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For Women, PA and Elizabeth Motyka, M.D are pleased to announce the publication of Dr. Motyka’s latest book, The Beginners’ 10 Step Guide to the Sexual Universe. For years, many of Dr. Motyka’s patients have sent their daughters to her when they reached the cusp of sexuality for counseling, health care and for written information that would help make sexual experiences safe and happy. As Dr. Motyka studied the research on First Sexual Initiation (FSI) she learned that although more than half of men rank their FSI as positive, more than half of women rank theirs as “disappointing or disastrous.” Taking both the need of women and the trust of her patients to heart, Dr. Motyka designed and wrote this book for women beginning their sexual journeys or women who are beginning them again. This book is intended to be a guide to the sexual universe and to a lifetime of happy, healthy and fulfilling experiences.
The Beginner’s 10 Step Guide to the Sexual Universe defines how readers can learn to: discover when they are ready, follow their own sexual path, set the ground rules, play, get to know their inner "Venus," experience self-pleasuring, learn about the normal ways men’s and women’s sexual response cycles differ, get in the mood, try genital touch and orgasm with a partner, and have vaginal intercourse in a planned and conscious way.
“ Dr. Motyka's sensitivity and clarity will help make a young woman’s first sexual experience pleasurable and pain-free both physically and emotionally! The explicit information demystifies the normal female sexual response diminishing anxiety and fear. In a sex positive way, she bolsters a young woman's right to pleasure, need for safety, and desire for relational connection as she discovers and shares her erotic self. " -Laurie Watson, LMFT, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, Author of Wanting Sex Again.
It is available through most major bookstores, online and at Dr. Motyka's office. Copies are sold in the office for $16.95.
Dr. Motyka's first book is helpful for anyone having surgery.
This is the ultimate guide to maximizing the body's ability to heal for anyone who is planning for or recovering from surgery, injury or pregnancy.
By understanding the body's marvelous ability to repair and rebuild itself, we can prepare and fine–tune our bodies to optimize our healing potential post surgery. THE RAPID RECOVERY HANDBOOK will provide an understanding of the healing process and the essential tools to make sure self–healing mechanisms are in top working order, covering every repair–related detail a patient needs to know from the planning–for–surgery period through the late stages of recovery at home. Written for a variety of patients dealing with a wide scope of surgeries and injuries, THE RAPID RECOVERY HANDBOOK reveals three practical factors that account for the individualized nature of recovery: nutrition and botanical support (the primary way to prepare for surgery and to enhance healing from injury), physical support (including such beneficial therapies as massage, acupuncture, Reiki, hydrotherapy and others) and mind–body support (including hypnosis and mindful breathing to address the stress response). Complete with a foreword by Dr. Mehmet Oz, the book also has several appendices for lay and science–savvy readers alike.
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To address our unique population of clients we have composed the most prevalent concerns seen here at our office as well as information for guidance.
Menopausal and female climacteric state/Hormone replacement therapy/Postmenopausal atrophic vaginitis: Women who are peri-menopausal (entering menopause) or post-menopausal (have gone a full year without a menstrual cycle) can experience a variety of symptoms due to low estrogen, progesterone, and or testosterone. Some women can experience mood changes, night sweats, and insomnia while others may present with migraines and or hot flashes during the day. Due to lack of estrogen both systemically and vaginally some women also appear in our office with post-menopausal atrophic vaginitis. This is vaginal itching and tearing of the skin that can occur due to a lack of estrogen in the vaginal tissue. To address these concerns, we provide women with holistic remedies to help with their symptoms as well as bioidentical hormones for hormone replacement therapy.
Hypothyroidism: Having an underactive thyroid is known as hypothyroidism. Women who present to the office with hypothyroidism may have changes in their heart rate, body temperature, and metabolism. Common symptoms include weight gain, fatigue, hair loss, sensitivity to cold, muscle weakness, and depression. To assess thyroid function we use a comprehensive thyroid hormone panel. These are done to evaluate the thyroid gland function and should it be low treatment includes administration of natural thyroid hormones (derived from beef or pork) or synthetic thyroid hormones. We also use nutritional assessments of iodine and other nutrients to support thyroid function. We also have the option to use metabolic breath testing to assess metabolism.
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"So many women rate their first sexual experiences as disappointing or disastrous. Research has shown that first sexual experiences are more likely to be positive, when the woman becoming sexual: plans the experience, is in a longer relationship with her partner, uses contraception, has a positive body image, and has heard positive messages about sex. This book helps a person learn how to have positive first experiences and a meaningful sexual journey through her lifetime"
Women's Health Education Quarterly Lecture Series
This series is on hold during the pandemic
Healthy Weight / Good Nutrition Program
Dr. Motyka believes good nutrition is an important way to promote health. She offers a program to help patients maintain a healthy weight and obtain good nutrition. The program includes individual appoints to review strategies, basal metabolic tests, supplements when indicated, referrals to Nutritionists, and referrals to therapists with expertise in body image and relationships with food.