Mechanotransduction and Fibroid Formation

Mechanotransduction and Fibroid Formation

ECM stiffness has a direct effect on fibroid formation and growth…ECM stiffness is generated by hyperproduction of collagen. “Fibrosis is initiated by many triggers which injure a cell, such as extravasation of blood into tissues, oxidative stress, infection, and chronic inflammation.”

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Under The Hood (Laparoscopic Video)

Under The Hood (Laparoscopic Video)

I just had to share this video. A physician captures beautiful views of the uterus, bowels, gall bladder and diaphragm during laparoscopic surgery. Notice the connections between the bladder and uterus. Also seen in this video are endometrial implants (when the lining of the womb grows outside of the uterus), varicose veins, and adenomyosis (endometrial tissue inside the muscle of the uterus).

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Walking Like a Duck- Foot Alignment

Walking Like a Duck- Foot Alignment

Foot turn out is not the position our feet are designed to bear our weight in. If we walk with our feet turned out it creates unnecessary stress on the joints. Below I outline the smart way to correct your walking like a duck habit.

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Menstrual Pain Survey

Menstrual Pain Survey

I’d like to hear from you and your uterus. Please take this quick 10 question survey to help me understand how I can better serve you and your womb. 🙂 It shouldn’t take longer than five minutes to complete.

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Your Feet Do NOT Grow During Pregnancy

Your Feet Do NOT Grow During Pregnancy

There is a common belief that feet grow during pregnancy. The fact is they don’t actually “grow”. The bones don’t get longer, the organization of the bones is what changes depending on how you are standing. This forward weight position also affects your pelvic floor, low back, knees and increases your chance of diastasis recti.

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My Uterus Hates Skinny Jeans

My Uterus Hates Skinny Jeans

I used to have an anteflexed uterus that pushed on my bladder. I’d have to get up a couple of times a night to pee, but not a lot of pee would come out compared to the urgency I experienced.
I corrected the position of my tipped uterus using the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®, but I would find that after riding my bike the uterus would flex forward onto my bladder again.

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Visceral Manipulation™ The Thorax

Visceral Manipulation™ The Thorax

As of June 2015 I’ve completed the fourth level of Visceral Manipulation™ (VM4) training through the Barral Institute. In VM 4 we learned techniques for releasing restrictions in the thoracic cavity (lungs, heart, pleura, diaphragm) as well as the cervical fascia, ribs, clavicles, esophagus, trachea and bronchus. Visceral Manipulation™ was developed by world-renowned French Osteopath Jean-Pierre Barral.

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3 Quick Tips For Womb Health (video)

3 Quick Tips For Womb Health (video)

Three quick tips in under three minutes for uterine health. So, simple everyone can do these. Make sure you transition wisely to totally flat shoes to give your tissues time to adapt. Check out the book, Whole Body Barefoot: Transitioning Well to Minimal Footwear by...

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Anteflexed Uterus

Anteflexed Uterus

The following video is a demonstration of anteflexed uterus and how it can affect the bladder. “The bladder, uterus, and rectum are physically and functionally related. Incontinence, cystitis, or cystalgia are often due to uterine malpositioning of three types: uterine anteversion and anteflextion: the body and to a lesser extent the cervix press hard against the bladder, increasing bladder pressure at

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Hi, I'm Barbara Loomis. I specialize in several forms of abdominal therapies for reproductive and digestive health. What lights me up is to see people connect with the inner beauty and wisdom of their bodies.

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