Ongoing Studies

  • Evaluation of Therapeutic Movement as a non-pharmacological treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome – Many patients with IBS and other chronic conditions have been seeking help with alternative medicine practices like Yoga or other movement oriented therapies. We are currently conducting the first randomized clinical trial comparing two different types of Therapeutic Movement and including both symptom outcomes and changes in physiological response to physical and psychological stressors. For more information regarding participating click here
  • Effect of Mindful Awareness Meditation on the brain responses to pain – We recently completed a study examining how training in Mindful Based Stress Reduction training impacts brain responses to pain using Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) [link to study]. We are now examining experienced meditators – those who have regularly practiced some form of mindful awareness meditation (Vapassana) for at least 5 years in the same study. For more information regarding participating click here