Below is our recommended list of books that we find are helpful for our patients. Most, if not all, of these items, are available through our Amazon affiliate store.
When Sex Hurts: A Woman’s Guide to Banishing Sexual Pain
By Andrew Goldstein MD, Caroline Pukall PhD, Irwin Goldstein MD
For the 20 million women who suffer from painful intercourse: the first book to address the multiple causes and the available treatments.
Painful sex is a condition that causes embarrassment and silence—often going undiscussed or misdiagnosed; as many as 40 percent of women who suffer from it won’t seek medical care. And most medical professionals are still in the dark when it comes to women’s sexual pain. Now, three leading experts tackle the stereotypes, myths, and realities of sexual pain in this easy-to-understand, accessible guide that will help you get the help you need and deserve. Drs. Goldstein, Pukall, and Goldstein offer answers to your most pressing questions, as well as:
- Up-to-date information on the more than 20 causes of sexual pain
- How to choose the right doctor—and how to interpret your doctor’s lingo
- Valuable tips for understanding sexual pain, and what can be done about it
- How to rebuild sexual intimacy once the pain is gone
Featuring groundbreaking research and stories from women who’ve also suffered—and recovered—When Sex Hurts provides all of the tools you need to stop hurting and start healing.
Heal Pelvic Pain: The Proven Stretching, Strengthening, and Nutrition Program for Relieving Pain, Incontinence, I.B.S, and Other Symptoms Without Surgery
By Amy Stein
Stop your pelvic pain . . . naturally!
If you suffer from an agonizing and emotionally stressful pelvic floor disorder, including pelvic pain, irritable bowel syndrome, endometriosis, prostatitis, incontinence, or discomfort during sex, urination, or bowel movements, it’s time to alleviate your symptoms and start healing–without drugs or surgery. Natural cures, in the form of exercise, nutrition, massage, and self-care therapy, focus on the underlying cause of your pain, heal your condition, and stop your pain forever.
The life-changing plan in this book gets to the root of your disorder with:
- A stretching, muscle-strengthening, and massage program you can do at home
- Guidelines on foods that will ease your discomfort
- Suggestions for stress- and pain-reducing home spa treatments
- Exercises for building core strength and enhancing sexual pleasure
A Headache in the Pelvis: A New Understanding and Treatment for Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndromes
By David Wise PhD, Rodney Anderson MD
This groundbreaking book describes the Wise-Anderson Protocol for muscle-related pelvic pain in men and women, a new and revolutionary treatment developed at Stanford University. The Wise-Anderson Protocol involves the treatment of muscle-related pelvic pain and dysfunction, variously diagnosed as prostatitis, chronic pelvic pain syndrome, pelvic floor dysfunction, pelvic floor myalgia, interstitial cystitis, urethral syndrome, levator ani syndrome, among other related diagnoses affecting some twenty million men and women in the United States. Specifically, The 6th edition of A Headache in the Pelvis adds new research recently published in the Journal of Urology done by the Wise-Anderson team describing the relationship of painful trigger points that refer and re-create specific symptoms of pelvic pain, new research done at Stanford on the relationship between early morning anxiety and those with pelvic pain, and firsthand stories from women who have undergone the Wise-Anderson Protocol, along with other new sections.
The Better Bladder Book: A Holistic Approach to Healing Interstitial Cystitis and Chronic Pelvic Pain
By Wendy L. Cohan
Bladder problems affect millions of people, and recovery is often difficult and incomplete. As a registered nurse, Wendy Cohan has provided health information and treatments for patients with a number of bladder conditions. She begins with a description of the anatomy and function of the urological system and the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of typical bladder problems. She lists frequently prescribed medications, explains how they work, and identifies their side effects. The bulk of the book picks up where medical treatment leaves off: the use of diet and herbs, regular exercise, stress and pain reduction techniques, and methods for better sleep are discussed. Cohan includes self-assessments, meal plans, herbal recipes, and a week-by-week recovery plan to create a complete holistic approach to bladder wellness. Information on specific diets, a review of the range of conditions that can cause pelvic pain, and a thorough guide to additional resources complete the book.
Dry All Night: The Picture Book Technique That Stops Bedwetting
By Alison Mack
Now available in paperback, Dry All Night uses the successful picture book technique that has made Alison Mack’s Toilet Learning a classic for parents and children worldwide to provide a safe and proven approach to the problem of bedwetting. 51 color and 13 black-and-white illustrations.
Explain Pain – Audio Book
By David Butler, PT and Dr. Lorimer Moseley
Three audio CDs totaling 3 hours.
Explain Pain by David Butler and Dr. Lorimer Moseley is an evidence-based book designed for therapists, patients, and students. It answers the most common questions asked by pain sufferers: ‘why do I hurt?’ and ‘what can I do for my pain?’ Written in simple language that anyone can understand, it encourages patients to move better and research shows that they will have less pain once they have understood its underlying causes.
Parenting Teens With Love And Logic (Updated and Expanded Edition)
By Foster Cline, Jim Fay
Parents need help to teach their teens how to make decisions responsibly–and do so without going crazy or damaging the relationship.
Parenting Teens with Love and Logic, from the duo who wrote Parenting with Love and Logic, empowers parents with the skills necessary to set limits, teach important skills, and encourage decision-making in their teenagers.
Covering a wide range of real-life issues teens face–including divorce, ADD, addiction, and sex–this book gives you the tools to help your teens find their identity and grow in maturity.
Parenting With Love And Logic (Updated and Expanded Edition)
By Foster Cline, Jim Fay
This parenting book shows you how to raise self-confident, motivated children who are ready for the real world. Learn how to parent effectively while teaching your children responsibility and growing their character.
Establish healthy control through easy-to-implement steps without anger, threats, nagging, or power struggles.
Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood: Practical Parenting from Birth to Six Years
By Jim Fay, Charles Fay
Parenting little ones can be exhausting…until you discover Love and Logic. Take the exhaustion out and put the fun into parenting your little one. If you want help with:
- Potty training
- Temper tantrums
- Hassle-free mornings
…and many other everyday challenges, then this book is for you! This book is the tool parents of little ones have been waiting for. America’s Parenting Experts Jim and Charles Fay, Ph.D., help you start your child off on the right foot. The tools in Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood will give you the building blocks you need to create children who grow up to be responsible, successful teens and adults. And as a bonus you will enjoy every stage of your child’s life and look forward to sharing a lifetime of joy with them.