for it. And those are just the ones who have

reported symptoms. Many of our sisters suffer in silence, too ashamed to tell any- one about their experiences. Often, when they bring their concerns

up to a doctor, they're dismissed as simply "part of the aging process" or "what hap- pens to everyone after childbirth." Even worse, most women are given a few stan- dard treatment options like:

• Opioid painkillers

• Surgery that can involve the placement of man-made mesh inside the vagina (of note: one of these procedures was just pulled from the market by the FDA

• Vaginal injections I want every woman to know that they

have other options -- options that involve non-invasive techniques and options that leave you feeling empowered and not victimized. Options like:

• Yoga moves • Abdominal exercises

• Kegels -- did you know there are over 13 types of these exercises? • Sound healing meditations • Breathwork These techniques help you to take

control of your pelvic floor and heal in- continence and prolapse -- no knives, pills or needles required. Also, many women, after suffering from their conditions for so long, become frustrated and exhausted after trying things that don't work and being dismissed by doctors. Sometimes their partners inadver- tently make them feel like they aren't meeting their needs sexually. And this adds a certain level of psychological trauma to an already sensitive problem. As women, the pelvis is the core of our being, the place where we create life. It's more than just a bundle of muscles and tissue. And when you address all facets of your healing, from your core to your mind- set, you can achieve miraculous results. If you're suffering -- there is hope.

Pelvic floor dysfunction can be heartbreak- ing. Many women suffer feelings of shame,

• Pelvic massage techniques

embarrassment and even guilt around these conditions. Because society has programmed many to believe that "a lady doesn't talk about these things," you may be suffering in silence. And in many ways, you may have

been taught that you're supposed to out- source your health to doctors, who must be smarter and wiser and more capable of healing you than you are -- right? Let's end these stigmas and old para-

digms now. Half of the world is female and you can take control of the conversations surrounding your health, your body and ultimately your healing processes.

© February 2020, GreenMedInfo LLC. This work is reproduced and distributed with the permission of GreenMedInfo LLC. Want to learn more from GreenMed- Info? Sign up for the newsletter here // newsletter." Article by Isa Herrera, MSPT, CSCS, a New York City-based holistic women’s pelvic floor specialist, author of 5 books on pelvic health, including the 2017 international best seller Female Pelvic Alchemy and the ground-breaking self-help book, Ending Female Pain, A Woman’s Manual.

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