Category: Pelvic pain

Pelvic Organ Prolapse: More common than we think

Do you feel pressure or heaviness between your legs?   Have you ever had the strange sensation that something is falling out of your vagina?   Does your vagina look or feel different since having a baby?  Have you changed the way you urinate or have bowel movements to complete one?


Is pelvic pain preventing a better sex life?

What’s worse than dealing with a pain in the ass?  Dealing with pelvic pain! You’re not alone.  Chronic pelvic pain, also known as vaginal pain, perineal pain, ‘pain down there’, or pelvic floor muscle pain, is a common problem. It affects approximately one in seven women. In one study of reproductive-aged women in primary care […]


A look at pelvic floor therapy from Gail O’Neill

The following article was written by Gail O’Neill, PT, a specialist in pelvic floor physical therapy at ShiftPT in New York City. ShiftPT and Gail are friends of the YinOva Center, and offer valuable information and care to our community. Finally, your bundle of joy has arrived! Those first several weeks just seem to fly […]


Ovarian Cysts & Traditional Chinese Medicine

Ovarian cysts are small fluid-filled sacs that develop in a woman’s ovaries.  Most cysts are harmless, but some may cause problems such as rupturing, bleeding, or pain; and surgery may be required to remove the cyst(s). In Traditional Chinese Medicine cysts are considered an accumulation of phlegm and/or blood stagnation.  This is predominantly a Yin […]


Endometriosis – A Chinese Medicine Approach

Endometriosis is one of the leading causes of pelvic pain we see here at the YinOva Center. It can seriously affect a woman’s ability to conceive and can also cause uncomfortable, heavy or irregular periods. Sometimes there are no symptoms associated with endometriosis and it is only discovered when a woman seeks treatment for infertility. […]


Self-help Strategies for Women with Uterine Fibroids

Jan was a 35 year old woman who came to see me because her periods were so heavy that she had been diagnosed with anemia. Carla was a 45 year old woman whose abdomen protruded so much that her friend had mistakenly thought she was pregnant. Lauren was a 39 year old woman who was having difficulty […]