The May 2018 edition of Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice presents a qualitative study of the 2015 clinical trial of Alexander Technique and Acupuncture. While previous publications have dealt with the quantitative results, this study analyses the participants’ experiences and investigates how the modalities attained positive results.Read More
Articles on Alexander Technique in life - by Jeremy Woolhouse
Monthly blog articles by Jeremy Woolhouse. Alexander Technique for daily life, music performance, specialised activities, pain relief and management.
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Currently, Australians with private health insurance are (subject to the particulars of their policy) able to claim a rebate for Alexander Technique lessons. The Australian Federal Government has recently conducted a review of health fund inclusions. It intends to place restrictions on what modalities private health funds may rebate and proposes to exclude Alexander Technique from April 1st, 2019. The letter below is an appeal to the Minister for Health not to ignore the solid clinical support for Alexander Technique.Read More
There is a reaction known as “fight or flight” which is triggered when we perceive danger. It is very appropriate when there is danger which needs an immediate fight or flight as a response. This happens very rarely in modern society, the response is usually triggered by an emotional threat for which fight or flight as a response is inappropriate. The resulting tension can create a massive limitation to performance and may guarantee a result which we were aiming to avoid.Read More
A recent clinical trial published in The Annals of Internal Medicine has produced results concluding that Alexander Technique is effective in reducing pain for those with chronic neck pain. The report on the study doesn’t go into any depth on how exactly the process achieves these results. This article is intended to demystify somewhat just how Alexander Technique sessions have produced such an impressive result in the study.Read More
There are some very interesting considerations which are brought to light by the recent clinical trial on Alexander Technique. The study investigated chronic neck pain and proved the effectiveness of Alexander Technique and also acupuncture. This article examines the details of the study from an Alexander Technique teacher’s point of view.Read More
News Flash: New clinical trial supporting Alexander Technique’s effectiveness in reducing chronic neck pain is published.
On 2nd November 2016, The journal ‘Annals of Internal Medicine’ published a research entitled “Alexander Technique Lessons or Acupuncture Sessions for Persons With Chronic Neck Pain: A Randomised Trial”. The key findings show patients who attended Alexander Technique sessions had significant reductions in pain over the 12 month period.Read More
Whether there is an injury, high stress, a passing or chronic condition; the effects of pain on us can be most frustrating. The Technique offers a tool for managing pain, and is reported as one of the most effective practices for pain relief.Read More