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Pain Free for Women

Author : Pete Egoscue
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“Women today not only deserve but should expect a pain-free, active lifestyle, no matter their age, no matter their previous experience.” Pain Free for Women In his famed San Diego clinic, Pete Egoscue has taught women of all ages and from all walks of life how to use the Egoscue Method for safe, effective, and permanent relief from chronic pain without prescription painkillers, physical therapy, or invasive surgery. Now he shares his specially adapted “Pain Free” program for women to use at home. Whether you suffer from back or neck pain, joint discomfort or sore knees, or need more stamina, improved balance, and extra strength, here is a revolutionary and proven approach to self-care that promises optimal health through a simple set of exercises that will transform the way you move and feel — forever! Egoscue shows women how to take back their bodies by recovering and restoring a precious health asset — full, free, flexible motion — that he believes has been drastically reduced by our modern lifestyle. As Egoscue explains, motion not only develops a woman’s body but also maintains and rejuvenates it. Yet as her motion-deprived muscles disengage and weaken, it is common for a woman’s body to lose alignment, leading to repetitive stress injuries, persistent pain, and general bad health. Even the simplest activities — how she sits, stands, walks, works, lifts, and sleeps — can trigger problems. Focusing on proper alignment, posture, and muscle engagement, Egoscue provides simple but powerful techniques to restore flexibility and function while at the same time boosting energy, revving up the immune system, even raising the body’s metabolic rate. The remarkable “E-cises” included within have also been linked to improved ability to fight disease, cope with aging, and recover from accidents and injuries. The “miracle” cure Egoscue offers is, simply, correct motion. Organized by the seasons of a woman’s life, Pain Free for Women pays particular attention to age-specific concerns such as puberty, childbirth, and menopause, as well as special issues such as arthritis, PMS, and depression. At the same time, Egoscue shows how women can build a framework of healthy movement that will prevent illness and maintain pain-free good health throughout the journey of life. According to Egoscue, reversing the effects of poor musculoskeletal fitness provides astonishing benefits, including: •Better balance, posture, and breathing, as well as increased resiliency •Effective and safe weight management •Healthy bone density and visual acuity •Heightened sex drive •Delayed symptoms of aging •Peace of mind and general tranquility Extensively illustrated to demonstrate proper placement, posture, and movement, Pain Free for Women offers women of every age the possibility of feeling better than ever before.

Pain Free

Author : Pete Egoscue
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A celebrity physiologist shares his step-by-step methods for the natural relief of chronic pain throughout the body, with advice on relieving such ailments as sore knees, weak ankles, shin splints, back pain, and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Secret Suffering How Women s Sexual and Pelvic Pain Affects Their Relationships

Author : Susan Bilheimer
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Through classic, new, and emerging research, with statements from experts and interviews with Chronic Pelvic Pain (CPP) sufferers and their partners and spouses, Secret Suffering: How Women's Sexual and Pelvic Pain Affects Their Relationships exposes and gives strong voice and compassionate understanding to this complex disorder. • 4 figures

Pain in Women

Author : May L. Chin
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This book addresses the current understanding of mechanisms related to sex differences, and the clinical management of common acute and chronic painful conditions in women, using up-to-date evidence-based information. The painful conditions discussed include those that are specific to female anatomy and physiology and conditions that have a higher female prevalence.

Health obstetric outcomes and reproduction in women with vulvar pain or primary fear of childbirth

