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03 Aug

What is Bowen Therapy? Vitamin C Versus The Winter Flu Virus Part B

 

 

We’ve all heard how Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) can help you through colds and flu, but is this true? How does Vitamin C even work? Well, there’s no doubt Vitamin C is important to the body – a deficiency will leave you with Scurvy no less, which is the result of body not being able to manufacture collagen. However a low Vitamin C intake has been shown to increase the rates of cardiovascular disease, hypertension and a decreased life expectancy.For daily body function, Vitamin C prevents iron compounds becoming non-soluble, maximising the amount of iron you’ve ingested being used by the body rather than being excreted in an unusable form.

Vitamin C is also found at very high level in white blood cells – and this is where it’s importance to fighting infection appears to lie. The immune cells specifically store ascorbic acid, and once they are activated by a virus or bacteria, they consume this stored Vitamin C at a very high rate. As a result, an infection will quickly leave the body short of Vitamin C and this is why ingesting high doses of the vitamin during an infection can be beneficial. In fact the body’s consumption rate of Vitamin C during illness may actually prevent you from over-saturating with this vitamin – but only while you are ill.The United States National Academy of Science recommend a daily intake of 75-90mg per day, however they contend a dose of 2000mg per day can be tolerated by the body. Saturating the body with Vitamin C will result in diarrhoea, which is considered by proponents of orthomolecular medicine as the required marker for the body reaching it’s actual Vitamin C requirements – although the latter has not been clinically proven.

What is Bowen Therapy?

The Gentle Healing Technique

Bowen Therapeutic Technique (Bowen Therapy) is a dynamic system of muscle and connective tissue therapy that encourages the body to right itself. This technique involves a gentle roll over the muscle. By using a set system of these small moves from the base of the neck to the tips of the toes, the therapist stimulates the body’s innate healing system to realign and re-balance.

Bowen Therapeutic Technique (Bowen Therapy) is completely safe for the newborn baby to the frail and elderly. It is gentle, fast and an effective way to treat health concerns from sporting injuries to pain, stress and discomfort. Bowen Therapy stimulates the patient’s musculoskeletal system into realigning itself.

The beauty of Bowen Therapy is that it will not interfere and works well with all medication and/or dietary supplements and is gentle but powerful. A treatment takes about one hour.

Celebrating 20 years of Bowen Therapy in Townsville Queensland Australia

Over the last 20 years Setter’s Health Centre has continually offered Bowen Therapy to the beautiful city of Townsville in Queensland, Australia. At the end of November 2011, I celebrated 20 years as a Bowen Therapist operating in this wonderful city. I would like to thank all of you who have walked though my door over the last 20 years and allowed me to help you through some very trying times in your lives. It has been a wonderful journey to be your Bowen Therapist and to watch as you have recovered from your injuries through Bowen Therapy.

Benjamin Setter

Practice Founder

What is Bowen Therapy? Vitamin C Versus The Winter Flu Virus Part B

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