Additional Bowen Research & Articles

Compiled by Anna Dicker

Kinnear H. & Baker, J., (2000). ‘Frozen Shoulder Research Programme’, UK. published on the internet only.

  • Biorac M, 2000, The effect of Bowen Therapy on Restless Leg Syndrome, Private research not published.
  • Carter, B., 2002, The effect of using Bowen therapy on the frozen shoulder. Accepted for publication in
  • Complementary Therapies in Medicine vol 9 no 4.
  • Pritchard, A.G, (1993),’ The Psychophysiological Effects of Bowen Therapy Therapy’, Swinburne University, Melbourne. Psychophysiology Major research Project.
  • Rayment, J., 1997, Reclaiming  a sense of wellbeing as a result of receiving Bowen Therapy. (A study of the effects of Bowen Therapy on chronic lower back pain.) Thesis for Master HSc Victoria University of Technology (unpublished).
  • Whitaker,J.A., Gilliam,P.P., Seba, D.B. (1997). ‘The Bowen Technique: a Gentle Hands-on Method That Affects the Autonomic Nervous System as Measured by Heart Rate Variability and Clinical Assessment’. Abstract presentation American Academy of Environmental Medicine 32nd Annual Conference La Jolla California.
  • Bowen Therapy National Migraine Research Program Oct 2001-April 2002 (review pending)
  • Amato, D., ‘Accelerated Healing Response’ (review pending)
  • Lambeth, B., ‘An Examination of the Bowen Bunion Treatment’ (review pending)
  • Sheedy, G., (2000) ‘Bowen Therapy as an alternate treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome’ (review pending)

Medline Literature Search

  • Victorian Government. Report of the Committee of Inquiry into Osteopathy, Naturopathy and Chiropractic. 1975
  • Russell, J,K., (1994), ‘Bodywork-The Art of Touch’, Nurse Practitioner Forum, 5:2, pp 85-90.
  • Stammers,G., (1996) ‘Bowen Therapeutic Technique’, Journal of Australian Traditional-Medicine Society, 2:3, 85-86
  • Rappaport, S., (1997), ‘Clinical Experiences of a Bowen Therapist’, Positive Health, 18, pp  62-64.
  • Whitaker,J.A., Gilliam,P.P., Seba,D.B. (1997). ‘The Bowen Technique: a Gentle Hands-on Method That Effects the -Autonomic Nervous System as Measured by Heart Rate Variability and Clinical Assessment’. Abstract presentation American Academy of Environmental Medicine 32nd Annual Conference La Jolla California
  • Whitaker, J.A., Marlowe, S.,(1998) ‘The Bowen Technique: A healing modality,     alleviates
  • Myofacial pain of Fibromyalgia and Balances the Dysfunctional changes of the Autonomic Nervous System as measured by clinical assessment and Heart Rate Variability’. Abstract presentation at MYOPAIN ‘98, Silvi Marina, Italy.
  • Nixon-Livy,M.J., (1999) ‘ Neurostructural integration Technique (Advanced Bowen Therapy)’, Positive Health, Aug 1999, 48-51
  • Figov, J., (1999) ‘Gentle Touch Bowen Therapy’ Positive Health. (44):47-9 1999 Sept
  • Lund, E., (1999) ‘Bowen and Lymphatic Drainage’, British Lymphology Society Newsletter, 24, pp 10-13.
  • Hodgson, K., (2000) ‘Bowen:simplicity in movement’ Physiotherapy Frontline. 6(19):22
  • Rousselot, P., (2000) ‘Bowen Technique’, Clinicians Complete reference to Complementary/Alternative Medicine, Mosby, Missouri, 371-380.
  • Carter, B., (2001) ‘A pilot study to evaluate the effectiveness of Bowen Technique in the management of clients with frozen shoulder’, Complementary Therapies in Medicine. 9(4):280-15
  • Dicker, A., (2001) ‘Using Bowen Therapy to improve staff health’ The Australian Journal of Holistic Nursing. 8(1):38-42.
  • Dicker, A., (2001) ‘Bowen Therapy’, Nursing Aust The Journal @ The New South Wales College of Nursing’, 2(3) 7
  • Carter, B., (2002) ‘Clients’ experience of frozen shoulder and its treatment with Bowen Technique’ Complementary Therapies in Nursing and Midwifery. 8(4):204-10
  • Akkermans, G., (2002) ‘Physio recommends Bowen for facial palsy, Physiotherapy Frontline. 8(10):30
  • Potter, R., (2002), ‘Evidence points to effectiveness of Bowen for frozen shoulder’ Physiotherapy Frontline. 8(7):16
  • Olafiminhan,K., Hall, S., (2002) ‘Bowen- moving blocked energy: Bowen is a gentle but highly effective technique for the treatment of many conditions’. Positive Health. (74):51-4 2002 Mar