Behavioral Medicine: Mind-Body Links

That Gut Feeling
: How the Gut & Mind Communicate: Article in American Psychological Association describes the influence of the mind-body connection on mood and well-being. Understanding the importance of the gut-brain connection can enhance your health by paying attention to your body.

National Institute of Health
: A NIH website, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), provides up-to-date information and resources on the various approaches to Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

National Fibromyalgia Research Association: The NFRA is a resource for research and education as well as a resource to other significant links, as well.

National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association: The NFCPA website devoted to providing help, connection, and a place for those newly diagnosed or have had fibromyalgia or a chronic pain illness for a while. A Global community providing support, advocacy, education and research.

Understanding the Immune System: A pdf article from the National Institute of Health which provides an overview of the immune system.

Mind/Body Connection – How Emotions Affect Your Health: Article from the American Academy of Family Physicians which outlines ways in which emotions can impact health.

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders: IFFGD website is a resource for information about functional gastrointestinal and motility disorders (FGIMDs) which includes support, assistance, and digestive health information provided by trusted leaders in functional gastrointestinal disorders research and practice.

American Pain Society: Resources and information for professionals working in the field of pain management and for individuals suffering from a variety of pain conditions. When you enter their website, on the main page, click on RESOURCES. On the list of links that follow, click on PEOPLE IN PAIN.

IBS Hypnosis: Website developed by Dr. O. Palsson providing written and video information about treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) with hypnosis. The website also provides a list of licensed professionals providing IBS treatment using Palsson’s IBS hypnosis treatment protocol.

Hypnosis, Meditation, and Relaxation for Pain Treatment:  WebMD article describes hypnosis and benefits of hypnosis in the treatment of pain.

Hypnosis for Chronic Pain Management: A leading authority in the study and application of hypnosis for pain management, Mark P. Jensen, PhD, writes about the line of research in the study of pain has sparked renewed interest in the utilization of hypnosis in the treatment of chronic pain.

The Second Brain’s Influence on Mood: There are extensive neurons (brain cells) in the lining of the “gut.” So many, in fact, that some researchers refer to it as a “second brain.” This article is about the impact of that “second brain” on our moods and well-being.

Let Your Heart Talk to Your Brain: The heart is now being recognized by researchers as a “little brain.” Another article that points out the mind-body connection.

Hypnosis can relieve symptoms in children with respiratory diseases: Article discusses the usefulness of hypnosis in mind-body medicine. Article highlights work by Ran Anbar, MD, faculty member American Society Clinical Hypnosis and also teaches in the National Pediatric Hypnosis Training Institute.

Hypnosis for Children: CBS article describes the benefits of hypnosis for children.

Hypnosis, CBT may Benefit Patients with IBS: Article describes study led by researchers Oliver Grundmann of the UF College of Pharmacy and Saunjoo “Sunny” Yoon, Ph.D., of the UF College of Nursing that was published in the European Journal of Integrative Medicine.

Hypnosis for the Relief and Control of Pain: An American Psychological Association article that presents findings of a meta-analysis of 18 published pain studies hypnosis can be psychologically as well as cost-effective for persons responsive to hypnosis techniques.

Think Twice:  How the Gut’s “Second Brain” Influences Mood and Well Being:  Article that describes how serotonin neurotransmitters (chemical messengers) from the “gut” impact the mind and body.

Let Your Heart Talk to Your Brain:  This article describes the importance of the heart’s impact in controlling mind-body medicine.