Whether you are newly diagnosed with Interstitial Cystitis or have been battling the disease for years, it is always important to educate yourself about how Interstitial Cystitis affects your body; find experts who are researching tools for treating the disease; and understand the mind/body/spirit connection that we all possess.
" Secret Suffering: How Women's Sexual and Pelvic Pain Affects their Relationships" by Susan Bilheimer and Dr. Robert J. Echenberg
"When Sex Hurts: A Woman's Guide to Banishing Sexual Pain" by Drs. Andrew Goldstein, Caroline Pukall, and Irwin Goldstein
"The Better Bladder Book: A Holistic Approach to Healing Interstitial Cystitis and Chronic Pelvic Pain" by Wendy Cohan, RN
"Rethinking Pasteur's Germ Theory" by Nancy Appleton
"Our Bodies, Ourselves: A New Edition for a New Era" by Boston Women's Health collective, & Judy Norsigian
"Herbal Antibiotics: Natural Alternatives for Treating Drug-Resistant Bacteria" by Stephen Harrod Buhner
"Silent Spring" by Rachel Carson
"Well Women: Healing the Female Body Through Traditional Chinese Medicine" by Marie E. Cargill
"What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Premenopause" John R. Lee, M.D., Jesse Hanley, M.D., Virginia Hopkins
"The Patient's Encyclopedia of Urinary Tract Infection, Sexual Cystitis, and Interstitial Cystitis" by Angela Kilmartin & Geoffrey Chamberlain
"Vaginas: An Owners Manual" by Dr. Carol Livoti and Elizabeth Topp
"Why People Don't Heal and How they Can" by Caroline Myss, Ph.D.
"Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom" by Christiane Northrup, M.D.
"The Omnivore's Dilemma" by Michael Pollan
"Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome" by Daniel A. Shoskes, M.D.
"To Wake in Tears: Understanding Interstitial Cystitis" by Catherine M. Simone
"Along the Healing Path: Recovering from Interstitial Cystitis" by Catherine M. Simone
"Awakening Through the Tears: Interstitial Cystitis and the Mind/Body/Spirit Connection" by Catherine M. Simone
"The V Book: A Doctor's Guide to Complete Vulvovaginal Health" by Elizabeth G. Stewart, M.D.
"Natural Health, Natural Medicine" by Andrew Weil, M.D.
"Solving the Interstitial Cystitis Puzzle: A Natural Guide to Healing" by Amrit K. Willis
"A Headache in the Pelvis" by David Wise
"Vagina: A New Biography" by Naomi Wolf
"The Pain Chronicles: Cures, Mythis, Mysteries, Prayers, Diaries, Brain Scans, Healing, and the Science of Suffering" by Melanie Thernstrom
"Heal Pelvic Pain" by Amy Stein