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A Headache in the Pelvis, 6th Edition
and Paradoxical Relaxation

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"After reading over the 6th edition of “A Headache in the Pelvis,” all I can say is “Wow”…Drs. Wise and Anderson have done it again! This has truly become the “Bible” for patients, both men and women, who suffer from pelvic floor muscle dysfunction. The book demystifies a condition that is so frequently overlooked and often mistreated in clinical practice. It empowers the patient to be their own caregiver; while it encourages partnerships with clinicians who can be tremendously helpful in the patient’s path to symptom improvement.  “A Headache in the Pelvis” is on the top of my recommendation list."

Robert Moldwin, MD
Author,  The Interstitial Cystitis Survival Guide

“This is a book that helps patients empower themselves in their own healing. With this book, patients learn how to gain control ov er their chronic pelvic pain. It is not a hocus-pocus solution, it is a long-term program that must be adapted into one’s daily routine. I have witnessed firsthand how patients willing to change their behavior have been able to find healing…When I see patients after they’ve read the book I can often see a change in their faces. To  understand that we have the ability to affect our own healing process can be life changing.”

Ragi Doggweiler, MD
Associate Professor
Director of Neuro-Urology and Integrative Medicine, Division of Urology
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN


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“This book that David Wise has written on relaxation training clearly is not an abstract rendering of a theoretical position, but the record of lessons personally learned, and here taught. Dr. Wise has distinguished himself by co-developing a successful treatment for chronic pelvic pain syndromes at Stanford University called the Wise-Anderson ProtocolParadoxical Relaxation is a careful exploration of one of the methods of this innovative protocol and a departure from conventional relaxation training for anxiety."

Alan Leveton, M.D.
Associate Clinical Professor
Pediatrics and Psychiatry (retired)
University of California, School of Medicine, 
San Francisco


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