Mind-Body Therapies

Mind-body therapies focus on the connection between your body, your mental health and emotional well-being, and the social, spiritual, and behavioral factors that influence your health.

These connections are so important that some treatments that were once considered complementary medicine − including cognitive behavioral therapy and patient support groups − are now offered as conventional therapy.


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Complementary Medicine for IBD: Mind-Body Therapies Watch this video to learn more about mind-body therapies, and how they may help improve your quality of life.


Common mind-body therapies

  • Relaxation and mindfulness
  • Hypnosis (trance state characterized by extreme suggestibility, relaxation and heightened imagination)
  • Acupuncture (the practice of inserting small needles into specific points along the skin)
  • Yoga
  • Exercise

Talk to your doctor about incorporating mind-body therapies to help reduce stress and improve well-being.