What does uterine placement have to do with our health? Everything! Our pelvic spaces are a complex intersection of stability and movement, top and bottom, intake and release. Many important nervous, circulatory, and fascial structures originate in this area. And smack in the center of it all is the uterus. The uterus is the Queen around which all of the other organs and tissues orient. What happens when the Queen forgets her good posture? Current Western medicine gives us a
Check for these trigger points if you have pelvic or genital pain!
Knots are a source of pain in many conditions including those in the pelvic area. Really! If we do consider trigger points as a contributor to our incontinence or genital pain, we will usually think of only addressing those that occur in the pelvic floor. And that’s super valuable! But trigger points in external muscles can also create the pelvic discomfort. Below is a list of external muscles that can ref
Self care and self love. Basically buzzwords at this point, these concepts still have huge implications for and importance in our everyday life. But there is a missing element…
Take a bubble bath. Read a book. Walk in the sun. When first learning about self care (and yes, it does need to be learned), these types of suggestions hit the top of the list. As you dig deeper, recommendations become a little deeper. Look at your finances. Be objective about your relationship.
Last week we discussed the signs of a happy period. While an ideal world would automatically come with the perfect menses for every woman, in this one we might have to work a little bit for it! Different menstrual dysfunctions have different causes and therefore will have different treatment needs. However, all of these problems can basically be split into one of two categories: structural dysfunction or hormonal imbalance. Though these might seem like unreachable, unchang
“Have a happy period!” Associated with feminine hygiene products, the slogan insinuates that a “happy period” is made solely by your ability to “plug it up.” But is the privilege of reaching for a pad or tampon really all that it takes to embody the bouncing, running, twirling women experiencing joyous menses in the commercials? We know otherwise. Here are the 3 signs you are truly having a happy, healthy period. Consistency Irregular menstruation is usually the first and mos
Dysmenorrhea and dyspareunia. Big words for extremely painful menstruation and painful sex during penetration, respectively. In other words, cringe-worthy conditions that are complicated, frustrating, and emotionally draining. For women living with these issues, massage therapy is one of the treatment options that can significantly improve your symptoms and your quality of life. Preliminary research performed in 2004, 2010, and 2011 all strongly indicate manual therapy has
When it comes to uterine position, most health professionals are concerned by prolapse (the uterus descending through the vaginal canal), severe retroversion or anteversion (the uterus tilting too far backward or forward), and anteflexion or retroflexion (uterus folding forward or backward). All other versions of off-center are are considered “normal” because they are common. Well, getting a cold is common, but that does not mean having one is “normal” or healthy. Malposit