What is Fibromyalgia?
What causes Fibromyalgia?
Due to lack of specific medical tests to diagnose Fibromyalgia, the real cause of it is hard to specify. According to doctors, it can be a variety of factors operating together. These may include infections, physical or emotional trauma such as a car accident and even genetics.
Some researchers believe that repeated nerve stimulation causes the brains of people with Fibromyalgia to release an abnormal amount of neurotransmitters which are chemicals that signal pain. Also, the pain receptors in the brain seem to develop a memory of the pain, making a person suffering from Fibromyalgia more sensitive to any pain stimulus they might experience.
Nowadays, Fibromyalgia can be detected when a person complains of widespread pain without any other apparent reason, lasting for more than 3 months. Due to an absence of any lab tests to help identify the disease, doctors usually perform blood tests to rule out any other medical conditions that might have similar symptoms.
It is also found that the condition occurs more often in women than in men.
When to seek treatment for Fibromyalgia?
As with most pain conditions, earlier treatment allows for speedier relief from the pain.
Bowen Therapy for fibromyalgia consists of light moves, which works directly with the fascia (connective tissue that acts as an extension of the nerves) and nervous system. Signals sent via the nerves to the brain signal the body to go into a state of deep relaxation, and in this way may act to calm the overstimulation of the brain and the nervous system. As more people are trying Bowen Therapy to treat their fibromyalgia, it is gaining acceptance as an effective treatment method.
In a study at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill by Amy Norman, Bowen Therapy was rated at having an 80% effectiveness for fibromyalgia.
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What is Shoulder (Subacromial) Bursitis?
What Causes Shoulder (Subacromial) Bursitis?
An injury to the bursa in the shoulder can lead to Shoulder (Subacromial) Bursitis as can extensive use of the shoulder muscles. People who are in jobs doing overhead lifting of heavy objects and performing a lot of pulling are especially prone to this condition. The same can go for sports professionals involved in throwing or pitching. It is also believed that a slouching posture can increase the risk of being diagnosed with Shoulder (Subacromial) Bursitis.
When To Seek Treatment For Shoulder Bursitis?
When diagnosed with Shoulder (Subacromial) Bursitis, rest is recommended to allow the shoulder to heal. Bowen Therapy may help increase blood circulation to the bursa and surrounding structures to increase the rate of healing and speed up recovery, so that significantly less resting time is needed than if left untreated. Bowen Treatment for bursas can be very effective at reducing the pain,
As with most conditions, earlier treatment will facilitate a faster recovery and reduce the chance of re-occurance. Also, if the pain in a shoulder due to bursitis restricts the shoulder's movement for an extended period of time, this could then potentially lead to frozen shoulder. Without treatment and continuing the activity that is aggravating the bursa, the pain will likely get worse.
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Treatment for Frozen Shoulder in Geelong
What is Frozen Shoulder?
What Causes Frozen Shoulder?
Frozen Shoulder is found to occur in those who have had to restrict the movement of their arm for a long period of time either due to injury, pain, surgery like mastectomy or chronic health conditions such diabetes or a stroke. People between the ages of 40 to 70 years old are more prone to getting diagnosed with Frozen Shoulder and the condition affects postmenopausal women more than men.
When to Seek Treatment for Frozen Shoulder?
Bowen Therapy treatment can be very effective at reducing the pain experienced with frozen shoulder, improving the range of movement, and considerably shortening the recovery period. Bowen therapy works to release the layers of connective tissue (fascia) that are sticking together, causing the frozen shoulder, and improvement is usually experienced after the first session.
In a Study done on the effectiveness of Bowen Therapy on Frozen shoulder by the Clinical Nursing Practice Research Unit at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston (UK), the Median 'worst pain' pre-therapy score reduced from 7 (mean 7, range 1-10) to a median 'worst pain' score of 1 (mean 1.45, range 0-5) post-therapy. It was found that all participants of the trail experienced improvement in their daily activities, even those with a very longstanding history of frozen shoulder.
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