Lessen Stress to Calm Flares

Although stress doesn’t cause ulcerative colitis (UC), stress makes symptoms and flares worse for some people. If stress affects you, try meditation, breathing exercises, or getting a massage. Still can’t shake stress? A professional may be able to help you learn relaxation through biofeedback, hypnotherapy, or cognitive behavioral therapy. Practicing yoga, tai chi, or low-impact exercise like walking can also help release stress.
Kimball Ralphs, CHt www.CityOfRosesHypnosis.com