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 . . .

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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 …

Adhesions and Daily Life #2 – Binders

abdominal binder

Transcript of Video: Today we are going to continue in our series of talking about abdominal adhesions and daily life and the different ways that daily life can affect our adhesions, both good, bad, and neutral; and the ways that abdominal adhesions affect our daily lives – which I think you’re all pretty familiar with … Continue reading …

All the Things I’ve Seen That Support Abdominal Healing

There are certain commonalities among the folks who seem to have the most success in fully resolving their abdominal adhesions, pain and distress. Usually there is not just one thing they are doing, but a combination of things over time that helps to get the full resolution most people are seeking. Of course, I always … Continue reading …

Bowel Obstructions: Prevention and Treatment with Marty Ryan

marty ryan interview

I know that bowel obstructions – mainly, avoiding them – are a really big deal for a lot of you.  So, to that end, I interviewed one of my favorite abdominal teachers about this very important issue. As I always feel about these interviews with other practitioners, I am so deeply grateful to Marty for … Continue reading …

Diet and Nutrition for Abdominal Adhesions

lila ojeda interview

For a long time, this topic of diet and nutrition has been my achilles heel – especially when it comes to abdominal adhesions and other abdominal distress. Over the years, it has become so clear to me that the way that diet and nutrition affect people is deeply individual.  There is no one-size-fits-all. For most who … Continue reading …

Part 3: Digestive Changes and Why Constipation Happens

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What causes constipation in the first place? There are a couple of ways of looking at this. There can be diet and gut balance problems that trigger constipation and turn it into a chronic problem.  By this I mean things like: Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) Crohn’s Disease, Celiac Disease, IBS, etc. Other inflammatory bowel … Continue reading …

Resolving Abdominal Pain and Distress with Arvigo Techniques

arvigo abdominal techniques interview

I had the total pleasure of interviewing Diane MacDonald (in Antrim, NH) for the practitioner outreach project I’ve been doing.  In addition to Diane’s private practice and clinic that she runs with her husband, she is the director of all of the training workshops for the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy. As many of you know, the … Continue reading …

Breathe with Your Diaphragm to Help Abdominal Pain

abdominal breathing for pain

When people find out I’m an educator about the abdomen, most of them immediately have specific stories or questions for me.  On our recent rafting trip, a dedicated Ironman triathlete asked me to tell him about the diaphragm muscle.  After boring his pants off about the placement, function, and potential dysfunctions of this awesome abdominal muscle, … Continue reading …