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Alternative Women's Health through Midwifery

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Alternative Approaches

Alternative and complementary medicine recognizes the intimate unity of the mind with the body's immune, endocrine, and nervous systems. This relationship illustrates how the structure and function of one system within the human body is dependent upon all other systems within the body. The alternative and complementary medical approach to women's health is to treat these systems as one, facilitating the body's innate ability to heal itself and to restore intrinsic cycles through noninvasive, natural therapies for symptom and diseases.

Conventional Approaches

Diversity in medical choices for prevention and treatment modalities are of utmost importance in the mainstream maintenance of health. Generally, conventional medicine focuses on the treatment of symptoms rather than teaching healthy living and awareness of the body's natural tendency towards health. This approach views the woman's natural physiological processes, such as menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause, as conditions requiring medical treatment.

Although conventional medicine is effective in the extensive field of women's health, there are other approaches that may also be used to support women's intrinsic cycles and to facilitate the body's natural course of healing.

Alternative Women's Health, Videos

Interview with Christiane Northrup (Part I) - Women's Health and Wellness

Internationally known for her empowering approach to women's health and wellness, Dr. Northrup is a leading proponent of medicine and healing that acknowledges the unity of the mind and body, as well as the powerful role of the human spirit in creating health. Following a career as a practicing physician in obstetrics and gynecology for over 25 years, Dr. Northrup has dedicated her lifework to helping women (and the men who love them) learn how to flourish on all levels by creating health, prosperity, and pleasure in their lives.

Christiane Northrup Interview (Part II) Cont'd. - Women's Health and Wellness

In 1998, Dr. Northrup continued to gain national recognition with her first two public television specials Women's Bodies, Women's Minds and Women's Bodies, Women's Choices. One can see that Dr. Northrup "walks her talk," especially when she first put her own personal truth on paper in 1994 in her first book Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom (Bantam). This groundbreaking reference of raw facts and intriguing case histories became a New York Times bestseller, has sold more than 1.9 million copies, and has been translated into 17 languages.