Jodie Tassello, co-founder, Sundala
acupuncture | advanced allergy therapeutics | trigger point dry needling | cancer support | weight management
Jodie began her career as a research scientist focusing on the study of Virology and Infectious Disease. After graduating Florida Tech with a B.S. degree in Molecular Biology she began working in the pharmaceutical industry at the Viral Vaccine Technology Development Center at Wyeth-Lederle in Pearl River. On a quest to discover a means to practice “good” science, she left her position at Wyeth-Lederle after 5 years to focus on eliminating pathogens from donated blood at the Biotec company Vitex. For the next 5 years Jodie successfully helped develop and demonstrate the efficacy of this new technology.
Jodie continued her science career in NYC and worked at Rockefeller University managing both the laboratory of Virology and Infectious Disease and the Center for the Study of Hepatitis C. Her science career then led her to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Immunology Department where she participated in research to develop non-conventional cancer therapies in collaboration with MSKCC’s Integrative Medicine Center while attending Acupuncture school. She was exposed first-handedly to the use and efficacy of integrative medicines for cancer support and realized she needed to be on the hands on healing side of treating patients.
Jodie has compounded her 18 + year knowledge of science and has dedicated her practice of Acupuncture and Oriental medicine to helping patients with internal organ disorders, cancer support therapies and an immunological understanding of disease.
With Jodie’s extensive experience in immunology, she has spearheaded the Advanced Allergy Therapeutics (AAT) program at Sundala. She has an 85% success rate of treating those with environmental, food and dermatological sensitivities with AAT.
Jodie also specializes in Trigger Point Dry needling based on the works of Dr. Janet Travell. Jodie’s philosophy of treating myofascial pain is through a combination of Acupuncture philosophy and moving fascial adhesions through the art of “dry needling”.
She and Bianca have co-created The Sundala Method™
The Sundala Method™ for the patient uses assessment methods as follows:
- Observation (using a postural analysis grid) to help scan for skeletal asymmetries and center of gravity displacements,
- Active range of motion activities to assess for dysfunctional movements
- Palpation to re-confirm poor biomechanical patterns
- Structural unwinding using the concept of Trigger point referral pain patterns paired with supportive meridian based Acupuncture points
- Hands on myofascial release to re-establish proper connective tissue pliability
- Specific corrective actions that will reinforce the overall treatment to employ lasting results and pain relief.