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How much time is best for meditation to manage stress related to ulcerative colitis?

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Research shows that as little as 20 minutes of meditation a day can cut levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Try 10 minutes in the morning and 10 minutes before you go to bed. Meditation involves observing your breath, or focusing on a word or an image in your mind. Other thoughts will come up. That's fine, and normal! Try to let those distractions float by without chasing or judging them.

SOURCES: 

Klecolt-Glaser, J.  , February 2010. Psychosomatic Medicine

Alan C. Moss, MD, assistant professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School; director of translational research, Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston.

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America: "About Ulcerative Colitis & Proctitis," "Managing Stress."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on October 10, 2018

SOURCES: 

Klecolt-Glaser, J.  , February 2010. Psychosomatic Medicine

Alan C. Moss, MD, assistant professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School; director of translational research, Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston.

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America: "About Ulcerative Colitis & Proctitis," "Managing Stress."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on October 10, 2018

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