I can only speak for myself but that was what got my last flare under control. I hadn't been diagnosed with UC yet so they couldn't give me any medications. Out of desparation I started daily relaxation / meditation. I noticed a difference within 3 days and after a week or two my symptoms were pretty much completely gone.
I think that stress/anxiety is a big factor in my IBS symptoms and the meditation helps to calm my entire body down. I try to meditate / relax at least once every few days now, more if I notice my gut is starting to act up. I'm also on medication and supplements now too but I really do credit the meditation with starting me on the road to remission!
There are good relaxation downloads on the internet that can help you get started, it's well worth the cost if you need to pay a few dollars for them!
Diagnosed September 2008
Asocol (2 - 3 times / day)