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News Stress Facts September 2010


In 2006 nearly 14 million days were lost due to stress, depression and anxiety, according to Health and Safety Executive statistics Costing £530 million. 530,00 people sought medical advice for work related stress.

In 2007/2008 in Great Britain 27.6 million working days were lost due to stress.

In 2001/2002 BUPA records online say that "People suffering from work related stress, depression and anxiety took more than 5 weeks off work because of their complaint accounting for 13.4 million working days lost."

I dread to think what the statistics will be for 2011!

We need to manage our stress so that we don't burn out.

Are you good at saying "No"? Can you delegate that task to someone else?

When we are stressed the autonomic nervous system is out of kilter. This can manifest in being hyperactive; high blood pressure, or some people withdraw under stress and go into parasympathetic mode.

The parasympathetic system is responsible for stimulation of "rest-and-digest" activities that occur when the body is at rest. The sympathetic nervous system is responsible for stimulating activities associated with the fight-or-flight response.

The digestive, excretory, nervous, endocrine and immune systems can be affected when we are stressed. It may not manifest just as muscular tension. We can feel irritable, bad tempered, lack libido, feel out of balance, "out of sorts."

If one system in the body is affected they all get upset. The trauma of accidents, abuse, psychological shock, can often lead to experiencing exhaustion, low energy and depression.

The Bowen Technique unlocks the key, and starts the healing process again.

Embriology is laid down at the moment of conception.  The body can realign itself with the original ordering pattern and tries to realign itself to the original ordering matrix. However, sometimes the body can't realign itself. The body always is trying to express its health and vitality.

However, we don't always listen to our bodies. Animals and babies respond very quickly to Bowen. Sometimes our bodies don't process trauma. If we are very toxic we store toxins in the connective tissue in our fingers and feet (sending them as far away from the body as it can).

The vagus nerve is the main parasympathetic nerve that slows things down, our breathing, and our heart rate. It runs through the tragus, comes out of the jugular vein, the carotid sheath and goes to the heart, stomach, spleen, intestines and controls digestion. If the blood flow is restricted we can't think clearly, feel fuzzy, or may have pressure headaches.

The parasympathetic nerves run through the coccyx, rectum, kidney, bladder and colon.

The sympathetic system runs either side of the spinal chord and joins together at the coccyx.

John Wilks says, "The only way physiologically to be moved forward is to process through tissues in the body in the present time. You do a move, they get a reaction.... it ripples energy down the limbs."

So perhaps now you can understand how the Bowen Technique's TMJ (Temporal Mandibular Joint Procedure addressing the hypothalamus - starting off the chain reaction of hormones, the adrenals and the pituitary gland) can help stress.

The Vagus Nerve Procedure, Coccyx Procedure, Kidney procedure (addressing the adrenals and sympathetic chain) the Respiratory Procedure (addressing the immune system) and the Headache Procedure in The Bowen Technique CAN ALSO HELP STRESS!

So be stress wise and be stress free!

Elaine Rentsch said of The Bowen Technique, "The most God given powerful technique on the face of the earth today."

Call me now to make an appointment! Let your heart sing!

Diana Menzies-Smith

Practitioner of The Bowen Technique and Sports Bowen

"Every Body is Better with Bowen"


"Bowen is subtle and mystical".

"You give the body information and the body decides what it is going to do with it."

"It changed my life and changed a lot of other people's lives."

"It did for me what Doctors and physiotherapy could not do."

"So subtle, it works on so many layers."

"Dynamic, deeply relaxing."

"Very powerful, very effective."

"Very challenging, people have to rethink about their body and their life.Bowen permeates the body and makes people think about how their body should be."

"I do congratulate you, because it must be you and not the Doctors. I haven't had a single stomach bloating or cramp for 6 weeks."

"It is amazing".

Tel:01932 988828

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Yours sincerely,

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Diana Menzies-Smith
01932 988828

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