More on epsom salts and Iodex

by Tamara G
(Vic, Australia)

If you cannot get to the Bowen practitioner, dissolve 2 table spoons of Epsom salts (magnesium sulphate) in warm water for 20min. If possible, do this every evening for 4 to 6 weeks.

The Iodex is to be applied on non-broken skin of the affected joint after the foot soak in epsom salts. You may be able to follow this up with Chris Reed, the head of the original Bowtech Bowen Association in Victoria, Australia (or he could get you in touch with someone in your country, who can assist you with obtaining it). It can be made at home or purchased complete through a practitioner or the association.

If the bunion(s) are painful and you are hoping to have treatment, it is a good idea to soak them a few weeks prior to starting Bowen Treatment as a means of reducing inflammation and increasing comfort (through the procedure). As flexibility and pain improves, consider using a toe divider to assist repositioning the toe.

The Bowen moves are fantastic. I am a newly recruited practitioner who practises the bunion methods and have been yielding good results (without the soaks), especially for my mother who is pleased. She can now extend her big toes without sharp pain. It is a good idea to get in touch with a Bowtech Bowen practitioner in your country and see how comforting it can be - might also help any other problems relating to this (my mum also had spurs).

Wishing you all the best.

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Jan 10, 2018
Bowen and Bath January 2018
by: Anonymous

I have just had my first Bowen treatment for my bunion. The Bowen treatment was about 45 minutes of various manipulations. That coupled with a nightly 20 minute warm soak in epsom salt followed by the rubbing of methyl salicylate index into the bunion and then covered with a sock for overnight. This is the treatment for three months and I hope to have my bunions dissolve and my big toe in the proper place.
My doctor did recommend to alter my diet so that I can be assured that the bunion does not return.

Oct 23, 2010
How Long?
by: Anonymous

Is it possible to get rid of bunions just using epsom salts and iodex? If yes, how long would this take?

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