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Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom (Revised Edition) Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing

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ISBN-10: 0553807935

ISBN-13: 9780553807936

Edition: 2010 (Revised)

Authors: Christiane Northrup

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When it was first published in 1994,Womenrs"s Bodies, Womenrs"s Wisdomquickly became an international bestseller, and for the past fifteen years it has remained the veritable bible of womenrs"s health. Now, in this revised and updated edition, world-renowned and much-beloved womenrs"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 bull; new material on sexuality-and how to have a more fulfilling sex life bull; why good sex (with or without a partner) is important for your health bull; the spiritual and scientific principles behind healing, and how you can…    
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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/1/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 960
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 2.50" tall
Weight: 2.750
Language: English

Christiane Northrup received a medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School and went on to complete her residency at Tufts New England Medical Center Affiliated Hospitals, where she received a Teacher of the Year Award at Tufts Medical School. 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.

List of Figures
List of Tables
Introduction to the Fourth Edition: The Medicine of Empowerment
From External Control to Inner Guidance
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
Feminine Intelligence and a New Mode of Healing
Energy Fields and Energy Systems
Understanding the Bodymind
Feminine Intelligence: How Thoughts Become Embodied
Beliefs Are Physical
Healing Versus Curing
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
The Female Energy System
The Matter-Energy Continuum
Earth's Energy
The Chakras
The Lower Female Centers: Chakras One to Three
Other Chakra Issues
The Anatomy of Women's Wisdom
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
The Uterus
Our Cultural Inheritance
Energy Anatomy
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Uterine Prolapse
Fibroid Tumors
The Ovaries
Ovarian Cysts
Polycystic Ovaries (PCO)
Ovarian Cancer
Reclaiming the Erotic
We Are Sexual Beings
Our Cultural Inheritance
Reclaiming Our Erotic Selves
Vulva, Vagina, Cervix, and Lower Urinary Tract
Our Cultural Inheritance
Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
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
Our Cultural Inheritance
Breast Self-Exams
Benign Breast Symptoms: Breast Pain, Lumps, Cysts, and Nipple Discharge
Treatment for Benign Breast Symptoms
Breast Cancer
Program to Promote Healthy Breast Tissue
Cosmetic Breast Surgery
Our Fertility
Emergency Contraception: Abortion Prevention
Conscious Conception and Contraception
Transforming Infertility
Pregnancy Loss
Fertility as Metaphor
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
Motherhood: Bonding with Your Baby
Postpartum: The Fourth Trimester
Formula Versus Breast Milk
Mothering in a Dominator Culture: The Hardest Job in the World
Menopause: A Crossroads
Our Cultural Inheritance
Creating Health During Menopause
Adrenal Function: What Every Woman Should Know
Kinds of Menopause
The Hormone Therapy Question
A Hormone Primer
Symptoms of Menopause
Hot Flashes
Vaginal Dryness, Irritation, and Thinning
Sexuality in Menopause
Thinning Hair
Mood Swings and Depression
Fuzzy Thinking
Long-Term Health Concerns
Alzheimer's Disease
Deciding on Menopausal Treatment
Self-Care During Menopause
Menopause as a New Beginning
Women's Wisdom Program for Flourishing and Healing
Steps for Flourishing
Imagine Your Future: Change Your Consciousness, Change Your Cells
Uncover and Update Your Legacy
Sort Through Your Beliefs
Respect and Release Your Emotions
Learn to Listen to Your Body
Learn to Respect Your Body
Acknowledge a Higher Power or Inner Wisdom
Reclaim the Fullness of Your Mind
Get Help
Work with Your Body
Gather Information
Actively Pursue Pleasure and Purpose
Getting the Most Out of Your Medical Care
Why You Must Take Responsibility for Your Health Care
Choosing a Treatment: From Surgery to Acupuncture
Creating Health Through Surgery
Eat to Flourish
Creating Optimal Body Composition and Vibrant Health
The Wonders of Magnesium
Creating a Supplementation Program
Other Common Concerns
A Word About Smoking
Appreciate the Energy of Food
The Power of Movement
Our Cultural Inheritance
Benefits of Exercise
Exercise and Addiction
Exercise, Amenorrhea, and Bone Loss
My Exercise Story: Making Peace
Getting Started
Healing Ourselves, Healing Our World
Our Mothers: Our Cells
A Ritual of Reclaiming
Transforming Our Fear of Our Shaman Past
Our Dreams: Earth's Dreams
Making the World Safe for Women: Start with Yourself