Crohn's Disease and Mind-Body Medicine

Posted On: April 3rd, 2015

Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds

On May 5th the Osher Center will be hosting The Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (BHI) for our next clinical case presentation at the new Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds.

Dr. Darshan Mehta, Medical Director, and Peg Baim, Director of the Stress Management and Resiliency Training Program (SMART) at BHI, will be discussing the application of mind-body medicine approaches to a patient case of Crohn’s Disease. They will be joined by Dr. Joshua Krozenik, Director of the Crohn’s and Colitis Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

So, what is Crohn’s Disease?

According to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America it is a “chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract.”

Crohn’s disease may affect as many as 700,000 Americans. Men and Women are equally likely to be affected, and while the disease can occur at any age, Crohn’s is more prevalent among adolescents and young adults between the ages of 15 and 35.
The causes of Crohn’s Disease are not well understood. Diet and stress may aggravate Crohn’s Disease, but they do not cause the disease on their own. Recent research suggests hereditary, genetics, and/or environmental factors contribute to the development of Crohn’s Disease.

Join us at the next Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds in the Bornstein Family Amphitheater at Brigham and Women’s Hospital on Tuesday, May 5th at 8:00am.

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