Disorders of Gut-Brain Interactions

DGBI patients with conditions such as IBS, intestinal pain, diarrhoea, and constipation, suffer for years. GPs and gastroenterologists are unable to find the cause of their symptoms.

Illustration of a person with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Disorders of Gut-Brain Interaction encompass a spectrum of conditions characterised by disturbance in gut function leading to both physical and psychological symptoms. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), functional dyspepsia, and GastroEsophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) are examples of these conditions. The interplay between the gut and the brain makes addressing these disorders a unique and multifaceted challenge, impacting both bodily and emotional well-being.

The Limitations of Current Approaches to Disorders of Gut-Brain Interaction

Existing healthcare organisations are typically specialised, focusing on specific bodily organs and distinct psychological interventions. However, many medical conditions arise from the intricate interplay between the mind, emotions, and the body. These conditions encompass not only the brain in the head but also the brain and the gut, both of which are significantly influenced by emotions and, in turn, affect our emotional and behavioural well-being. Prominent among these conditions are Disorders of Gut-Brain Interaction (DGBI) afflicting approximately 500 million people worldwide. Unfortunately, since these conditions do not stem from isolated organs (that can be treated with surgical or pharmaceutical remedies) many people affected continue to suffer for many years without finding any effective solutions.

The MindLife Team’s Track Record of Success

Previously, the MindLife team has embarked on a collaboration with eminent experts, merging the knowledge of leading gastroenterologists with psychological expertise and cutting-edge technology, including biofeedback. The results of two clinical trials underscored the effectiveness of our biofeedback approach, which empowers users to modulate their autonomic nervous systems. Through this method, individuals suffering from severe Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) were able to experience relief within just eight weeks of engaging with our interactive solutions, even after years of enduring their condition.

GutBetter and MagicRelief will be upgraded versions of these solutions. In order to achieve this we are partnering with expert gastroenterologists who recognise the importance of holistic treatment, encompassing not only the gut but the entirety of an individual, including their psychological and emotional well-being.

A self-help treatment just for you

MindLife is working on new solutions for DGBI for both clinicians and suffers, based on clinically-proven interventions and our cutting-edge technology:

GutBetter ↗︎

A health education and biofeedback product that can reduce symptoms and improve the user’s health and well-being.

MagicRelief ↗︎

A health and wellness programme specifically for children and young adults suffering from IBS.