The Bowen Technique has been recognised by the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). This is a major step forward in the recognition of Bowen as an acceptable complement to conventional medical treatment. Bowen is one of only a small number of therapies so far recognised by CNHC.
The CNHC was set up by the Department of Health with full government backing. It provides assurance to the public, health insurance companies, doctors and other health professionals that the Registered Practitioner has met all recognised standards for safe practice. Registration with CNHC is seen as the ‘gold standard’ for complementary health practitioners.
Melinda and Neil Beaufoy, members of the Bowen Therapists European Register, the largest association of qualified Bowen therapists, are now also registered with the CNHC. They have become one of the first in the country to achieve a new national standard of excellence for their therapy. It means that they are at the forefront of a national strategy to provide a guarantee of standards and safety for the public, and to encourage complementary therapy to be available through the NHS.