HOW CAN THIS BOOK HELP YOU IN HEALING VULVODYNIA?
Western Medicine has already acknowledged that vulvodynia isn’t a one-dimensional condition and to heal it, there is a need for a multidisciplinary approach.
If you are ready to open your mind and accept that you are so much more than just your physical body and that your condition can also be caused by mental and spiritual aspects, then this book can definitely help you in healing vulvodynia. In this book, you will come across a lot of concepts that will help you to heal your female body comprehensively and by extension, your vulvodynia.
Northrup also dedicated an entire chapter to the vulva, vagina, cervix and lower urinary tract. In this part, she also focuses on vulvodynia. She explains nutritional and psychological aspects of this condition. Additionally, she also suggests several treatment options.
Review by Sophia
This book was a spiritual experience. It gave me a deeper understanding of my connection between body, mind, and spirit, and how my emotions, traumas, and inner beliefs impact my health more than one might initially expect. It has sections on every facet of the female body, from menopause to breasts to exercise to aids. It has sections on all of the important elements of the female experience, and many women’s stories. It seems like a very good life book that will aid me through many parts of life- not just my current health struggles but future journeys as well. There were whole sections not relevant to me at this time, like pregnancy, abortion, menopause, etc., but there were very relevant sections on vulvodynia and pain.I loved it! It helped me understand my conditions better, and what I need to do in my life to potentially get to a breakthrough point with them. For example, my current job is not giving me life. I have applied for many jobs because I was inspired reading this book.
I loved it! It helped me understand my conditions better, and what I need to do in my life to potentially get to a breakthrough point with them.
This book helped me better understand how important it is to look at my whole life for potential triggers of pain or illness. Western practitioners often only look at how to treat symptoms- perhaps by prescribing a medication- but this often avoids the real problems. One needs to look at their diet, stress, sleep, and what they put on and around their vaginas, but they also need to consider the state of their childhoods, traumas, insecurities, and inner beliefs. Our minds and spirits play a role in our health too, and this book is a great place to explore potential trouble spots in those areas of our lives (in relation to our physical health).
Definitely worth reading
Sophia Myers-Kelley (23) is currently obtaining her Master’s in Library and Information Science, working as office administrator at a non-profit called Women Against Military Madness. She is also actively working towards healing her vulvodynia and pelvic floor dysfunction. She has a sassy orange cat named Olly, who she loves to snuggle with. In her spare time, she loves dancing, yoga, cooking, reading, and most importantly, having heart-to-hearts with friends.
Review by Aga
“Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom” is an unquestionable bible about women’s health.
No matter what stage you are at in life, the knowledge shared in this book will allow you to finally live gratefully in your healthy female body. Yes, I know, it might sound absurd at first, as we women have been told since childhood that our female bodies are disgusting and broken. Producing stuff from unwanted hair, unpleasant odors, blood, mucus to breast cancer, PMS or endometriosis.
The leitmotif of this book is rooted in the mind-body connection approach. If you are not familiar or still skeptical about the idea that your mind and body are interconnected and continuously influence each other — then this book is an excellent source for you to start this journey.
No matter what stage you are at in life, the knowledge shared in this book will allow you to finally live gratefully in your healthy female body.
In part 1 of the book, you will explore eye-opening information about harmful gender-oriented stereotypes. This will help you to better understand the negative ways in which you think and care about your body. You will also discover the opposite — the incredible true healing power of your female body.
In part 2, you will get access to a comprehensive list of female health-related conditions — ranging from PMS, menstrual cramps, breast cysts, fibroids, cervical dysplasia, endometriosis, infertility, depression, cystitis and vulvodynia — along with multidisciplinary treatment options.
You also will be lead through many female life cycles including menstruation, pregnancy and birth, breastfeeding, postpartum, perimenopause, and menopause. You will learn how you can benefit from your innate power and wisdom in each stage.
Finally in part 3, you will get access to a detailed and comprehensive twelve step healing program. It will allow “you to tune into the inner guide of your body, mind and spirit” — so you can again fully flourish in your healthy female body.
An unquestionable bible about women’s health
Agnieszka Osuch (34) is currently living between Poland and Canada with her husband. After successfully recovering from 16 years of vulvodynia, her mission is to share her knowledge to help other people in their personal healing journeys. As a former web and graphic designer, she appreciates good design. She loves meditation, traveling, Muay Thai kickboxing, squash and alone time with a good book.