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 …

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 …

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 Cleansing – Agni Sara

Amazing!  This timed perfectly with last week’s Abdominal Adhesions Newsletter about the pelvic floor.  (I’m sure YI did that on purpose. 🙂 )  Anyhoo . . . Wow, this is SUCH a great article.  The agni sara abdominal exercise is such a necessary and fundamental part of a yoga practice and it is discussed and taught … 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 …

Abdominal Inspiration

“So, now your videos helped me to understand the process of adhesions and to become more gentle and kind with my belly which obviously is part of me and to try to work with “her” and not against “her”, as things are what they are because there is a reason for it. . .” This … Continue reading …

Yoga and Abdominal Adhesions

*all photos are still shots from Self-Care for Abdominal Adhesions Did you know that yoga can really help with abdominal adhesions?  Yes, indeedy. Apart from the fact that a quality yoga class will ask the use of your spine in every possible direction (even if you have restrictions) in addition to strengthening your core muscles … Continue reading …