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Bowen Unravelled: Fascial Understanding of the Bowen Technique

For Bowen technique therapists and any bodywork practitioners interested in using a gentle, nonintrusive pain-relief therapy, this book draws on myofascia and connective tissue dissection to explain how the Bowen technique initiates a body-wide signaling mechanism to start the process of healing and restore normal function.

With more than 100 full-color images, this useful guide helps manual therapists understand how the Bowen technique can help people with back pain, neck pain, headaches, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, respiratory problems, hay fever, high blood pressure, kidney problems, arthritis, and knee pain. >> Order now

The Meaning Response: Manipulating the clinical environment to maximize outcomes

Research by Moerman (2002), Walach and Jonas (2004), Newman (2009), and others exemplified how therapists use something called the meaning response to harness healing capabilities within their patients during treatments. However, more recently, Solle et al (2016) went deeper to help determine why the meaning response was so effective and long lasting in clinical practice.

Several studies on analgesia-related placebo research showed that patients have higher placebo responses in comparison to healthy participants, which may also last longer. They asserted that expectations played a key role in placebo analgesia. Further, these expectations could be induced via three central psychological mechanisms:

• Expectation induced via instructions
• Expectation induced via classical conditioning and
• Expectation induced via social learning.

Simply, these mechanisms are controlled by neurobiological structures and modulate pain perception resulting in pain relief by positive expectations.
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