Why has more research on the Bowen Technique not been done?
One reason we heard is that everyone using Bowen, and each of their patients, knows it works so effectively that research seems hardly necessary!
However, this doesn’t make Bowen respectable. It takes time and funds to conduct research, and few practitioners of Bowen are ‘born’ researchers: they are therapists who like helping people get better.
But, gradually, research is being done on Bowen Technique. More details to follow, but here are some results.
Feb 2000 ECBS/Helen Kinnear
The Bowen Technique National Migraine Research Program
http://www.thebowentechnique.com/content/migraine.htm ‘In all, 31 participants experienced a positive result, representing 79.5% of participants - a very impressive response rate showing significant improvement. At the end of the program, 36 of the 39 volunteers said they would recommend Bowen as a treatment to a friend or colleague.’