Supplements to support trans men while taking testosterone, including liver and cardiovascular heart health
Endometriosis, LGBT Inclusion For Providers, Prism Blog, Self Care for Trans Health, Surgical Recovery & Scars

Supplements for Surgery

Supplements and Surgery: You most likely know already that there are certain supplements and medications that you should avoid before surgery. Mostly these are supplements and medications that can cause excess bleeding, as well as those that can interfere with the anesthesia. Surgeons’ opinions vary on which medications and supplements are okay and when to … Continue reading

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Endometriosis, Hormone Regulation, Menopause and Andropause, Prism Blog, Self Care for Trans Health, Surgical Recovery & Scars

Fiber Fiber Fiber!

  Everyone knows fiber is important, but do you know why? You've probably heard that fiber is a good way to maintain regular bowel movements. Maybe you've even heard about its possible role in preventing colon cancer or that fiber is beneficial for immunity. You may not know that fiber can balance your hormones too! Fiber … Continue reading

Endometriosis, Prism Blog, Self Care for Trans Health, Surgical Recovery & Scars

Opening The Four Gates

One of the most common balancing and stress-relieving treatments is called "The Four Gates" and it's just four points: two by your thumbs and two by your big toes.  It seems so simple, but it feels powerful! The 4 gates circulate energy throughout your body, improving your circulation, and releasing pain and stress out of the body. It works … Continue reading

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Endometriosis, LGBT Inclusion For Providers, Menopause and Andropause, Prism Blog, Self Care for Trans Health, Surgical Recovery & Scars

Treating Post-Surgical Constipation

photo credit: Practical Cures on flickr CC Constipation is extremely common post-surgery, especially in combination with constipating pain killers, less physical activity, and irregular fluid and food intake. Often a bowel movement is required before a hospital will let a patient go home, so encouraging this process is especially beneficial to get you home sooner. … Continue reading

Scar reduction therapy
Endometriosis, LGBT Inclusion For Providers, Menopause and Andropause, Prism Blog, Self Care for Trans Health, Surgical Recovery & Scars

Acupuncture for Scar Treatment

Why Should We Treat Scars? Scars may not only be cosmetically undesirable, but may also have an impact on the health of the individual. This is especially true for very large scars; scars with abnormal coloration, lumpiness, numbness, tingling, itchiness, heat or cold sensations, achiness or pain, tenderness to touch, and muscle restriction. Such scars and associated adhesions … Continue reading

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Menopause and Andropause, Prism Blog, Surgical Recovery & Scars

10 Reasons LGBTQ Seniors Should Get Acupuncture

LGBT older people face significant health disparities, "linked to a lifetime of stigma, discrimination, violence and victimization; higher poverty rates; a lack of access to LGBT-competent providers; and low rates of health insurance coverage” (Out & Visible). Therefore, LGBTQ older adults need even more access to healthcare. Acupuncture helps to protect the immune system and … Continue reading