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10 Ways Talk Therapy Can Help Crohn's and Colitis

Alter brain communication with your gastrointestinal system

The brain is capable of speaking to the gut via the gastrointestinal system, a network of neural, hormonal, and immunological messages. When our emotions are unregulated, when we stress, or when we develop issues such as chronic inflammation in the gut, the healthy communication that usually transpires is altered. Therefore, via talk therapy, we can decrease these disturbances and interfere with the "conversation" between the two organs. When our mind is healthy with the assistance of talk therapy, even with chronic inflammation in the gut, the brain can be reprogrammed to continue communication with the gastrointestinal system to repair the bowel.