NCCIH – NIH HEAL Initiative Myofascial Pain Workshop: Researching Pain, Fascia, and Non-Drug Therapies – Open to the Public

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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.

Hands-on Headache Healing

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“Go ahead and close your eyes” I said in a calm, soft voice. “I’m just going to put my hands on your head.” I draped one hand delicately on the front of her head, the other on the back. My fingers listened for and were drawn to a pulsation. Stronger than a regular pulse, it had an electrical quality, almost like mini-explosions on her forehead. I held lightly, meeting the pulse at its own level of amplitude, and felt it fight back. I intensely focused my attention on the spot under my finger. “That’s where I feel it,” she affirmed as I did battle with the headache.

When the pulsations quieted in front, I felt the “emptying-out” at the back and knew it was over. She opened her eyes, blinking in the light, saying, “I felt it move from the left to the right, then gather up and evaporate—right here,” pointing to the back of her head.

Her report matched the real-time “bio-feedback” I’d felt in my hands, heard through her words, and seen in embodied signals during the process. The sensations I’d felt correlated with her various states of pain and relief.

This week I’ll be announcing new programs that train headache patients and professionals in the Mundo Method of headache and migraine relief therapy. If you’re interested in receiving the information, please contact me using the contact form on this site or write to jmundo@headachehealing dot com.

By Jan Mundo

JCC’s Spa Day for Women with Cancer

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I was one of forty practitioners who each gave four free bodywork sessions at “Spa Day for Women with Breast or Ovarian Cancer” at the JCC in Manhattan on June 23, 2013. What a beautiful feeling to help women, who are going through so much, relax into their own skin. They were so grateful, shedding their burden, expressed through softening, opening, tears of relief.

Eighty women participated in the half-day program, which also included meditation, movement, and a delicious healthy lunch. Kudos to the organizers, co-sponsors, and Aviva Geismar, who coordinated the massage therapists and invited me, and Pamela Miles, who coordinated the Reiki practitioners.

Co-sponsored by The Comprehensive Breast Center at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospitals, The JCC in Manhattan, The Institute for the Advancement of Complementary Therapies (IACT), SHARE, Sharsheret, Young Survival Coalition & Movin’On Aerobics.

[cross-posted from Mundo Lifework]