Comments about A Headache In the Pelvis
"This is the book to read before you contemplate surgery,
drugs or resign yourself to continue to suffer with chronic
pelvic pain. Return to health is possible. By transcending
the simplistic mechanical solutions, Drs. Wise and Anderson
have developed an innovative clinical protocol that works."
Erik Peper, Ph.D.
Professor and Director,
Institute for Holistic Healing Studies
California State University, San Francisco
Past President, Biofeedback Society of America
Author of Make Health Happen
"A Headache In the Pelvis is a lamp in the dark human
suffering of chronic pelvic pain. This book is a precious
document that will help many people."
Robert Blum, M.D.
Director, North Bay Pain Center
Former Chief, Department of Neurosurgery
Marin General Hospital
Marin County, California
"Many pelvic pain patients go from doctor to doctor, specialist
to specialist without improvement, often feeling abandoned.
A majority of patients with chronic pelvic pain do not respond
to conventional therapies (antibiotics and anti-inflammatories)
leaving a huge void. Drs Wise and Anderson offer a therapeutic
option that can bring relief to many."
Bart Gershbein, M.D.
Department of Urology
University of California School of Medicine
San Francisco, California
"A Headache In the Pelvis is a very important contribution
to understanding and treating pelvic pain. It is also an illuminating
discussion of the relationship of mental and physical interaction
in the production of disease, and an approach to a truly comprehensive
treatment of illness that has relevance to a whole range of
Donald L. Fink, M.D.
University of California, San Francisco
School of Medicine
"The work described here by Drs. Wise and Anderson is at
the forefront of the understanding and treatment of chronic
pelvic pain syndromes like prostatitis. Their approach sees
the big picture of these disorders and breaks new ground in
our understanding of the subtlety of the mind-body continuum."
A.S. Hadland, M.D.
Director Integrative Medicine
Pain Management Service
"A Headache In the Pelvis is a book which casts an
entirely new light upon the serious problem of chronic pelvic
pain, and introduces a treatment that offers hope and relief
to the many who suffer from it. It is surely "must reading"
for all who must deal with this debilitating problem as well
as all who attempt to treat it."
Martin F. Schwartz, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor
Department of Surgery
NYU School of Medicine
"It is important for the patient to learn all he can about
his disease especially if he has prostatitis/CPPS. That is
difficult because doctors seldom agree on either the cause,
cure or treatment. The information contained in A Headache
In the Pelvis will be essential for these patients."
President of The Prostatitis Foundation
"This compelling understanding of chronic pelvic pain syndromes
offers a new and pioneering approach to its alleviation."
Frank Werblin, Ph.D.
"I suffered from prostatitis/CPPS
for 3 years and my life became absolutely miserable. I received
4 different diagnoses from 4 urologists, tried over 20 prescription
medications, vitamins and herbs and underwent several very
uncomfortable and expensive procedures, all of which did
hardly anything to help my symptoms which had slowly been
increasing in intensity over time (sound
familiar?) Eventually I met one of the authors of this book,
David Wise, and he taught me the techniques described in
the book. Slowly I began to heal myself, without any medication.
Six months later my symptoms were diminished significantly
and nine months later I felt I was healed. It is now 2 1/2
years after I first started to practice these methods and
I feel that I have been freed of this horrific condition.
I cannot recommend this book highly enough for those who
are still suffering. There are many schools of thought regarding
this syndrome and I studied all of them obsessively at one
time. I feel very strongly however that over the coming years
the ideas in this book will eclipse the other models of this
disease and come to be recognized as the most powerful methods
for dealing with it as more and more people are seen to have
solid and long-lasting benefits. Mine is not the last testimonial
you will see. I should say however that it is not a simple
or quick solution and it requires a lot of devotion, but
chances are the end-result will be your freedom. Best of
luck, do not abandon hope until you have given these methods
your most sincere effort."
Professor of Neuroscience
University of California, Berkeley
Reader review on Amazon (submitted 7/22/03)
"This book is something different something not seen
before in the field of Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain. This
book will take you to a place you have never been before
within Prostatitis / Chronic Pelvic Pain syndrome. The relaxation
techniques, exercise and myofascial/trigger point release
all are outlined and explained in great detail. Examples
used to explain various points are truly excellent and enlightening.
Pick up this book and you will be taken into a world of relaxation
calm and above all a way to possibly ease your symptoms.
The authors have created a new portal into the condition
and offer you through the book just what they do to help
sufferers get better. Lay back relax and you will not be
able to put this book down. To suddenly be aware of your
pelvic pain in the ways outlined in this hardback book is
a truly enlightening experience. This time last year we could
not have dreamed it possible to see a book like this on the
book shelf. One of the authors of this book tells you about
his own 22 year struggle (which he won) with CPPS (a heache
in the pelvis) so it's from a sufferers perspective at times
you will often say to yourself YES I feel like that when
reading this book and smile simply because you will feel
one thing; the authors understand my problem. Every UK Urologist
should read this book if you can afford it you may wish to
buy your Doctor a copy."
The British Prostatitis Support Association