"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. Common Mind Body Therapies include:

  • 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."


1. https://www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org/complementary-medicine/mind-body-therapies