Bowen Therapy helps the body in many ways, one effect is deep sleep after treatment. I have the best sleep after my Bowen treatment and wake feeling energised and clear headed. Perhaps this can be linked to better functioning of our glymphatic system.
The glymphatic system is a recently discovered waste clearance system in the brain eliminating wastes from the central nervous system. It also helps brain-wide distribution of nutrients, growth factors, and substances to help regulate neurons.
The glymphatic system functions mainly during sleep and is largely disengaged during wakefulness. All animals need sleep, the brain must enter this state to enable elimination of potentially neurotoxic waste products.
Recent studies indicate glymphatic function is lowered in various diseases and might contribute to disease in neurodegenerative disorders, traumatic brain injury and stroke. Researchers say discovering new ways for enhancing and maintaining efficient brain waste clearance across the lifespan may in the future prove to be important for preventing cognitive decline and sustaining healthy aging.
Could it be that regular Bowen Therapy treatments over your lifespan, assisting the body to perform to the best of its ability and also enhancing good restorative sleep, be one of those strategies to help sustain healthy aging and prevent cognitive decline? It certainly appears to be possible.
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