Bowen therapy to help with bedwetting
Anyone who has kids will be familiar with bedwetting!
It can be very a very disruptive and traumatic stage for a family to go through. Lack of sleep, extra washing and feeling like a ‘baby’ are no fun for anyone. On the blog today, I am sharing with you what worked for our family – it was painless, easy, quick and fuss free!
Both of my children toilet trained themselves relatively easily. I was pretty laid back about the whole thing and let nature take its course. However, night time seemed to be taking a lot longer. I wasn’t too worried, having read that children become dry at night when they are ready. Both of them were very heavy sleepers, so that didn’t help. They just wore nappies and later pullups to bed.
No stress. However, as they reached Year One at school (6 years of age), I started wondering if I should be investigating it further, as sleep-overs were becoming a possibility.
Initially, the doctor recommended nasal spray (chemicals? no thanks) or an alarm which would wake everyone in the house up (what? well, that sounded like so much fun). So, I procrastinated. Until one day I was at my bowen therapist getting my back sorted and noticed a poster on her wall mentioning bedwetting! Well, I thought, lets give this a go – it’s natural, can’t hurt or harm and it’s affordable. So, we booked our son in and had a few treatments over a couple of weeks.
Suzanne also suggested some other things that we try in conjunction with the treatment.
*no stress surrounding the bedwetting (well, that was us anyway, we didn’t make a big drama about it or make the kids feel bad)
*rule out any psychological issues (no traumas or big changes were happening at the time)
*cut out apples and apple juice (aha! our son loved apples, still does – the acid found in apples and apple juice can irritate the bladder)
*a healthy diet (check)
*only water as fluids after lunch time, limit milk and juice and avoid soft drinks and cordials altogether (check)
So, we combined all these ideas and a few Bowen treatments over a couple of weeks. Our son was dry at night within a week of the treatment finishing! He had the odd accident in the next few months, but then it settled down to very infrequently (when he was sick). I was pleasantly surprised and amazed.
When our daughter reached age six, we decided to once again try the Bowen therapy (backed up with the other advice) and hey, presto, it worked again!!
Now, I tell anyone who will listen about this fabulous treatment! No chemicals or alarms required.
What is Bowen therapy?
Bowen is a very gentle type of body work, an alternative to chiropractic or physiotherapy work. It was developed in the 1950s by the late Tom Bowen in Geelong, Australia. It’s an all over approach that allows the body to move back to its original state of well-being. Read more here.
Our whole family prefer using bowen for any injuries or ailments because it is so gentle and pain-free. It can be used on a wide range of health problems. It is really important to find an experienced, fully qualified practitioner. You can find a qualified Bowen therapist here.
If you are in the Central Queensland or Gold Coast area, I can highly recommend Suzanne McTier-Browne. Suzanne has been our Bowen therapist for years!