Jan’s pioneering methods were brought to light in a preliminary research study, which was presented at the 2001 International Headache Congress and published in the International Journal of Headache: Cephalalgia (May 2001, Abstracts). The retrospective pilot study of the Mundo Program, published as “The Cost-Effectiveness of a Prophylactic Migraine Program as Contrasted to Pharmacological Migraine Treatment,” by Wilson, Keller, McCloud, Mundo, and Lee, looked at seventy-eight migraine patients who completed the six-week self-care program through their health maintenance organization.

The class consisted of one two-hour-class per week, plus at-home assignments and practices. The study found that the participants, who had a median of 19 headache years, achieved a remarkable 41% reduction in their headaches, reduced relief medications by 52%, with 97% reporting they felt better, more educated about, and more in control of their migraines.

View the 2001IHC Poster Session Abstract Handout (pdf).

View the 2001IHC research poster (pdf).

View the abstract published in Cephalalgia, pages 368-369 (pdf).

Addendum: Data submitted in abstract, 2/1/01, indicated a 65% reduction. Revised data as of 6/1/01 show a 41% reduction. The research poster and handout reflect this latest data analysis. This was a non-sponsored study.