At Integrative Medical Pain Clinic, We offer consultations to address psychosocial
issues that may be affecting your gastrointestinal health. Stress, for instance, is a
common culprit in gastrointestinal distress, Anxiety and depression can also result from
the difficulties of coping with an acute or chronic medical condition that interferes with
an individual’s ability to lead their life in a normal way.
We can provide counseling and techniques to benefit your emotional as well as
digestive health and improve your overall quality of life.
Our treatments include:
● Stress management, which can include talk therapy as well as techniques
designed to induce a state of peaceful relaxation, such as yoga or
meditation. Simple stretches, jogging or swimming, or disciplines designed
to increase skills, such as time management or anger control, can all be
part of a stress management plan.
● Cognitive behavioral therapy, a form of therapy in which you learn to set
goals, change behaviors, and work through your unique set of problems.
Ultimately you will develop the tools you need to cope with your problems
on your own. Cognitive behavioral therapy is often used to treat physical
problems, such as chronic pain, irritable bowel syndrome, and inflammatory
bowel disease, as well as psychological problems, such as depression and
● Hypnosis, a state of focused attention or deep relaxation in which images
and verbal suggestions can influence your emotional and physical
functioning. Hypnotherapy is often used to treat the symptoms of
inflammatory bowel disease and dyspepsia, as well as nausea, vomiting,
chronic pain, and other physical and psychological discomforts.