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.

How to Ease Your Shoulders on “Migraine Relief Code” with Dr. Amelia Barrett

I had a great time talking about Headache and Migraine Somatic Self-Care with holistic neurologist Amelia Scott Barrett, MD, on her Migraine Relief Code channel. Dr. Barrett has a wonderful listening presence and participated wholeheartedly in the self-care techniques I shared, which makes for a lively, interactive video.

Headaches or not, these practices will help to relieve those tight, sore shoulders we all get from extended screen time, so I hope you’ll do them along with us and that it’s helpful! Let me know in comments how it goes, or if you have any questions — and please feel free to share! Thanks and enjoy!

To work with me by web cam for headaches, migraine, pain, stress, tension, or trauma, contact me to schedule a Free consultation.

The Mind-Body Connection Provides Insights for Solving Migraine Mysteries

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Do you feel like you’ve tried everything to control your headaches or migraine attacks? Are you reluctant to try a new therapy because you’re afraid it won’t work? Why is it important to be open to new possibilities?

In “Feeling Stuck? How to Invoke the Mind of a Headache Warrior,” excerpted from The Headache Healer’s Handbook and published on MigraineAgain, I discuss resetting your viewpoint to beginner’s mind in order to become your own headache detective if you’ve been struggling with pain — and cite stories and research that point to the power of placebo in healing.

The process of discovering your own mind-body (body-mind) connection is universally valuable; you don’t have to be afflicted with headaches or migraine to benefit from or experience it.

Read the article here.