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Glob Adv Health Med. 2016 Jan;5(1):122-5. doi: 10.7453/gahmj.2015.118. Epub 2016 Jan 1.

A Case Report of Improvement in Crohn's Disease-related Symptoms Following Participation in a Comprehensive Mind-Body Program.

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1
Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston; Division of General Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital (Dr Dossett), United States.
2
Division of Gastroenterology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston (Dr Korzenik), United States.
3
Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston; School of Nursing, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Massachusetts General Hospital (Ms Baim), United States.
4
Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston; Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston (Dr Denninger), United States.
5
Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston; Division of General Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital; Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital (Dr Mehta), United States.

Abstract

in English, Chinese, Spanish

Stress is widely believed to play a role in the development and pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and several studies of mind-body programs have suggested benefits in this patient population. Here we describe a case report of a young man with a flare in Crohn's disease-related symptoms that improved in response to a comprehensive, multi-modal, mind-body program and the development of a novel IBD treatment center that incorporates mind-body approaches, nutrition, and other modalities to provide more holistic and patient-centered care for individuals with IBD.

KEYWORDS:

Crohn's disease; gene expression analysis; inflammatory bowel disease; mind-body medicine; relaxation response

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