Author : Louise Möller
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Fear of childbirth (FOC) is common and affects approximately 5-20 % of all pregnant women. FOC is associated with giving birth by caesarean section on maternal request (CSMR). The rate of caesarean sections (CS) and CSMR has increased during the last decades. To decrease these women’s fear, the rate of CSMR and to promote a more positive birth experience, many treatments for FOC have been evaluated. In Sweden, the treatment is individualized and given by obstetricians, midwives, psychologists or psychotherapists in the specialist care. Women with FOC suffer more often from psychiatric illness and rate their general health as less good, which is important to consider when counselling these women and deciding on mode of delivery. Little is known about the long term obstetric and reproductive outcomes for women with FOC. Therefore, the aim of the studies on which this thesis is based was to compare psychiatric care before and after childbirth in women giving birth by CSMR to women giving birth by other modes of delivery and to follow the subsequent obstetric and reproductive outcomes in women receiving counselling for FOC in their first childbirth. Furthermore, we hypothesized that women with localized provoked vulvodynia (LPV) and/or vaginismus might fear vaginal childbirth and little is known about their reproduction and obstetric outcomes which is why we investigated the parity and obstetric outcomes in women diagnosed with LPV/vaginismus before first childbirth. Based on data linked from several Swedish National registers, the prevalence of psychiatric in- and outpatient care before (paper I) and after first childbirth (paper II) was compared in primiparae giving birth by CSMR to primiparae giving birth by other modes of delivery. The prevalence of psychiatric disorders was found to be significantly higher in women giving birth by CSMR, indicating a severe burden of psychiatric illness in these women. In paper III, also based on data from several Swedish National registers, a diagnosis of LPV/vaginismus before childbirth was shown to decrease the odds of giving birth. When giving birth these women had an increased risk of CS, especially CSMR. This could possibly indicate FOC in these women. Further, women with vaginismus had an increased risk of pelvic floor injuries. Paper IV was a follow-up study of women who received counselling for FOC in their first pregnancy leading to parturition. It was based on data from medical records and a questionnaire. The women were followed 7-14 years after their first childbirth. Women treated for FOC more often gave birth by CS, rated their first birth experience as less positive and more often required counselling for FOC in their subsequent pregnancies compared to women without FOC in their first pregnancy. There were no significant differences in the rate of complications during pregnancy and childbirth compared to the other women. Women treated for FOC less often gave birth more than twice. Despite being given counselling and being exposed to childbirth almost one in five women felt fearful towards childbirth 7-14 years after the first childbirth. In conclusion, women with FOC are a vulnerable group suffering from a significant burden of psychiatric illness. FOC is not easily treated; many women require counselling in subsequent pregnancies and many still fear childbirth after the childbearing years. Furthermore, LPV/vaginismus is a risk factor for giving birth by CSMR, possibly indicating FOC, and these women are less likely to give birth. Our study shows it is important not only to address sexual function in these women but reproductive function as well. Further studies are needed to establish how to optimize their care regarding fertility, antenatal, obstetric and post-partum care.

Compact Clinical Guide to Women s Pain Management

Author : Yvonne D'Arcy, MS, APN-C, CNS, FAANP
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"This wonderful and insightful book is an excellent resource for providers caring for women experiencing pain. This group of patients is considered a vulnerable population that is often faced with issues of power imbalance and lack of understanding from the healthcare professionals charged with providing them assistance. This unique book is an excellent resource for all primary care providers and pain management providers... Weighted Numerical Score: 99 - 5 Stars!" Kathleen Woodruff Doody's Medical Reviews ìThe care provided to women in pain unfortunately often adds to the suffering rather than relieving it. This clinical resource describes instead the evidence-based approach to womenís pain that offers optimum relief as well as a compassionate responseÖ Congratulations to Yvonne for creation of this resource, which will serve as an excellent tool for clinicians dedicated to pain relief for women. ì -Betty Ferrell, PhD, MA, FAAN, FPCN, CHPN Professor and Research Scientist City of Hope, Duarte, California Recent research studies have indicated that there is a difference between the pain experienced by men and that experienced by women. This is the only clinical reference specifically geared to management of all commonly presented pain conditions particular to women. It is written by an NP Pain Management Specialist for nurses in all settings, and provides evidence-based guidelines for treating womenís pain as a unique entity. Concise and portable, the guide delivers key information and helpful pain strategies that will support individualized pain management approaches and help to improve pain management outcomes. The guide provides quick access to nursing guidelines for treatment of pain due to fibromyalgia, TMJ pain, phantom breast pain, postmastectomy pain syndrome, menstrually related migraine headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, interstitial cystitis, and STD-related and pelvic pain. Pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment options, current information from national guidelines (including using a combination of pain management scales for optimal pain assessment and management), along with regional anesthesia techniques, patient-controlled analgesia, and epidural pain management are also included. In addition, the guide discusses options for managing extreme pain situations, how to screen and treat potential substance abusers, and the physiologic bases of gender-different pain responses. Each chapter features a section called ëNursing Considerationsí which focuses on interventions and techniques to improve outcomes. Of particular note is a section on managing pain in obese women who suffer from pelvic pain syndromes and fibromyalgia, among other types of pain. Key Features: Focuses on evidence-based clinical management of all commonly presented pain conditions particular to women Discusses pharmacologic and complementary pain management Addresses physiologic bases of gender-different pain responses Provides cutting edge information regarding pain in obese women and managing extreme pain situations Offers new information on opioid polymorphisms that guide understanding of why pain medication is sometimes less effective than expected

