Does "Strengthening the Core" Heal Pelvic Issues?

“Strengthening the core” is a big buzz phrase for rehabilitation – and for most healing from acute injury or post-surgery, this IS a good/natural step.
It’s not an effective first step for healing chronic pain issues, as I witnessed first-hand for my pelvic patients before I knew about pain neuroscience/brain/nervous system activation.
For those with 4+ months of ongoing pelvic pain, bladder urgency/frequency and bowel dysfunction, who have consulted their doctors, did tests, medications and treatment with no significant relief, the underlying cause is nervous system hypersensitivity and a hyper protective brain. 
A learned pattern that can be unlearned.
The brain sends distressful symptoms like urgency, pain, burning, itching plus it tells the muscles to guard the area for protection.  The pelvic floor, lower abdominals, inner thighs, and deep hip rotator muscles are usually super tight.
Day and...
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Why Is It Hard To Change Scary Thinking?

Uncategorized Nov 22, 2021
I listen to many sage thinkers, Joe Dispenza being one of them.
Here's his take on this exact question:
If scary thoughts are practiced long enough, the connections in the brain around this thought become hard-wired. The emotions that follow these thoughts can spark anxiety, sadness, fear.
The moment you think the doom thought, your brain recognizes that you are anxious, so you continue thinking more corresponding thoughts equal to how you feel.  An automatic loop is created.
When you step into that river of change and make a different choice, your body doesn't feel the same way.  Your brain initially responds to change by signaling, "You've been doing this for 10 years, so are you just going to stop suffering?
Stop feeling guilty?
Stop feeling shame?
Not going to complain or blame or feel sorry for yourself?".
Stepping into change makes the body feel like it's in the unknown.
The body signals, "I want to return back to familiar...
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2021 - the year to free your chronic pain

There are two truths about pain. #1: your pain is real.  And #2: your pain is an interpretation that your brain makes about your situation and safety.  Hmm…

The International Association for the Study of Pain organization defines pain as: 

"An unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with, or resembling that associated with, actual or potential tissue damage" 1. 

Acute Pain

To explain pain, here’s an example of how you can feel pain after an acute injury (when you first get injured): 

Let's say you're crossing a traffic-filled NYC street, cars waiting to jump ahead as soon as the light turns green, and suddenly you twist your ankle in the middle of crossing (thanks, potholes!).  Either you feel immediate pain, fall, and need assistance to continue the intersection, or you can miraculously run on the newly torn ankle to the safety of the sidewalk without feeling pain. 

How are these two entirely...

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Tips to Reverse Constipation and Abdominal Discomfort

Uncategorized Oct 24, 2020

Constipation is more than the inability to have regular bowel movements.

Having abdominal bloating, passing hard stone-like stool, straining excessively, sensing that there’s more that can’t come out, and resorting to manual maneuvers for a bowel movement are symptoms of constipation.  

If you’re experiencing any of the above with 25% of your bowel moments, first visit to your GI or Functional Medicine doctor to rule out medical causes, and if all is good check out these tips to help reverse constipation. 

Help Your Gut Get Happy

Eat a variety of colors which include a balance of soluble and insoluble fibers.  

Soluble fibers dissolve in water, making a gel-like substance that protects the gastrointestinal tract, slows down digestion, and gives you that “full feeling”. Examples of soluble fibers include: oatmeal, beans, lentils, nuts and seeds.

Insoluble fibers adds bulk to stool, and stimulates the digestive tract. Examples of...

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How Can I Best Heal from Chronic Pelvic Pain/Dysfunction?

pelvicsense Oct 17, 2020

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If you experience chronic pelvic issues such as bladder pain, pudendal neuralgia, vulvodynia, constipation, or other pelvic floor dysfunction, the optimum steps to take are:

  1. consult a doctor familiar with your symptoms
  2. get medical tests to rule out underlying infection/inflammation
  3. follow prescribed treatments
  4. consult a pelvic PT

However, if you’ve done the above without much change, or unable to find a knowledgeable  practitioner, for long-lasting healing, there's usually one aspect of care that's been missing


What's this missing piece?


YOU - precisely your engagement in mind/body self-care.  What you do, say, and practice every day can significantly enhance or detract from your healing process.


Modern science is uncovering the mysteries of healing from chronic pain/distress. 

How can some women without underlying medical issues achieve optimum pelvic function and...

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Exercises to Calm Frazzled Nerves & Lower Pelvic and Bladder Pain

pelvicsense Oct 07, 2020

Exercises to Calm Frazzled Nerves & Lower Pelvic and Bladder Pain 

If you’re experiencing lower pelvic pain, bladder pain or pelvic floor dysfunction for more than 4 months, your nervous system may need some extra loving care.  

Once your doctors and their tests ruled out any active infection, pathological tissue causes, and perhaps you’re on medication that gives some help, but still feeling symptoms, your nervous system may be contributing to ongoing discomfort.  

Our autonomic nervous system helps us breathe, digest and eliminate without us ever having to think about it!  There are 2 parts to this system: the sympathetic - ”fight or flight” and the parasympathetic - ”rest and digest”.  To feel good and have optimum pelvic/bladder function, it’s best to have a harmonious balance between the two systems. 

If you experience regular emotional threats, high stress or anxiety, your sympathetic...

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