Heal Pelvic Pain: The Proven Stretching, Strengthening, and Nutrition Program for Relieving Pain, Incontinence,& I.B.S, and Other Symptoms Without

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McGraw Hill Professional, Aug 31, 2008 - Health & Fitness - 256 pages
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Bronze Medal Winner of a 2009 National Health Information Award

Stop your pelvic pain . . . naturally!

If you suffer from an agonizing and emotionally stressful pelvic floor disorder, including pelvic pain, irritable bowel syndrome, endometriosis, prostatitis, incontinence, or discomfort during sex, urination, or bowel movements, it's time to alleviate your symptoms and start healing--without drugs or surgery. Natural cures, in the form of exercise, nutrition, massage, and self-care therapy, focus on the underlying cause of your pain, heal your condition, and stop your pain forever.

The life-changing plan in this book gets to the root of your disorder with:

  • A stretching, muscle-strengthening, and massage program you can do at home
  • Guidelines on foods that will ease your discomfort
  • Suggestions for stress- and pain-reducing home spa treatments
  • Exercises for building core strength and enhancing sexual pleasure
 

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This book has helped me tremendously and I would recommend it to anyone suffering from chronic pelvic pain.
This book outlines step-by-step how to deal with this debilitating condition. While the
book "Headache in the Pelvis" is also a valuable resource, it is not a "how-to" book and its authors state as much multiple times.
That's why I would recommend this book first for someone who wants to become empowered to overcome this condition.
 

Contents

Chapter 1 At the Bodys Core
1
Chapter 2 When the Pelvic Floor is Not Healthy
13
Chapter 3 End the Pain
28
Chapter 4 Strengthen the Muscles
68
Chapter 5 Give Yourself a Massage
88
Chapter 6 Eat Right for a Healthy Pelvic Floor
100
Chapter 7 Relax and Take Care of Yourself
113
Chapter 8 Better Sex for More Years
126
Chapter 10 Pelvic Floor Disorder in Children
145
Chapter 11 For Men Only
153
Chapter 12 The Natural Way to Heal Pelvic Pain
157
Disorders of the Pelvic Floor Signs and Symptoms Consequences and Causes
163
Resources
179
What Patients Say
182
References
193
Index
197

Chapter 9 Pregnancy Labor and Postdelivery
134

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About the author (2008)

Amy Stein, M.P.T., is a physical therapist and founder of Beyond Basics Physical Therapy. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the International Pelvic Pain Society.

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