Pain in Women

Author : Allison Bailey
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Pain is a complex experience, influenced by many variables. There is currently growing interest in the influence of sex and gender on the experience of pain. The fact that there are sex differences in pain and analgesia is now a well-recognized phenomenon within the field of pain medicine. However, the specific mechanisms underlying these differences remain somewhat poorly understood. Traditionally, these sex differences in pain experience have been attributed largely to psychological, behavioral and socio-cultural variables - in particular, a perceived greater willingness on the part of women to report painful symptoms and seek medical attention. Although psychosocial factors do influence pain perception, there is now substantial evidence to support a strong role for hormonal factors mediating sex differences in pain modulation. In Pain in Women: A Clinical Guide, a renowned group of experts in pain medicine breaks new ground in the field by synthesizing and elucidating the range of biological and neurohormonal factors underlying these conditions and clarifying potential treatment options based on these factors. The initial section of this unique title introduces the topic of pain in women and its importance and then goes on to describe hormonal and myofascial considerations in this patient population. The second section addresses specific pain disorders common in women and the various treatment options for these, including rehabilitative and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments. The third and final section covers the specific populations of the pregnant/postpartum woman, issues related to breast cancer, the female athlete, menopausal considerations and the role of physical therapy in women’s health. Timely and state-of-the-art, Pain in Women: A Clinical Guide is an important new reference that fills a significant need in the developing area of pain medicine.

Pain Free Childbirth

Author : Nissa Andrews
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It's true; I've had 4 babies naturally without pain and not one tear-four pregnancies without morning sickness and complications. I've had four wonderful postpartum experiences. The great news is that this same experience is available to every woman through Jesus.Before I became pregnant with my first, I had a preconceived notion that labor pretty much sucks. The world says it's going to be awful and extremely painful. Writhing in pain and begging for drugs is what friends, family, movies, and social media tell us. I heard it all and believed that was the way it's supposed to be.This book's purpose is to take you through my journey of breaking free from the world system of what birthing looks like and exchange it for the Kingdom, His righteousness, and what God intended for all women to experience. This book has scriptures that will open your eyes to blessings you may have never realized are yours to receive. Many people have said to me that I'm either lying or have a special superhuman gift. The truth is, I do have a special superhuman gift, and His name is Jesus! If you have Jesus, I am no different than you. We have the same supernatural abilities and anointing, for we have the same anointed one in us. If you do not know Jesus yet, I pray that my testimony will open your heart to seek Him and find the truth.

Pain and Prejudice

Author : Gabrielle Jackson
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An incredibly important and powerful look at how our culture treats the pain and suffering of women in medical and social contexts. A polemic on the state of women's health and healthcare. One in ten women worldwide have endometriosis, yet it is funded at 5% of the rate of diabetes; women are half as likely to be treated for a heart attack as men and twice as likely to die six months after discharge; over half of women who are eventually diagnosed with an autoimmune disease will be told they are hypochondriacs or have a mental illness. These are just a few of the shocking statistics explored in this book. Fourteen years after being diagnosed with endometriosis, Gabrielle Jackson couldn't believe how little had changed in the treatment and knowledge of the disease. In 2015, her personal story kick-started a worldwide investigation into the disease by the Guardian; thousands of women got in touch to tell their own stories and many more read and shared the material. What began as one issue led Jackson to explore how women - historically and through to the present day - are under-served by the systems that should keep them happy, healthy and informed about their bodies. Pain and Prejudice is a vital testament to how social taboos and medical ignorance keep women sick and in anguish. The stark reality is that women's pain is not taken as seriously as men's. Women are more likely to be disbelieved and denied treatment than men, even though women are far more likely to be suffering from chronic pain. In a potent blend of polemic and memoir, Jackson confronts the private concerns and questions women face regarding their health and medical treatment. Pain and Prejudice, finally, explains how we got here, and where we need to go next.

7 Steps to Pain Free Sex

Author : Claudia Amherd
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This book was written for you, if you experience vaginal tightness or suffer from vaginismus, vulvodynia, sexual pain after giving birth, vaginal stenosis after radiation of the pelvis, pain after gynaecological surgery and other conditions concerning chronic pelvic pain. The main part of this book is an easy to follow program to overcome these conditions. In 7 simple steps you will learn how to overcome successful sexual pain, vaginismus or chronic pelvic pain using empowering exercises. You'll learn how you activate, train and relax the pelvic floor, the muscles that surround your vagina. You’ll learn a short but effective relaxation technique, the progressive muscle relaxation. After these steps you will learn how you insert your finger or a medical dilator without pain or a burning sensation. Yes, it takes time, practice, and effort. If you want to get results using this programme, you will have to do something. You will have to take action. But if you are willing to follow these 7 simple Steps of the author's programme - and don’t give up when you run into challenges or setbacks - you will be amazed by the results, just like so many women who’ve followed this program have been.