Review on the Anti-Anxiety Effect of Aromatherapy During the First Stage of Labor

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Anxiety is the most common psychological response of women to labor. According to the control theory, there is a relationship between pain and psychological problems like anxiety. Maternal anxiety during labor leads to severe contraction of the pelvic floor and perineal muscles and this can increase the labor pain. AnotherRead …

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Study Identifies Bacteria in Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections in Menopausal Women

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A new finding shows that several species of bacteria reside in bladder tissue of postmenopausal women who experience recurrent urinary tract infections (RUTIs). The results represent the first systematic analysis of biopsies from patients in this population. A new finding by researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas andRead …

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PART 2: Three Case Studies with Catherine Gregory, CMT, CMI, a Holistic Fertility Coach

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The following is the continuation of our interview with Catherine S. Gregory, CMT, CMI, a holistic fertility coach, intuitive healer, meditation instructor and creator of The Fertile Being Method, a holistic protocol helping hundreds of women achieve their dreams of motherhood since 2004. We introduced her new book, Fertile, THERead …

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PART 1: Q&A with Catherine Gregory, Author of Fertile, The Wise Woman’s Guide to Pregnancy Success

In this first of two interviews with Catherine S. Gregory CMT, CMI, she offers insights for clinicians about how to develop a holistic plan for women and couples wishing to conceive and or who have difficulty taking pregnancy to full term. Gregory, CMT, CMI, is a holistic fertility coach, intuitiveRead …

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Yoga Improves Sleep Patterns in Women with Premenstrual Syndrome

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Women with premenstrual syndrome (PMS) commonly complain of sleep disturbances, specifically in the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle. This study looked at the effects of yoga on quality of sleep of women experiencing PMS, as published in Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine. It is well known that yoga

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Expert Round-Table on Thyroid Immune Testing, Guidelines and Clinical Impact on Women’s Health

Diagnosing and treating thyroid conditions in women is extremely important, concluded a group of practitioners in a recent round-table discussion, “Thyroid Immune Testing – Guidelines, Testing Platforms, and Clinical Impact on Women’s Health,” and published in the Journal of Women’s Health. The goal of the Expert Panel Discussion was to

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Pine-Bark Extract for Benign-prostate Hypertrophy in Men & Dysmenorrhea for Women

New science continues to show that pine-bark extract is a valuable dietary supplement for men and women’s health. A new study shows that pine-bark extract (brand Pycnogenol®) is beneficial for men with benign-prostate hypertrophy. We also include an earlier study showing that the pine-bark extract can reduce symptoms from dysmenorrheaRead …

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FDA Approves Natural Cycles, First Mobile Medical Consumer App for Contraception

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first mobile medical application (app), called Natural Cycles, for contraceptive use to prevent pregnancy. Natural Cycles, contains an algorithm that calculates the days of the month a woman is likely to be fertile based on daily body temperature readings and menstrualRead …

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Ten-year Study of Manual Physical Therapy to Treat Female Infertility

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Infertility affects from 6% to 11% of women in the United States, with similar rates in developing countries. The cause stems from a range of medical conditions, including fallopian tube occlusion, endometriosis, elevated levels of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), and premature ovarian failure, a general classificationRead …

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