Alexander Technique is regarded to be a helpful adjunct to traditional medical treatment regimens and not as a substitute.
Alexander Technique has also been known to help performers with getting past the plateau effect (despite trying, no improvement), performance anxiety, getting beyond a supposed "lack of talent" and to sharpen discrimination and descriptive ability.
Alexander Technique may not be effective for everyone.
The Alexander Technique is a way of working for the self-prevention of unhelpful or harmful habits that interfere with the mental and physical conditions best-suited for the health and functioning of the "self" as a whole.
The various teaching methods used to teach the Technique (which include hands-on guidance by the teacher) are also sometimes referred to as the Alexander Technique.
The Alexander Technique is usually learned from individual lessons with a teacher using specialized hand contact and verbal instructions.
The Alexander Technique is considered to be an educational technique taught to be practiced by the student on their own, rather than a curative treatment regimen of the client/patient relationship.
Some regard the Alexander Technique as a first-hand experience of the reality of body/mind unity.
Additionally, those who practice it often report that Alexander Technique gives them an enhanced ability to clarify their thinking, gain objectivity about themselves and free themselves from unintentional self-imposed limitations.
Practicing Alexander Technique cannot affect structural deformities (such as arthritis or other bone problems), or other diseases, (such as Parkinson's, etc. )
In these cases, Alexander Technique can only mitigate how the person compensates for these difficulties, which can be significant for them.
The effectiveness of the Alexander Technique has not been thoroughly verified in peer-reviewed scientific journals.