women’s health

Women’s Holistic Health Workshop

In a world that communicates behind screens we believe that sharing physical space, and face to face communication are among the highest quality, most therapeutic interactions we can have as humans.

We want to share space with you at this event that will be opening conversations and offering answers to a wide variety of women’s health concerns. We will be navigating all stages of a woman s life and offering holistic, natural solutions to your questions.

We have amazing guests that will share their testimonials on recovering after cancer, navigating menopause and raising healthy children.

Beautiful Alana Cohen @thegoodbuggies will be here with us sharing her wealth of knowledge on raising healthy children and her  new book. So excited!

If you are a woman, come! If you know or love a woman tell her about this event! It is a free gift from us at NMR to ALL of you lovely ladies!

Holistically approaching health issues that may arise during any stage of a women’s life by integrating proper nutrition, emotional health and physical wellness ensures your vitality, health and wellness for years to come.

Our bodies are wonderfully and innately designed to heal, repair and thrive.  Learn holistic ways to best support your body so it can heal, repair itself and thrive with proper nutrition, stress reduction techniques and detoxing.  Learn how this applies to Women’s Health and empower your body to enjoy optimal health by finding the root cause and natural ways to help with many health issues a woman may encounter in her lifetime including:

  • Endometriosis & Adenomyosis
  • Infertility
  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction or pain
  • Pregnancy & Post-Partum
  • Headaches
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • A lack of vitality
  • Weight Management
  • Depression
  • Osteoporosis
  • Raising Healthy Kids
  • Menopause

Revitalize your body! Get natural answers to your health concerns and meet women who will share their testimonials on how they conquered breast cancer, depression and menopause.

RSVP:  Email Lisa@NMRNJ.com or call 908-218-1004 to reserve your seat by 10/23/19.

Women’s Holistic Health Workshop

                                                                                                                                                            There is beauty and wisdom in all stages of a woman’s life:  childhood and puberty, the childbearing years, middle age, menopause and beyond.  As we learn about each phase on this journey, we deepen our appreciation of the elegant and intricate biological processes, life experiences and emotional interweaving that define us.  When health concerns arise in any of these stages they must be holistically approached, looking at ‘the whole woman’.  Such an approach leads to re-establishment of internal balance of our hormones, bodily processes and emotions to achieve optimal health, which is a state of happiness and vitality.  At Natural Medicine & Rehabilitation we make it our mission to listen, learn, and discover the ‘root cause’ of the imbalance which may be physical, nutritional, emotional, hormonal or of other nature. With understanding and by addressing the cause, we can start the process of healing in a natural empowering way.

Learn holistic ways to best support your body so it can heal, repair itself and thrive with proper nutrition, stress reduction techniques and detoxing.  Learn how this applies to Women’s Health and empower your body to enjoy optimal health by finding the root cause and natural ways to help with many health issues a woman may encounter in her lifetime including:

  • Endometriosis & Adenomyosis
  • Infertility
  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction or pain
  • Pregnancy & Post-Partum
  • Headaches
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • A lack of vitality
  • Weight Management
  • Depression
  • Osteoporosis
  • Menopause
  • Raising Healthy Kids

Women’s Holistic Health Workshop
Presented by Dr. Claudia Tamas
Thursday 10/24/19 7:00PM
Natural Medicine & Rehabilitation
399 Campus Drive in Somerset, NJ
RSVP: Lisa@NMRNJ.com or call 908-218-1004

 

Bridge Exercise for Pelvic Health

Pelvic Floor Exercises help build and restore strength in the group of muscles that support the pelvic organs.

Benefits include:
Pelvic floor activation and stability
Core activation and stability
Gluteal strength
Adductor (inner thigh) strength
Hamstring strength

Directions on how to properly perform the Bridge Exercise:

  1. Lying of floor with knees bent
  2. Place a ball or pillow between the knees
  3. Brace your abdominals
  4. Contract and pull up on the pelvic floor
  5. Squeeze the ball (helps activate pelvic floor muscles)
  6. Press down on your feet, contract your glutes and lift the pelvis.

Hold for 5 counts.  Slowly lower to the floor.

Repeat 10x for 3 sets.

Holistically Managing Endometriosis and Adenomyosis

When women talk about endometriosis or adenomyosis, they talk about pain.  Every woman has a memory of the first time when she knew that the pain in her pelvis was not normal, a memory about the missed days from school, work and life. And the most frustrating of all, the memory when she tried to convince everyone that it was not “all in her head”. When she talks about her fears, infertility takes first place. Approximately half of the women with endometriosis struggle with infertility.

Endometriosis affects one in ten women of reproductive age, spreading like a matrix through their pelvis and causing agony and infertility. Rebel endometrial cells that are lining the uterus escape or grow outside of this organ into the pelvic cavity. These cells are sensitive to hormones just like the uterine lining and they bleed every time she menstruates. This blood cannot escape like menstrual blood would and remains in the pelvic cavity initiating an inflammatory cascade that builds up scar and adhesions. When surgeons go in, they will see bowels, ovaries, fallopian tubes and other organs or nerves bound in a knitting of scar tissue. In the case of adenomyosis these cells grow inside the uterine wall causing crippling pain during menstruation.

