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Old 02-19-2012, 03:36 AM
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Have any of you had any experience with Bowenwork?
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Old 02-19-2012, 05:19 AM
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I personally have had no experience with it but I use these guidlines as warnings to help me decide if it is a quack practice or not.

1. Is the product or practice promoted as a “Major Breakthrough,” “Revolutionary,” “Magic,” or “Miraculous”?

According to Bowtech it's "dynamic".
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The Bowen Technique (also known as Bowtech - the Original Bowen Technique and Bowenwork) is a dynamic system
2. Do the promotions try to simply elicit an emotional reaction rather than present clear information to help you make an informed decision about the product?
I think they do just by using words like "tremendous" and "dynamic".

3. Is only anecdotal or testimonial evidence used to support claims of effectiveness?
No but they do devote a whole page to testimonials.

4. Are claims made about scientific support without giving specific details?

They are. There is a whole page of "research" but they are either from organizations that reperesent bowenworks, Their "case study" is no more than a testament & the only research they claim is "peer reviewed" was reviewed by the holistic nurses assoc. (not recognized by science) and was completely based on very relative perceptions that can not be measured (how do you feel on a scale of 1-10?). also, the amount of people tested was so small that I don't think it is very significant in the first place. Also, no statistics are given on the site itself. The only stats I saw was in this one "peer reviewed" test telling how many people said what. As well, you can buy their "research" for only $25. That's always another red flag. I guess that makes question 3 a "yes".

5. Is the information about the therapy or product being provided by a professional lacking in the proper credentials?
They all claim to be professionally trained in bowtech but I saw no claims of anyone having a medical background.

Warning Signs of Quackery and Fraud

The few pages I've browsed through I noticed a few contradictions to what I've learned about human physiology. Also, in all the pages of their site they avoid telling you what kind of moves they are. Is it massage, is it manipulation or is it energy healing? They are extremely vague (another red flag IMO)
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