Research dating back to the 1980s shows that the Alexander Technique can help with balance, breathing, chronic pain and backache. While the earlier studies were made working with limited resources, a number of high quality clinical trials have recently been carried out, including:
The objective of this study, published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) was to "determine the effectiveness of lessons in the Alexander technique, massage therapy, and advice from a doctor to take exercise (exercise prescription) along with nurse delivered behavioural counselling for patients with chronic or recurrent back pain."
One to one lessons in the Alexander Technique were shown to have long term benefits for patients with chronic lower back pain with lessons in the Alexander Technique still having a beneficial effect on pain and functioning after 12 months.
Here is the full BMJ report of the study.
Alternatively, watch the two BMJ videos below (12 minutes in total):
"The Alexander Technique makes a real difference to my often tense and busy life. Its thoughtful approach has made me calmer, improved my concentration and given me a clearer sense of my own well being. I am grateful for it."
Joan Bakewell, TV presenter and journalist
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