Similar with all chronic inflammatory diseases, the cause is not one but many, pointing to immune dysregulation, retrograde menstruation, inflammation, and toxicity. Retrograde menstruation refers to the back flow of menstrual fluid during a woman’s period through her fallopian tubes into her abdomen. This tissue then takes residence here causing scaring and inflammation. The immune system plays a role, and it is expected that a robust immune system will remove these cells before they adhere to the pelvic organs and scar down. A study at Vanderbilt University found that environmental toxins such as dioxin (PBC’s) play a role in the cause and certainly worsen the symptoms of endometriosis. These toxins cause hormonal havoc and inflame endometrial lesions. Xenoestrogens are substances that mimic our own estrogen and are found in soft plastics, conventional cosmetics and body care products. Since excess estrogen is inflammatory, these toxins put more gas on the endometriosis fire.

How can a natural and holistic program help? While some women find some relief on hormonal contraceptives, most struggle indefinitely. Not to mention, that these drugs will rob them of their own progesterone which is beneficial for pain modulation. Although we do not fully understand all the factors that play in the development of endometriosis and adenomyosis there are drug-free therapies that can support her body and provide relief. An anti-inflammatory diet is known to improve immune function and overall hormonal balance. Along with nutritional therapies, supplementation and exercise, she needs to learn ways to decrease toxic exposure, and menstrual hygiene habits that minimize retrograde flow. Visceral manipulation techniques can be quite impactful at mobilizing and softening endometriotic lesions.

Mercier Therapy includes a series of gyno-visceral manipulations that are targeting the pelvic organs in order to restore their natural position, improve blood flow and soften scar tissues and adhesions. This therapy can improve a woman’s chances of conceiving and decrease her pain and can be utilized alone or along with laparoscopy to improve pelvic organ mobility and function.

Chronic pain in endometriosis changes her brain function and structure. Biofeedback therapy is a drug-free therapy that helps modulate stress in chronic pain sufferers. Regular exercise including cardiovascular and strength training augments the therapeutic effects of a healthy diet, provides the body with endogenous endorphins (drug like molecules that decrease pain) and aids in the detoxification of excess estrogen.

Adherence to healthy lifestyle habits, including nutrition, reconditioning exercises and mental health, are important things one can do for themselves to reduce the risk factors for all chronic diseases.  Taking a holistic approach to help better manage endometriosis and adenomysis by utilizing pelvic health physical therapy, biofeedback therapy and seeking a certified Mercier Therapist will help lessen the pain and help those trying to conceive.

WOMEN’S Holistic HEALTH WORKSHOP
Presented by Dr. Claudia Tamas
 7:00pm
 Thursday, 10/24/2019
 Natural Medicine &  Rehabilitation
399 Campus Drive | 1st Floor, Somerset

Holistically approaching health issues that may arise during any stages of a women’s life by integrating proper nutrition, emotional health and physical wellness ensures your vitality, health and wellness for years to come.

Our bodies are wonderfully and innately designed to heal, repair and thrive.  Learn holistic ways to best support your body so it can heal, repair itself and thrive with proper nutrition, stress reduction techniques and detoxing.  Learn how this applies to Women’s Health and empower your body to enjoy optimal health by finding the root cause and natural ways to help with many health issues a woman may encounter in her lifetime including:

  • Endometriosis & Adenomyosis
  • Infertility
  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction or pain
  • Pregnancy & Post-Partum
  • Headaches
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • A lack of vitality
  • Weight Management
  • Depression
  • Osteoporosis

Revitalize your body! Get natural answers to your health concerns and meet women who will share their testimonials on how they conquered breast cancer, depression and menopause.

RSVP:  Email Lisa@NMRNJ.com or call 908-218-1004 to reserve your seat by 10/23/19.

Depression. It’s not all in our head!

IT ‘S NOT IN YOUR HEAD! Approximately 12 million women are diagnosed with depression in the USA.

This devastating condition could be rooted in physical dysfunction including nutrient deficiencies,  thyroid disease, sleep disorders, hormonal imbalances among others. Thyroid imbalances are the most common cause for post-partum depression.

Your doctor wants to help you by prescribing an anti-depressant but it is important to know that even when this helps with symptoms it does not remove the cause.

A comprehensive diagnostic process must first take place in the doctor’s office including medical history, thorough physical examination, blood testing with COMPLETE thyroid and hormonal panels prior to handling prescription drugs.

Take a look at the functional medicine tree to see other root causes for depression and anxiety. Correcting nutrient deficiencies with diet and supplementation, decreasing toxicity and correctly managing stress are some of the changes that can lead to a natural high. Hippocrates  stated that “all disease begins in the gut” and evidence shows this to be true for all chronic conditions. So it’s not all in your head!

 

Natural Medicine & Rehabilitation

West End Physical Therapy, 10-12 West End Court, 2nd Floor, Long Branch, NJ 07740 | Phone 732.222.7799

399 Campus Drive, 1st Floor, Somerset, NJ | Phone 908.252.0242| Fax 908.252.0243