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I strongly believe that the key to healing is self education. If you are very lucky help will come to you by sitting and waiting for it. However, if you are like most of us you will need to take charge, get out there and get that help for yourself. You know this because you are here. Now keep going. Keep learning. You can do it!!!

Following are some reading materials that can help, 
and you can find them very easily on Amazon. 

Interstitial Cystitis Books

To Wake in Tears: Understanding Interstitial Cystitis
Catherine Simone
I don't know where I would be today without this book. Cath's inspiring story of courage gives hope to all. Lot's of great healing tips!
Along the Healing Path : Recovering from Interstitial Cystitis
Catherine Simone
These two are Cath's follow up books to the first. Also enjoyable reading but I recommend starting with the her first book to fully appreciate her story.
Angela Kilmartin
Excellent reading! Lots of good tips. This is where I learned about bottle washing for hygiene to help to prevent infection.
The Patient's Encyclopaedia of Urinary Tract Infection, Sexual Cystitis and Interstitial Cystitis
by Angela Kilmartin, Geoffrey Chamberlain
Angela's latest book and one she recommends as more current and even better than her previous publication, Cystitis.
Solving the Interstitial Cystitis Puzzle: A Guide to Natural Healing
Amrit Willis
Not a technique I have used, but I have gotten quite a bit of positive feedback on it through the hundreds of emails I receive. Some seem to do well with it.
The Yeast Connection : A Medical Breakthrough
William G. Crook
Very helpful start in understanding yeast related illnesses and how to heal.
The Yeast Connection Cookbook: A Guide to Good Nutrition and Better Health
William G. Crook, Marjorie Hurt, R.N. Jones, Marge H. Jones, Cynthia Crook
Recipes to help in finding variety while on the anti-yeast diet.
What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause:Break- Through Bk Natural Progestero
John R. Lee
If you feel your IC problems are hormone related this is an excellent book. Fabulous for educating yourself on the hormonal processes of the body and hormone related problems. He also has a book on Pre-menopause.
Say Goodbye to Illness
Dr. Devi S. Nampudripad
This book talks about an allergy elimination technique created by Dr. Nampudripad called NAET. No treatment is guaranteed (this one included), however I have spoken to many that this technique has worked for. One healed IC friend of mine could not even leave the house due to serious sensitivities prior to this treatment.
The Food Allergy Cure : A New Solution to Food Cravings, Obesity, Depression, Headaches, Arthritis, andFatigue
Dr. Ellen Cutler
This book talks about a technique very similar to NAET called Bioset. I am told it is also very good.
The Interstitial Cystitis Survival Guide: Your Guide to the Latest Treatment Options and Coping Strategies
Dr. Robert Moldwin
Good book for education on conventional medicine's theories and approaches to IC.
Overcoming Bladder Disorders: Compassionate Authoritative Medical and Self-Help Solutions for Incontinence, Cystitis, Interstitial Cystitis, Prostate
Rebecca Chalker & Kristene Whitmore, MD
Good book for education on conventional medicine's theories and approaches to IC and other bladder related disorders.
Patient to Patient : Managing Interstitial Cystitis & Overlapping Conditions
Gaye Grissom Sandler, Andrew B. Sandler
Covers a broad spectrum of IC related topics such as diet, exercise, massage, traditional treatments, research, accompanying conditions and more.
Cystitis: A Time to Heal with Yoga & Accupressure, An Eight Week Exercise Program with Special Information on Interstitial Cystitis & Urethral Syndrome
Emmey A. Ripoll, Dawn R. Mahowald
To be honest I have not read this one but so many people ask me about exercises that can help IC, so I though perhaps this could be useful.

Self Help Books & Spirituality

Talking to Heaven: A Medium's Message of Life After Death
James Van Praagh
Illness can often awaken you to what we all know but often dread facing. That our lives on this earth are not forever. If like me, your IC has brought you to question the pain and suffering often felt in life then I highly recommend this book. I hope it will bring you the peace and understanding it gave me.
Saved by the Light
Dannion Brinkley
This is a wonderful book about a man's near death experience and his spiritual awakening. I could barely put it down. Another book that brought me great peace and understanding.
You Can't Afford the Luxury of a Negative Thought (The Life 101 Series)
Peter McWilliams
The process of healing IC is a great roller coaster ride with many ups and downs. This book can help you to build the mental strength that you will need to keep pushing forward in your journey to wellness.

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