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How can you relax if you have stress and psoriasis?

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Learn techniques to relax. Try one of these stress-busters:

They can lower stress and may even help your treatment. One study found that people who listened to meditation tapes while they got light therapy did twice as well as those who only got light therapy. Long walks and long baths are also good ways to ease stress.

  • Deep breathing
  • Meditation
  • Tai chi
  • Yoga

From: Stress and Psoriasis WebMD Medical Reference

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Robert Brodell, MD, professor of internal medicine, dermatology section, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown, Ohio. 

Mark Lebwohl, MD, chairman, medical board, National Psoriasis Foundation; chairman, department of dermatology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York University. 

Alan Menter, MD, president, International Psoriasis Council; director, Psoriasis Research, Baylor Research Institute, Dallas. 

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Fact Sheet: CAM and Integrative Medicine," "Mind and Body."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on November 18, 2017

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Robert Brodell, MD, professor of internal medicine, dermatology section, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown, Ohio. 

Mark Lebwohl, MD, chairman, medical board, National Psoriasis Foundation; chairman, department of dermatology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York University. 

Alan Menter, MD, president, International Psoriasis Council; director, Psoriasis Research, Baylor Research Institute, Dallas. 

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Fact Sheet: CAM and Integrative Medicine," "Mind and Body."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on November 18, 2017

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