Brain-Gut Connection: Integrative treatments for Digestive Ailments by Michelle Dossett, MD, PhD, MPH

Brain-Gut Connection: Integrative treatments for Digestive Ailments by Michelle Dossett, MD, PhD, MPH

Mind-body approaches to GI ailments

Given this strong mind-body/brain-gut connection, it should come as no surprise that mind-body tools such as meditation, mindfulnessbreathing exercises, yoga, and gut-directed hypnotherapy have all been shown to help improve GI symptoms, improve mood, and decrease anxiety. They decrease the body’s stress response by dampening the sympathetic nervous system, enhancing the parasympathetic response, and decreasing inflammation.

More at https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/brain-gut-connection-explains-why-integrative-treatments-can-help-relieve-digestive-ailments-2019041116411

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