Harnessing the Mind to Manage Irritable Bowel Syndrome

FRIDAY, Feb. 15 (HealthDay News) — When drugs and dietary changes don’t provide relief from the pain, bloating and other unpleasant gastrointestinal symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, patients may want to try a different approach. Recent studies show that using one’s own thoughts in a process called cognitive behavioral therapy may help ease symptoms. Likewise, using hypnosis to visualize the pain and imagine it seeping away can be a powerful treatment strategy, too. Read This Article

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