, without any warning, lasting from a few days to a few months. Once the symptoms clear, the person will often find they don't get any further problems for several months.
Secondary Progressive MS
Most people with relapsing remitting MS will move onto Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis, after many years or decades, with around half developing secondary progressive MS within 15 years. The risk of this happening increases the longer you have the condition. With Secondary Progressive MS you will find that symptoms gradually worsen as time goes on and some people will not fully recover in between their relapses.
Primary Progressive MS
Primary Progressive is the least common form of Multiple Sclerosis, with it affecting only one in ten people who are afflicted by the condition. This type of MS will leave people with symptoms that gradually get worse over time with no periods of remission. Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis doesn't affect people with relapsing remitting MS.
How Can Bowen Help MS?
The Bowen Therapy is proven to help common symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis, including pain, muscle problems, fatigue, bowel/bladder problems, etc. which can affect all MS sufferers not just those who are incapacitated.
A lower back Bowen treatment can help with both bladder and bowel incontinence, common in those who have the relapsing-remitting form of MS, it does this by reducing frequency and urges. The frequent need to urinate means you can wake up several times in the night affecting your sleep pattern, which is essential for repair.
Bowen can be very helpful whilst your Multiple Sclerosis is causing pain and periods of disability as in the relapsing-remitting form of the disease. Exposed nerves cause confused signals to be sent to the part of the body that isn't working. The Bowen treatment can have positive effects on the nervous system, putting it back on as even a keel as possible quicker than if the body was left to it's own devices.
The Bowen Technique is known to help boost the immune system in people who are prone to frequent colds and illness. The leading theory about the cause of MS is that it is an autoimmune disease. So Bowen may well help the body to bring more balance to an over active immune system and thereby cut down the frequency, potency or damage of MS attacks.