IBS Sufferers Find Relief With Meditation

We’ve heard how meditation relieves painand how it is becoming a more common “prescription” by conventional medicine, but this study links meditation to lessening the associated symptoms of IBS. 

People who practice the meditative technique called mindfulness meditation may be able to reduce the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a new study shows.

The study found that the physical and psychological symptoms of IBS were more effectively managed by people practicing mindfulness meditation than in support group therapy.

Susan Gaylord, PhD, of the University of North Carolina’s program on integrative medicine, set out to evaluate mindfulness meditation as a therapeutic technique for IBS because it has been reported to improve symptoms in other chronic conditions, such as depression and fibromyalgia. Via http://www.webmd.com/ibs/news/20110510/mindfulness-meditation-may-cut-ibs-symptoms

Want to learn more about holistic methods to address IBS?  Read this past post in honor of national IBS month.

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