Research on mind-body connection, benefits of meditation for GI disorders

Aug 2015 article by Arjun Wali, for Collective Evolution

Study demonstrating mind-body connection. specifically the benefits of the relaxation response on symptons of symptoms of gastrointestinal disorders, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

The study comes out of the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC).

The study enrolled 48 adult participants — 19 of whom had been diagnosed with IBS and 29 with IBD — who participated in a nine-week group program focused on stress reduction, cognitive skills, and health-enhancing behaviors.