Though there is no research definitively showing that lowering stress can improve your psoriasis, many patients swear by the strategy. Lori Leyden, PhD, who has had psoriasis for 30 years and is the author of The Stress Management Handbook: Strategies for Health and Inner Peace, is one of them. "[My psoriasis] has been in control for the last 20 years, every since I started practicing stress management."
Try these techniques to see if reducing stress will reduce your flare-ups. View the slideshow.