I have had cfs for four years now. And at one stage i couldn't get out of bed, without pain and bow legs. My schoolfriend with cfs carries a cane around. I probably would have been at that stage but i found bowen technique. I couldn't stand massages or anything harder, especially chiropractory and their cracking moves. I felt such relief. And i have taken it up to study. The main areas which seem locked in with me and most others suffering long term problems are the diaphragm and the kidney area (liver gets targeted with the kidney move too). After releasing these, i feel amazing. It hasn't been a long term result. Other things like my hips have been though. Its an Australian therapy branching out internationally and works on triggering a muscle, which sends a message to the brain and back. The way i see it working is like an update system, hello - this area here hasn't been updated for three years, then the mind and body become connected to process that problem. I think its like most things in the cfs world, it helps but it alone isn't a cure. Great for muscle aches and pains though as its gentler than massage and great for people who are overly sensitive.