A Headache in the Pelvis

A New Understanding and Treatment for Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndromes

A Headache in the Pelvis

Describes a landmark treatment for men and women with pelvic pain, and related symptoms.

A Headache in the Pelvis

The Wise-Anderson Protocol for Healing Pelvic Pain: The Definitive Edition

A Headache in the Pelvis

Based on the gold-standard nondrug, nonsurgical Wise-Anderson Protocol for treating chronic pelvic pain, A Headache in the Pelvis is the definitive resource for anyone suffering from pelvic pain. Pelvic pain afflicts millions of men and women and goes by many names, including pelvic floor dysfunction and prostatitis. David Wise, Ph.D., searched for relief for his pelvic pain for more than 20 years. After researching medical journals and performing outside-the-box self-experimentation, he found a way to resolve his symptoms. He then joined forces with Stanford urologist Dr. Rodney Anderson in the mid-1990s, and together they treated patients and did research on what is now called the Wise-Anderson Protocol. Often incorrectly diagnosed, debilitating, and disruptive, pelvic pain is correlated with psychological distress. Using a holistic treatment integrating physical therapy and meditative relaxation, this book guides you through understanding your pain, why conventional treatments haven't worked, and describes the details of the physical and behavioral protocol that can help to heal the painful pelvic floor. At last, this life-changing protocol offers hope and help to lead a pain-free life.

A Headache in the Pelvis

The Definitive Guide to Understanding and Treating Chronic Pelvic Pain

A Headache in the Pelvis

'A Headache in the Pelvis is a lamp in the dark human suffering of chronic pelvic pain. This book is a precious document that will help many people.' Psychologist David Wise lived for 22 years with agonising chronic pelvic pain (also known as prostatitis/CPPS). There was seemingly no cure, until he began to make the connection between his anxiety and his physical pain. He enlisted renowned NeuroUrologist Dr Rodney Anderson from Stanford University to develop a revolutionary new method for muscle relaxation. Amazingly, a third of their patients were able to stop taking drugs within six months of beginning their new daily, holistic muscle relaxation treatment. Sufferers of chronic pelvic pain are living a life of quiet desperation. For the first time, there is a solution that is helping patients empower themselves in their own healing and gain control over their chronic pain. Patients and medical practitioners across the US and UK have called this method 'life-changing'. This book is for patients who have tried everything to cure themselves of chronic pelvic pain and for the clinicians who want to work with their patients towards a long-term solution.

A Headache in the Pelvis

A New Understanding and Treatment for Prostatitis and Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndromes

A Headache in the Pelvis

A Headache in the Pelvis describes the Stanford Protocol, a new and revolutionary treatment for prostatitis and other chronic pelvic pain syndromes that was developed at Stanford University Medical Center in the department of Urology. The book describes the details of the Stanford Protocol.

Paradoxical Relaxation

The Theory and Practice of Dissolving Anxiety by Accepting It

Paradoxical Relaxation

This book describes the method of Paradoxical Relaxation, a method initially used and studied by researchers at Stanford University in the Department of Urology for the treatment of male and female chronic pelvic pain syndromes. This method has been one of the major components of the Wise-Anderson Protocol for pelvic pain, popularly known for many years as the Stanford Protocol. Paradoxical Relaxation was designed by David Wise to assist patients to profoundly relax, who were experiencing both pain and anxiety. The strength of the method of Paradoxical Relaxation is that it addresses the microphysical and psychological events that are obstacles to profound relaxation, especially for individuals who experience anxiety and physical distress. Enclosed with the Third Edition is a recorded lesson in Paradoxical Relaxation (in two versions) on CD.

Pain in the Offering

Pain in the Offering

'Pain in the Offering' is destined to encourage those who suffer chronic pain or illness. This is not another self-help manual with quick, easy steps to wellness. Yet, it is sure to lift the spirits of those who have had their fill of them. Each chapter is brief, inspiring and enjoyable. The reader can expect 'motivational talks' as opposed to a li.

The True Story of Sam

Some Things All Bicyclists Should Know

The True Story of Sam

I was an avid bicyclist and racer whose cycling career was abruptly terminated by PUDENDAL NEURALGIA and my life uprooted. Pudendal neuralgia (PN) is damage to the pudendal nerve which originates in the pelvis. Pain and suffering can be horrendous. Bicyclists are among the most vulnerable because of constant pressure placed on the nerve. I wrote this book primarily to HELP OTHERS AVOID PUDENDAL NEURALGIA WHICH CAN DESTROY THE QUALITY OF LIFE. My experience over a SIX-YEAR timeframe has taught me that few in the medical profession have any understanding of issues related to the pudendal nerve. The number of misdiagnosed or undiagnosed cases is large. It is my sincere belief that by telling readers lessons learned about protecting the nerve, I can help keep them from veering off course and going down a PN path.

