5 Alternative Treatment Options for Psoriatic Arthritis

May 7th 2016


Acupuncture has a long history of relieving chronic pain, one that's backed up by clinical studies. Many sufferers of psoriatic arthritis find that acupuncture can help them deal with the fatigue caused by the disease.

Diet and Nutrition

Because all forms of arthritis are inflammatory diseases, many find that following an anti-inflammatory diet helps relieve symptoms. Foods that increase inflammation include red meats, dairy products and vegetables that fall in the nightshade family, including peppers, potatoes and tomatoes. Foods and supplements containing omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, tuna and flaxseed oil, can help ease inflammation. Taking 2,000 to 3,000 milligrams of fish oil supplements a day can reduce inflammation.


A trained massage therapist can do a lot to relieve the pain of psoriatic arthritis. Because the pain stems from the spots where ligaments, muscles and tendons attach to bone, special focus on these areas from a trained pair of hands can make a big difference in managing pain levels.

Herbal Remedies

Some herbal remedies used successfully by sufferers of psoriatic arthritis include aloe vera, capsaicin, turmeric and apple cider vinegar. Aloe vera helps reduce the scaling and dry skin of psoriasis while capsaicin

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