Musings on women's health, sexuality, and empowerment.

Continuum Concept

By Chaya Aronson | January 8, 2013 | Comments Off on Continuum Concept

Welcome to Chaya’s blog. I figure now is as good a time as any to start writing about my reflections and experiences of pregnancy. I have been wanting to start a blog for a long time! I just read a book called Continuum Concept by Jean Liedloff. It knocked my socks off. I had the…

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By Chaya Aronson | September 20, 2012 | Comments Off on Anxiety

How can Maya Abdominal Massage alleviate anxiety? Many people consider this work, “uterine massage”. It is that, but it is so much more. The pelvic work, and I say “pelvic” instead of “uterine” because when we practice it with women, it is uterine work, but men can receive this work with great benefit as well.…

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Frequent Urination and Chronic Urinary Tract Infections

By Chaya Aronson | January 4, 2012 | Comments Off on Frequent Urination and Chronic Urinary Tract Infections

Many women come to see me for menstrual issues, and concurrently have bladder issues. Either they have frequent urination, recurrent bladder infections, or a condition called Interstitial Cystitis. Often times these symptoms occur because the uterus is tilted and applying excess pressure to the bladder, creating a situation where the bladder cannot hold as much…

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Painful Menses and Painful Ovulation

By Chaya Aronson | January 3, 2012 | Comments Off on Painful Menses and Painful Ovulation

Many women have pain during menses or pain during ovulation. Menstruation is a cyclical process that is governed by the anterior pituitary gland. If we think of this gland as a messenger, and the ovaries and uterus as the location to which the message be sent, we like to envision the path for the messenger…

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Tilted Uterus

By Chaya Aronson | December 30, 2011 | Comments Off on Tilted Uterus

Many women are told, casually, by their gynecologists that they have a “tilted uterus”, and that this is “normal”. It is, in fact, so common, that many anatomy and physiology textbook illustrations picture the uterus in a forward tilt. The forward tilt, anteverted, is the most common uterine malposition, though there are others, including retroverted,…

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