Advanced Health Assessment of Women, Third Edition

Clinical Skills and Procedures

Advanced Health Assessment of Women, Third Edition

This is the only truly comprehensive advanced text for the assessment of women's health, written for such primary care providers as nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and certified nurses;midwives. It encompasses both foundational and cutting-edge physical and psychosocial information in a clear and concise outline format, and is unique in its presentation of more advanced techniques and procedures not addressed in standard graduate assessment texts. Keeping pace with the expanding scope of advanced practice, the third edition provides several completely new chapters authored by renowned specialists, expanded chapters, and updates. This includes new information on contraception, domestic violence, health history of special populations, lesbian health, evaluation of the pelvic floor, aging and menopause, bleeding irregularities, infertility, skin aesthetics, pelvic pain, and health guidelines. With an integrated approach to treatment, the authors delineate the expanded roles of advanced health care providers, including guidance for situations when a practitioner must decide whether to act independently, co-manage, consult, or refer. The authors provide in-depth descriptions enhanced by plentiful tables and figures of each assessment skill and technique along with its underlying rationale. Basic techniques are augmented by the inclusion of possible alterations for a particular procedure. On a continuum from simple to complex, the text is divided into 11 units that cover basic women's health assessment down to the cellular level, health history, prenatal assessment, investigative procedures including sonohysteroscopy and simple cystometrogram, and several chapters on specific women's health concerns. A special chapter on urinary incontinence includes diagnosis of bladder dysfunction. Sample assessment forms are integrated throughout, as are comprehensive lists of equipment required for each procedure along with information on patient preparation and follow-up. New to the Third Edition: Updated assessment guidelines New chapters on lesbian health, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, polycystic ovarian syndrome, skin aesthetics, and pelvic pain Information on new contraception devices New information on domestic violence, health history of special populations, and vaginal microscopy Cervical cancer screening, menopause assessment, and osteoporosis screening Expanded information on evaluation of the pelvic floor Expanded information on aging and menopause Updates on infertility and information on BRCA gene testing Key Features: Provides detailed descriptions of advanced assessment techniques enhanced with plentiful tables and figures Presents the rationale for all assessments and procedures Delineates clinical procedures on the leading edge of the expanded role of the advanced practice clinician Includes unique chapters about selection and insertion of the vaginal pessary, intrauterine insemination procedure, and donor insemination Covers such advanced skills as vulvar exam and biopsy, endometrial biopsy, acrochordonectomy, polypectomy, and colposcopy

The Complete Guide to Natural Healing

The Complete Guide to Natural Healing

Explains how to prevent and treat common illnesses with diet and nutrition, herbalism, homeopathy, Chinese medicine, massage, and exercise

Chronic Pelvic Pain and Dysfunction - E-Book

Practical Physical Medicine

Chronic Pelvic Pain and Dysfunction - E-Book

Edited by Leon Chaitow and Ruth Lovegrove, this clearly written and fully illustrated multi-contributor volume offers practical, comprehensive coverage of the subject area accompanied by a range of video clips. Covering all aspects of current diagnosis and management, this new book is suitable for physiotherapists, osteopathic physicians and osteopaths, medical pain specialists, urologists, urogynaecologists, chiropractors, manual therapists, acupuncturists, massage therapists and naturopaths worldwide. Offers practical, validated, and clinically relevant information to all practitioners and therapists working in the field Edited by two acknowledged experts in the field of pelvic pain to complement each other’s approach and understanding of the disorders involved Carefully prepared by a global team of clinically active and research oriented contributors to provide helpful and clinically relevant information Abundant use of pull-out boxes, line artwork, photographs and tables facilitates ease of understanding Contains an abundance of clinical cases to ensure full understanding of the topics explored Focuses on the need for an integrated approach to patient care Includes an appendix based on recent European Guidelines regarding the nature of the condition(s) and of the multiple aetiological and therapeutic models associated with them Includes a bonus website presenting film clips of the manual therapy, biofeedback and rehabilitation techniques involved http://booksite.elsevier.com/9780702035326/