Common IC Diet
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Books, CDs, and DVDs
Supplements for IC
many natural things you can do to calm bladder symptoms and
relieve tender body parts. Take three deep breaths, do
progressive relaxation, or take a warm bath in Epsom salts or
baking soda. People also find relief with heat pads and
sometimes cold packs. The key is to have an emergency kit,
keeping some of these items on hand at all times, remembering to
pack extras in your purse, desk, or car for use in bladder
emergencies. As always, check with your physician before trying
any of these products.
IC patient Kara's trick to making ice packs out of preemie
Bravo, Kara, for a brilliant solution to a common problem:
also want to give these
items a try:
Bodi Heat Stick-on Pads
(product varies per merchant)
throw a couple of these in my travel bags. These heating pads
that last for 12 hours, are light and adhere to the outside of
your undergarment. These pads are perfect for situations where
you don't have access to electricity or power. You can wear them
all day at work with no cords attached. They are perfect for car
rides, plane flights or even a trip around town. It is odorless
Microwavable Rice Heating Pad
I have one
and I LOVE it! It is easy to use and the lavender smell is
soothing. It is very portable. Do you live in the north like me
and hate getting into a cold car in the winter? Heat it up
before long car rides. All-natural rice heating pads are a
great way to relieve stress and chronic pain. Simply microwave
for 1-2 minutes and enjoy the warmth and heat for up to 45
use Hot or Cold
Pad is designed specifically for women & girls who suffer from
chronic pelvic pain from interstitial cystitis (IC), adhesions,
endometriosis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), menstrual cramps,
With seven compartmentalized sections and "kick stand" bottom,
the pad design provides even heating or cooling and a shape that
doesn't shift while gently hugging the pelvic area. Covered with
supple polyester fleece that is super soft against the skin.
patients' symptoms respond to cold compresses better than heat.
You may want to experiment with both. May be soothing after
intimacy. Always follow instructions carefully on product and
for Urinary Discomfort
Urinary Pain Relief Tablets contains the same medication
prescribed by doctors for fast relief of urinary discomfort.
Read product description and warnings at point of purchase.
Always check with your physician before adding or changing
medications. Never disregard or delay seeking medical advice.
Purchasing via the links below can help support this website,
however the same medication is available in generic form from
many common pharmacies. That is good to know if you are ever on
the road and get a flare! NOTE: Amazon also sells various
Imagery for Women with Pelvic Pain or Interstitial Cystitis
This CD was
created by a Nurse Practitioner working with women with IC and
pelvic pain at William Beaumont Hospital (Michigan), one of the
premiere IC research & clinical care centers in the USA today.
The imagery on the CD is specific for pain, frequency and
In a research study using this CD, more than 45% of the group
using this CD twice a day was moderately or markedly improved.
In addition, pain scores and urgency significantly decreased in
Molecules of Emotion
Candace Pert, PhD
There is a science to feeling good!
Although we have fought the idea that IC and related diseases
are all in someone's head, we do know that stressful situations
can really hurt our bodies. The good news is that positive
experiences and positive emotions can reduce pain and even lead
to healing in our bodies.
Everything You Need to Know to Feel Go(o)d
Candace Pert, PhD believes that feeling
good and feeling God is the same thing. Dr. Pert is an
incredible writer, weaving her personal journey toward wellness
with the science of the body-mind connection. This is Pert's
most recent book...much like Molecules of Emotion but easier to
read. Very very good!!
Psychosomatic Wellness (AudioBook)
Candace Pert, PhD
If our bodies are in a state of constant
vibration, can the right music "tune" our cells to good health?
Dr. Candace Pert's research has revealed that it can. Pert
combines her scientific brilliance and spiritual intuition to
create Psychosomatic Wellness--music and meditations for
relaxation, rejuvenation, and personal healing.
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