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Kathy Eow

Freelance writer

My travel, culture and health writing has been published in local news network Seacoast Media Group, Paste and Curve magazine.

Gentle touches, powerful results

KENNEBUNK, Maine - In a quiet office tucked away on Port Road in Kennebunk, the gentle technique of Bowenwork is having a strong impact.It is here where clients come to Bowen practitioner Ainslee Farrington with an array of ailments - back pain, neuropathy in the feet, stress - and leave with some sense of relief after their session.It might sound like they received massage or energy therapy but Bowenwork is neither.
3 Ways to Manage Your Mental Health While Traveling

This article is not meant to diagnose or provide medical advice-that responsibility lies with physicians. The author is not a licensed medical professional. Your flights are booked. Your camera, journal and passport are packed. You've received all the recommended vaccines. You think you're ready for your gap year abroad or tropical vacation.
Doctor's office on wheels

This is the last of a three-part series on health care and minority communities in the Seacoast. At the edge of the parking lot in front of the train station in Dover, Marge idled quietly as she waited for the trickle of patients who would soon arrive seeking medical care.
Talking health care, in different languages

This is the second of a three-part series on health care and minority communities in the Seacoast. Ten years ago, Ronald Politton left his home in Bandung, Indonesia, to begin a new journey in an unknown American town called Somersworth.
'TRANSforming' health care

This is the first of a three-part series on health care and minority communities in the Seacoast.For many in the transgender community, finding and receiving quality health care can be an arduous process.There are a triad of factors to contend with when navigating the health care world: a lack of qualified providers in the Seacoast educated in transgender care, a complicated health insurance system and no federal or statewide legal protection against gender identity discrimination.The gap in
Catch a wave and a cure

Through the ages, humans have looked to the sea for a cure for nearly everything, from tuberculosis to heat stroke to stress. Indeed, the healing power of the ocean is so profound that today, people living with post-traumatic stress disorder, autism spectrum disorder and addiction are turning to the ocean for therapy.Surfer and occupational therapist Carly Rogers is credited with translating the restorative benefits of the ocean into a formalized treatment.
Living 'big and loud' with Parkinson's

In speech pathologist Terri Walsh's Portsmouth office on a Thursday afternoon, a 71-year-old man is singing. Taking a deep breath, he exhales a loud "Ahh" and holds it for as long he can. After seven seconds, his resonant "Ahh" drops off as he runs out of energy."It's my weak point," he says of the abbreviated length.

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