An Interview Snippet with Marty Ryan

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This is a snippet of an interview I did with Marty Ryan (on the left, above) for my upcoming book.  Marty is a belly practitioner of more than 20 years, and is one of the best teachers I have had the privilege of learning from.  He is based in Seattle though he travels around a … Continue reading …

Speaking of the “Softer Side”

In my last post I wrote about the joy of engaging with the softer side of abdominal care, the joyful side of it. And I was reflecting that this is something that yoga helps us to do so beautifully. Yoga is so intimately connected into our abdomens, not just through the physical poses that I … Continue reading …

Abdominal Training Videos!

Well, after a long and somewhat arduous process, the practitioner training program for abdominal work is finally up online!  Yaay! Angela Severson and I have spent the last year planning and working on the whole project and it’s kind of surreal to have the whole thing up and running.  In every big, long-term project there … Continue reading …

Intestinal Adhesions

Intestinal adhesions come in many forms.  For some it is Chron’s Disease with the lesions and adhesions inside the intestines.  For some it is small bowel obstructions caused by adhesions around the intestines (e.g. the intestines get stuck to the abdominal wall) that bind them and keep them from passing their contents on through.  For … Continue reading …

“Natural” Treatment for Abdominal Adhesions

For some reason this always cracks me up (and not always in the funny way, sometimes it’s in the Lady Macbeth wrenching of the hands way).  I think I’ve just been working with adhesions for so long it’s hard for me to understand the idea of using drugs or surgery to break up what is … Continue reading …

Abdominal Surgery Statistics

Sounds boring and gross, right?  I mean seriously, statistics about how many bellies get cut into every year?  Ugh. But actually, these numbers kind of blew my mind: From the CDC, numbers of certain abdominal surgeries in the US every year: Hysterectomy: 498,000 Cesarean section:1.3 million From other sources: 750,000 gall bladder surgeries in the … Continue reading …

Abdominal Adhesion Newsletter

It’s real!  I have finally begun my regular abdominal adhesion newsletter.  Want to read it for yourself?  Behold the first of many Abdominal Adhesion News‘!  If you’d like to sign up for it, you can do so at my website: abdominaladhesiontreatment.com. It’s amazing how right it feels to finally be doing this.  It’s been on … Continue reading …