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How can relieving stress help with psoriatic arthritis?

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Tension can make your symptoms worse, and everyone has it. It doesn't have to come from a sudden crisis. Little day-to-day things can add up. Exercise can help you work off stress and boost your mood. Meditation can help you feel calm and clear-headed. Because deep breathing and focus are parts of yoga and tai chi, these practices offer the perks of both exercise and meditation. Aromatherapy can also help you relax. If your worries are getting in the way of your life or seem overwhelming, consider talking to a counselor or therapist.

SOURCES:

Sharon Mayo, health educator, National Psoriasis Foundation.

Alice Gottlieb, MD, PhD, dermatologist-in-chief, Tufts Medical Center.

National Psoriasis Foundation: “Complementary and Alternative Therapies.”

Reviewed by David Zelman on May 11, 2017

SOURCES:

Sharon Mayo, health educator, National Psoriasis Foundation.

Alice Gottlieb, MD, PhD, dermatologist-in-chief, Tufts Medical Center.

National Psoriasis Foundation: “Complementary and Alternative Therapies.”

Reviewed by David Zelman on May 11, 2017

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