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Women''s Bodies, Women''s Wisdom : Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing

By: Northrup, Christiane.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Carlsbad : Hay House, 2010Edition: 1.Description: 1 online resource (1535 p.).ISBN: 9781401925376.Subject(s): Generative organs, Female -- Diseases -- Popular works | Gynecology -- Popular works | Holistic medicine | Women -- Health and hygieneGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Women''s Bodies, Women''s Wisdom : Creating Physical and Emotional Health and HealingDDC classification: 618.1 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Introduction to the Fourth Edition: The Medicine of Empowerment; Part One From External Control to Inner Guidance; 1 The Patriarchal Myth: The Origin of the Mind/Body/Emotion Split; Our Cultural Inheritance; Patriarchy Results in Addiction; Fundamental Beliefs of the Dominator System; Reclaiming the Authority of Our Own Feelings; 2 Feminine Intelligence and a New Mode of Healing; Energy Fields and Energy Systems; Understanding the Bodymind; Feminine Intelligence: How Thoughts Become Embodied
Beliefs Are PhysicalHealing Versus Curing; 3 Inner Guidance; Listening to Your Body and Its Needs; Emotional Cleansing: Healing from the Past; Dreams: A Doorway to the Unconscious; Intuition and Intuitive Guidance; How Inner Guidance Works; 4 The Female Energy System; The Matter-Energy Continuum; Earth's Energy; The Chakras; The Lower Female Centers: Chakras One to Three; Other Chakra Issues; Part Two The Anatomy of Women's Wisdom; 5 The Menstrual Cycle; Our Cyclical Nature; Our Cultural Inheritance; Menstrual Cramps (Dysmenorrhea); Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS); Irregular Periods
Excessive Buildup of the Uterine Lining (Endometrial Hyperplasia, Cystic and Adenomatous Hyperplasia)Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding (DUB); Heavy Periods (Menorrhagia); Healing Our Menstrual History: Preparing Our Daughters; 6 The Uterus; Our Cultural Inheritance; Energy Anatomy; Chronic Pelvic Pain; Endometriosis; Uterine Prolapse; Fibroid Tumors; 7 The Ovaries; Anatomy; Ovarian Cysts; Polycystic Ovaries (PCO); Ovarian Cancer; 8 Reclaiming the Erotic; We Are Sexual Beings; Our Cultural Inheritance; Reclaiming Our Erotic Selves; 9 Vulva, Vagina, Cervix, and Lower Urinary Tract
Our Cultural InheritanceAnatomy; Human Papilloma Virus (HPV); Herpes; Cervicitis; Cervical Dysplasia (Abnormal Pap Smears); Vaginal Infection (Vaginitis); A Note on Sexually Transmitted Diseases; Chronic Vulvar Pain (Vulvodynia); Interstitial Cystitis (Painful Bladder Syndrome); Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections; Stress Urinary Incontinence; 10 Breasts; Our Cultural Inheritance; Anatomy; Breast Self-Exams; Benign Breast Symptoms: Breast Pain, Lumps, Cysts, and Nipple Discharge; Treatment for Benign Breast Symptoms; Mammography; Breast Cancer; Program to Promote Healthy Breast Tissue
Cosmetic Breast Surgery11 Our Fertility; Abortion; Emergency Contraception: Abortion Prevention; Conscious Conception and Contraception; Transforming Infertility; Pregnancy Loss; Adoption; Fertility as Metaphor; 12 Pregnancy and Birthing; The Transforming Power of Pregnancy; Our Cultural Inheritance: Pregnancy; Preventing Premature Birth; Preventing Preeclampsia; Turning a Breech Presentation; Our Cultural Inheritance: Labor and Delivery; Birth Technologies; Mothering the Mother: A Solution Whose Time Has Come; How to Decrease Your Risk for a Cesarean Section; My Personal Story
Turning Labor into Personal Power
Summary: When it was first published in 1994, Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom quickly became an international bestseller, and for the past fifteen years it has remained the veritable bible of women's health. Now, in this revised and updated edition, world-renowned and much-beloved women's health expert Dr. Christiane Northrup shares with us the latest developments and advances that will maximize our potential for living well in our bodies today. Inside you will discover new material on sexuality-and how to have a more fulfilling sex life; the spiritual and scientific principles behind healing from terminal illnesses, and how you can utilize these principles for your own health and the health of others; vital information about how to truly dissolve PMS and ease menstrual cramps; extraordinary facts on Vitamin D-and why it is crucial for breast, cardiovascular, and immune system health; the importance of the preconception diet and how to greatly decrease your risk of birth defects; how to birth naturally, despite the current induction and C-section epidemic; all you need to know about thyroid function, including proper blood tests; life-saving facts about cellular inflammation-the root cause of all chronic degenerative diseases-and how to prevent this condition; and the essentials on the "fountain of youth molecule"-and how to enhance your levels of it for vibrant health. Living a healthy life in a woman's body can be downright fun-even ecstatic! And that's good news for everyone-women, men, and their children.
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Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Introduction to the Fourth Edition: The Medicine of Empowerment; Part One From External Control to Inner Guidance; 1 The Patriarchal Myth: The Origin of the Mind/Body/Emotion Split; Our Cultural Inheritance; Patriarchy Results in Addiction; Fundamental Beliefs of the Dominator System; Reclaiming the Authority of Our Own Feelings; 2 Feminine Intelligence and a New Mode of Healing; Energy Fields and Energy Systems; Understanding the Bodymind; Feminine Intelligence: How Thoughts Become Embodied

