The Spring 2012 edition of the Interstitial Cystitis Association Update features an interview with Amy Stein highlighting the use of yoga as a pain management modality for men and women with interstitial cystitis.
ICA: Why is yoga particularly helpful?
Stein: I think it gives many patients some of the control back. For so long, they’ve felt helpless, some feel hopeless. Then they’re able to start with gentle yoga. Then they realize okay, I can do this. As soon as they realize they can do that, they start to gain the confidence they once had. One thing I always say is that there is help and there is hope. It may just take some work to find it.