Women and Pain : Why it Hurts and What You Can Do
Mark YoungISBN: 078688679X;
Amazon.com"Women feel more pain than men," writes Mark Allen Young, M.D., F.A.C.P. "We now know that there are profound, gender-based differences in how women and men perceive pain." Likewise, pain treatment that works for one gender may be ineffective for the other. In Women and Pain , Young offers conventional plus complementary pain-relief options for many ailments common to women: PMS, headaches, foot pain, backaches, joint pain, and many more. His recommended therapies include herbs, dietary recommendations, recipes, supplements, homeopathy, exercise, mind-body techniques, and "do-it-yourself" aids such as baths, self-massage, and reflexology. Young, a physiatrist (physician board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation) and a licensed acupuncturist, illustrates and personalizes his points with frequent anecdotes from his practice. "Given how much we know about pain, it's scandalous that women suffer needlessly," writes Young. Even though women feel more pain...
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