Beliefs Are PhysicalHealing Versus Curing; 3 Inner Guidance; Listening to Your Body and Its Needs; Emotional Cleansing: Healing from the Past; Dreams: A Doorway to the Unconscious; Intuition and Intuitive Guidance; How Inner Guidance Works; 4 The Female Energy System; The Matter-Energy Continuum; Earth's Energy; The Chakras; The Lower Female Centers: Chakras One to Three; Other Chakra Issues; Part Two The Anatomy of Women's Wisdom; 5 The Menstrual Cycle; Our Cyclical Nature; Our Cultural Inheritance; Menstrual Cramps (Dysmenorrhea); Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS); Irregular Periods

Excessive Buildup of the Uterine Lining (Endometrial Hyperplasia, Cystic and Adenomatous Hyperplasia)Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding (DUB); Heavy Periods (Menorrhagia); Healing Our Menstrual History: Preparing Our Daughters; 6 The Uterus; Our Cultural Inheritance; Energy Anatomy; Chronic Pelvic Pain; Endometriosis; Uterine Prolapse; Fibroid Tumors; 7 The Ovaries; Anatomy; Ovarian Cysts; Polycystic Ovaries (PCO); Ovarian Cancer; 8 Reclaiming the Erotic; We Are Sexual Beings; Our Cultural Inheritance; Reclaiming Our Erotic Selves; 9 Vulva, Vagina, Cervix, and Lower Urinary Tract

Our Cultural InheritanceAnatomy; Human Papilloma Virus (HPV); Herpes; Cervicitis; Cervical Dysplasia (Abnormal Pap Smears); Vaginal Infection (Vaginitis); A Note on Sexually Transmitted Diseases; Chronic Vulvar Pain (Vulvodynia); Interstitial Cystitis (Painful Bladder Syndrome); Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections; Stress Urinary Incontinence; 10 Breasts; Our Cultural Inheritance; Anatomy; Breast Self-Exams; Benign Breast Symptoms: Breast Pain, Lumps, Cysts, and Nipple Discharge; Treatment for Benign Breast Symptoms; Mammography; Breast Cancer; Program to Promote Healthy Breast Tissue

Cosmetic Breast Surgery11 Our Fertility; Abortion; Emergency Contraception: Abortion Prevention; Conscious Conception and Contraception; Transforming Infertility; Pregnancy Loss; Adoption; Fertility as Metaphor; 12 Pregnancy and Birthing; The Transforming Power of Pregnancy; Our Cultural Inheritance: Pregnancy; Preventing Premature Birth; Preventing Preeclampsia; Turning a Breech Presentation; Our Cultural Inheritance: Labor and Delivery; Birth Technologies; Mothering the Mother: A Solution Whose Time Has Come; How to Decrease Your Risk for a Cesarean Section; My Personal Story

Turning Labor into Personal Power

When it was first published in 1994, Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom quickly became an international bestseller, and for the past fifteen years it has remained the veritable bible of women's health. Now, in this revised and updated edition, world-renowned and much-beloved women's health expert Dr. Christiane Northrup shares with us the latest developments and advances that will maximize our potential for living well in our bodies today. Inside you will discover new material on sexuality-and how to have a more fulfilling sex life; the spiritual and scientific principles behind healing from terminal illnesses, and how you can utilize these principles for your own health and the health of others; vital information about how to truly dissolve PMS and ease menstrual cramps; extraordinary facts on Vitamin D-and why it is crucial for breast, cardiovascular, and immune system health; the importance of the preconception diet and how to greatly decrease your risk of birth defects; how to birth naturally, despite the current induction and C-section epidemic; all you need to know about thyroid function, including proper blood tests; life-saving facts about cellular inflammation-the root cause of all chronic degenerative diseases-and how to prevent this condition; and the essentials on the "fountain of youth molecule"-and how to enhance your levels of it for vibrant health. Living a healthy life in a woman's body can be downright fun-even ecstatic! And that's good news for everyone-women, men, and their children.

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Library Journal Review

While this book offers a great deal of sound and sympathetic advice about healthy living for women, it is accompanied by an excess of feminist rhetoric and New Age mumbo jumbo. (Do fibroids really ``result when we are flowing life energy into dead ends, such as jobs or relationships we have outgrown''?) The reader might feel more comfortable skipping those parts of this otherwise excellent work. Northrup, the founder of a women's health clinic in Maine, takes up women's standard health problems and offers spiritual and philosophical counsel along with suggestions on dietary change, confronting one's feelings about disease, visualization practices, and other holistic remedies. Although much of this same advice can be found elsewhere (The New Our Bodies Ourselves, LJ 2/1/93), Northrup's approach is more casual. For example, she feels that the main reason for exercise should be that you enjoy it. With so many people seeking advice on achieving a more fulfilling life, this book may be in high demand. For New Age, alternative health, and women's health collections.-Natalie Kupferberg, Montana State Univ. Lib., Bozeman (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Christiane Northrup received a medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School and went on to complete her residency at Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston. She is an obstetrician and gynecologist who is a foremost advocate of women's health and wellness. She has written several books including Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom; The Wisdom of Menopause; Mother-Daughter Wisdom; The Secret Pleasures of Menopause; and Goddesses Never Age: The Secret Prescription for Radiance, Vitality, and Wellbeing, and Dodging Energy Vampires: An Empath's Guide to Evading Relationships That Drain You and Restoring Your Health and Power. She also wrote a children's book entitled Beautiful Girl. <p> (Bowker Author Biography) Christiane Northrup, M.D., trained at Dartmouth Medical School & Tufts New England Medical Center before cofounding the Women to Women health care center in Yarmouth, Maine, which became a model for women's clinics nationwide. She is past president of the American Holistic Medical Association & an internationally recognized authority on women's health & healing. <p> (Publisher Provided)

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