In a study that almost certainly says more about Mindfulness Meditation and stress than IBS, 75 women between the ages of 19 and 71 were placed in a mindfulness meditation group or a comparison group that offered mutual support for IBS and life’s problems. The groups met for eight weeks, and then a follow up study was done three months later, at which it point is was reported that 38.2% of those in mindfulness meditation reported a reduction in severity of IBS symptoms, compared with 11.8% who said that among patients who took part in the support group therapy.1
For some, stress may have little effect on IBS. For others, it’s a primary factor. If you belong to the latter group, Mindfulness Meditation may be the most effective way reduce your stress.