Most people with interstitial
cystitis (IC) recognize that stress plays a part in exacerbating symptoms or
bringing on flare-ups. Simply dealing with having IC and the accompanying
symptoms can be a source of stress in itself. In addition to using regular
exercise to combat stress and relieve pain, IC patients suggest:
Learning basic relaxation techniques.
- Using meditation tapes and/or visualization.
- Learning self-hypnosis.
- Receiving massages.
- Going to psychotherapy to learn coping skills and stress
Posted December 08, 2010