An article about vaginal mesh implant

pre- and post-surgical

If you are curious about or struggling with vaginal prolapse, this is an important article: F.D.A Halts U.S. Sales of Pelvic Mesh, Citing Safety Concerns for Women. A couple of things I think are important: the mesh discussed in the article is only one of many different kinds of pelvic and abdominal mesh available to … Continue reading …

New post about hysterectomy recovery symptoms

I just wanted to let you all know that The Hysterectomy Association recently published a post I wrote: Healing fully after a hysterectomy. For those of you who have been following along for a while, none of the symptoms I talk about will surprise you. But, of course, it can be nice to see the … Continue reading …

I’ve been interviewed . . .

abdominal health

In the last few weeks, I’ve been interviewed on a few different podcasts about abdominal issues. I had the chance to talk to the hosts about recovering from abdominal adhesions, cesarean scars, and more. Here they are in case you want to take a listen! Wise Health for Women Radio with Linda Kreter The Female … Continue reading …

Wow! Science is finally catching up!

belly massage

This is hands-down the best reportage on fascia I’ve ever read: “Everywhere in your body is tissue called fascia. Scientists are unlocking its secrets.“ For any of you who are part of one of my programs (or have been following me a while), you’ll know I talk quite a bit about the layers of the … Continue reading …

Learn about integrative pelvic care with Jen Owen, NP

holistic pelvic care with jen owen

Jen Owen is a Nurse Pracitioner in Portland, OR with over 26 years of unique knowledge in health care. She specializes in integrative/functional medicine, herbal medicine, pelvic care, and mind-body awareness. It was such a pleasure to get to get to interview her about internal pelvic care and more! We spent the first half of … Continue reading …

Interview with Laera Morrow about the nervous system

interview with laera morrow

One of the things that can be most difficult to grapple with when recovering from abdominal distress is the change in how the nervous system acts. Whether you’ve had surgery or not, different kinds of trauma can affect the nervous system in various ways.  From digestive changes to neuropathy to new and unexplained pains or … Continue reading …

Practitioner Directory

practitioner directory

Call for practitioners!  At long last, the abdominal practitioner directory has been built! Now I am putting out the call for practitioners who would like to be listed. For those of you who aren’t familiar, I have been working on putting together a directory of practitioners who work with abdominal adhesions and other forms of … Continue reading …

I feel like this has been 10 years in the making . . .

short video

I think it’s taken me most of the last decade to get good at talking about the power of the hands-on work to help with abdominal distress.  I’m feeling more clear than ever and wanted to make a little “outreach” video.  It’s very short and focuses on post-surgical adhesions since that what I see and hear … Continue reading …

Adhesions and Daily Life #3 – Bowel Obstructions and Pain Flares

Bowel Obstructions and Pain Flares

Transcript of Video: We are continuing our series on abdominal adhesions in daily life.  This is for those who are prone to bowel obstructions or flares of pain or discomfort in their belly.  We’re looking closely at when to use this technique, as well as what, exactly, the technique is. The simple technique I show … Continue reading …

So much to share . . .

purple flowers

So much to share . . . because I’ve been away forever! I hope this finds you all safe and as disaster-free as possible.  I’m sending restorative vibes to all of you in storm, fire, and earthquake affected places.  I’ve been donating to various organizations, and The Red Cross can always use some help with … Continue reading …