An 8-week mind-body relaxation program offered through the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital taught participants several different mind-body approaches, including meditation, yoga, mindfulness, cognitive behavioral skills, and positive psychology. It found that people in the relaxation program used 43% fewer medical services than they did the previous year. Article here.

A systematic review and meta-analysis of mindfulness based interventions and yoga in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Mindfulness and yoga based programs are effective in reducing stress, depression and anxiety and improving quality of life in individuals suffering from IBD. The effects on physical outcomes are equivocal and further research is needed.