Research on the Niek Brouw Method

Voice and Body Research

Niek Brouw has conducted research on behalf of the Dutch Ministry of Wellbeing, Health and Culture into the relationship between posture and range of vocal expression. In his book ‘Voice and Body’ (Stem en Lichaam) he describes this relationship. He demonstrates that exercises that are not specifically designed to build the singers technique, when practised can vastly improve the quality of the voice and vocal expression. Singers who were coached in the practice of these exercises were full of praise for the resulting improvement in voice production.

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Research into the influence of the antenatal period on a persons life

In his book, Verbergen Doet Alleen Een Dief (Only a thief conceals things), Niek Brouw describes the foundation for future life established in the uterus.

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Growing evidence is being furnished by other researchers to support his findings. The documentary ‘In Utero’, is recommended as a worthwhile film on this subject.

Anna Verwaal has held a TEDX talk about the impact of the prenatal period on the rest of a man’s life: “From womb to world. The journey that shapes our life.

Research into the unique treatment of disease for unique people

One aspect of the Niek Brouw method is the search for individual treatment that targets the mechanism causing a particular persons illness. More and more researchers are now focusing on individual treatment rather than on the more general ‘broad spectrum’ medication or therapy, because the results are beter. Although not the same as ‘finding the way back to the origin of the complaint’ this development is encouraging.

The Netherlands Cancer Institute, The Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital is currently working on ‘Individual treatment for every cancer patient’ with the Hartwig Medical Foundation, a recently established Dutch entity that aims at improving patient care by systematic genomic analyses.

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The influence of external stimuli on health

In his book ‘Liefde Agressie Depressie’ (Love, Aggression, Depression) Niek Brouw describes the largely unnatural effect external stimuli have on people. The consequences for health and wellbeing of such stimuli and how to deal with them.

Some research reflects these findings, for example The National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth University en University Of Exeter, have shown that watching fish in an aquarium can lower blood pressure and improve your mood.

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Research into the effectiveness of ‘Muscular Chains’ (‘Chaines musculaires’) therapy

Niek brouw collaborated with Godelieve Denys-Struyf to develop ‘Muscular Chain’ therapy for the treatment of physical problems.

Research has show that using this therapy to treat lower back pain, works better than conventional physiotherapy.

The conclusion drawn by research into the ‘Effectiveness of the Physical Therapy Godelive Denys-Struyf Method for Nonspecific Low Back Pain: Primary Care Randomized Control Trial’ states:

Treatment of nonspecific LBP using the GDS method provides greater improvements in the midterm (6 months) in terms of the pain, functional ability, and quality of life perceived by patients than the conventional treatment based administered in primary care.

Click here to read the abstract. You can register on the Medscape website to read the complete text of ‘Effectiveness of the Physical Therapy Godelive Denys-Struyf Method for Nonspecific Low Back Pain: Primary Care Randomized Control Trial’.

Research into cell-memory

Niek Brouw has demonstrated with his method, that finding the origin of the complaint leads to successful treatment. He and the therapists using his method, have helped thousands of patients. Experience has shown that it is essential for the patients to renew their cell-memory step by step. Niek Brouw has written; ‘trauma remains present in all cells for an extensive period’. Here also, he was ahead of his time.

Midwife Beatrijs Smulders, currently writing her latest book ‘De vagina is mijn kantoor’ (‘The Vagina is my Office’) has said in an interview in the Volkskrant Magazine 18th of June 2016 “The vagina is a very sensitive organ with the memory of an elephant”.

Another example of interest in cell-memory: Internist Mihai Netea received €2,5 million to further research his initial observation that “the innate immune system has a memory”. To read more, click here