Barbara Poczyniak, R.Ac Registered Acupuncturist
An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac within the ovary or on its surface. Cysts on the ovaries can be a fairly common occurrence, they are often harmless and will dissolve on their own. Others may cause discomfort or pain if they rupture and bleed. If your doctor has recently advised that you have cysts its a good idea to ask the type, the size and on which ovary. Surgery is usually not considered necessary if the cyst is within a certain size range but it also depends on if it is filled with fluid, solid or a mix of both. Many physicians prefer to first monitor the size of cysts before moving on to surgery.
Barbara Poczyniak, R.Ac, Reg. Acupuncturist
Pain during intercourse or foreplay is also known as dyspareunia. It is surprisingly common among women and may occur at different stages of life for different reasons. In the landmark “Sex in America” survey it was estimated that 20% of women experience dyspareunia. Other estimates are even higher, reporting that up to 3 out of 4 women will experience this type of pain at some time in their lives. Does this affect you and if so, how to find help?
Barbara Poczyniak, R.Ac, Registered Acupuncturist
"Everything old is new again" – as the saying goes. Pelvic Steaming – also known as vaginal steaming, yoni steams or “bajos” in the Latin American cultural tradition – has recently been featured in magazines and celebrity blog posts. While some are quick to critique the value of this only as a 'bizarre' beauty treatment, the healing history of pelvic steaming is embedded in traditional women's medicine of a number of cultures worldwide. What are the potential health benefits and how to decide if this is for you?
Barbara Poczyniak, R.Ac, Registered Acupuncturist & Arvigo Therapy® Practitioner
What does it mean when your uterus becomes displaced? How common is this and should you be worried about it?
As it turns out it may be more common than you think, but it is not something most women are aware of. The uterus is at a woman's centre. How can a displaced uterus affect her health and wellbeing?
Barbara Poczyniak, R.Ac, Reg. Acupuncturist & Arvigo Therapy® Practitioner
Affecting an estimated 4-10% of women worldwide, endometriosis is an all too common disease in which cells from the uterus lining begin to grow outside the uterine cavity, usually in the abdominal area. Symptoms vary depending on a number of different factors, but severe pelvic pain is reported by many women suffering from this disease.
Hi, I'm Barbara Poczyniak. Registered Acupuncturist practicing in Toronto.