Bronze Medal Winner of a 2009 National Health Information AwardStop 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 discomfortSuggestions for stress- and pain-reducing home spa treatments Exercises for building core strength and enhancing sexual pleasure
Amy Stein is the founder and premier practitioner of Beyond Basics Physical Therapy in New York City, specializing in pelvic floor dysfunction, pelvic pain, and manual therapy for men, women, and children. A well-recognized expert in her field, she lectures nationwide and has been interviewed for NBC, the New York Daily News, and www.ourgyn.com. Amy is a contributor to the medical textbook Female Sexual Pain Disorders: Evaluation and Management, and she serves on the board of the International Pelvic Pain Society. She lives in New York City.
Part I. Healthy at the Core Chapter 1. The Pelvic Floor Chapter 2. The Healthy Pelvic Floor Chapter 3. When the Pelvic Floor Is Not Healthy Chapter 4. Sex Part II. The Program: Strengthening the Pelvic Floor Chapter 5. Your Pelvic Floor Chapter 6. Stretch and Drop: The Key Combination for Your Core Chapter 7. Strengthen and Tone the Muscles, Keep the Blood Flowing Chapter 8. Putting it All Together Chapter 9. Better Sex for More Years Part III. The Program: Relax Chapter 10. Letting Go Chapter 11. Manage Stress Part IV. The Program: Nutrition and Pampering for a Healthy Pelvic Floor Chapter 12. Foods That Can Harm Chapter 13. Foods That Can Help