I was honored to present a clinical, mind-body perspective about migraine in a panel presentation at the NIH HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-term℠) Initiative’s Myofascial Pain Workshop (virtual) on September 16-17, 2020.The HEAL initiative is exploring ways to help end the U.S. opioid epidemic with non-drug therapies.
Myofascial pain is prevalent in migraine patients, and my presentation introduced a “Targeted Transcranial Touch Therapy for Migraine” (aka Mundo Method) and research about the intersection of touch, tactile attention, fascia, pain, and the brain.
The presenters, clinicians, researchers, and scientists hailed from preeminent universities, colleges, medical centers, and the NIH to discuss the properties of musculoskeletal pain, fascia, the nervous system, and cutting-edge imaging and measurement technologies with a view toward understanding and measuring myofascial pain.
I’m honored to have been invited to serve as a panelist (Panel 1) in a groundbreaking, virtual NCCIH/NIH HEAL Initiative Workshop on Myofascial Pain. I’ll be bringing my perspective and experience of working with headache and neck pain. It’s free and open to the public (with registration) and, with stellar speakers in the fields of fascia, pain, imaging, research, and science, promises to be interesting for anyone drawn to the topic and its current scientific explorations. More info and registration at the link below:
Register now for an NIH Helping to End Addiction Long-Term Initiative (#nihHEALInitiative) Workshop on Myofascial Pain taking place virtually on Wednesday, September 16 and Thursday, September 17. Experts in the field will present in-depth analyses of the state of science of myofascial pain, current usage of technologies (e.g., methodologies) and their limitations, current technologies to be adapted for myofascial pain biomarker imaging or recording, and emerging technologies and methodologies. Learn more and register: https://go.usa.gov/xf9As.
This workshop is jointly organized by the NCCIH and the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering. NIH partners include the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development/National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research, the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
Childhood abuse and trauma produce hormonal & gene changes that affect children into adulthood. Wonderfully clear article about current research being conducted on stress hormones. http://to.pbs.org/1s7ubUo Many of my headache/migraine clients have experienced trauma and abuse, and I find that it underlies their bodily tension, mood, and mindset about their health and lives in general.
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