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Natural Medicine for Arthritis

Natural Medicine for Arthritis


Many studies could not show about all kinds of natural treatments, but some kind of natural remedy can delay the damage from an illness. Joint pain, stiffness, and swelling are the main symptoms of psoriatic arthritis. This disease can affect any part of the body, including the fingertips and spine. This disease can also occur in the range of relatively mild to severe.

There is no cure for psoriatic arthritis, so the focus is on controlling symptoms and preventing further joint damage. Without treatment, psoriatic arthritis can eventually paralyze. Psoriatic arthritis is a form of arthritis that affects some people with psoriasis. Psoriasis is a condition with a form of red patches on the skin and above with silvery scales.
Most people with psoriasis was first and later diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis, but the problems on the joint can sometimes begin to occur before skin lesions appear.

Below are 9 natural remedies that can be used to treat psoriatic arthritis, among others:

1. Fish oil

“Fish oil can slightly reduce the proteins involved in inflammation” said Eric L. Matteson, MD, head of Rheumatology at the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minn. psoriatic arthritis sufferers are advised to consume 2000-3000 mg per day, if needed.

Dr. Fiocco noted that the Eskimo population had a lower incidence of arthritis and psoriatic arthritis when compared with other groups. Genetics may play a role, but it can also be connected with a diet high in eicosapentaenoic acid or fish oil. A diet high in eicosapentaenoic acid or fish oil could potentially help treat psoriatic arthritis.

2. Acupuncture

Acupuncture has been successfully alleviate most forms of arthritis, including psoriatic arthritis. “Acupuncture does not help the treatment of psoriatic arthritis directly. However, some people say that acupuncture can reduce pain caused by arthritis. The best results have been reported regarding the effects of acupuncture for knee arthritis” says Dr. Matteson.

3. Turmeric

“Turmeric can alleviate symptoms of psoriatic arthritis. That is because turmeric has an effect on the reduction of certain inflammatory proteins. Some patients with psoriatic arthritis may have a positive effect of turmeric, but the effect is very mild and difficult to measure” said Dr.. Matteson.

Some people have tried turmeric with the aim to alleviate symptoms of psoriatic arthritis that they experienced, but generally they do not realize the effect.

4. Willow bark

Willow bark is sometimes referred to as ‘herbal aspirin’. Willow bark contains salicin, which is a chemical similar to aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid). A study in 2001 found that willow bark extract equivalent to a dose of 240 mg salicin per day. The study was conducted in the placebo group and the group of patients with osteoarthritis, which consists of 78 people.

5. Vitamin D

Based on studies in 2011, vitamin D deficiency is common in people with psoriatic arthritis. However, vitamin D deficiency is common in patients with psoriatic arthritis, the cause is not known clearly. Perhaps this is due to psoriatic arthritis patients spending much time indoors, so exposure to sunlight for less body and cause a deficiency of vitamin D.

Yet another study says that, levels of vitamin D did not appear to affect disease activity psoriatic arthritis. In a study of 10 patients who were taking vitamin D, there are 7 people who experience decreased joint pain. But in that study there was no placebo group for comparison. It remains to be done a lot of research to prove the usefulness of vitamin D to patients with psoriatic arthritis.

6. Vitamin K

Vitamin K is found in green leafy vegetables such as kale, spinach, and broccoli, canola oil, and olive. From the results of the research said that, low levels of vitamin K is associated with more severe osteoarthritis in a group comprising nearly 700 patients. However, it is unclear whether vitamin K can help osteoarthritis, arthritis, and psoriatic. But it never hurts to eat leafy vegetables which are green enough.

7. L-carnitine

L-carnitine from the amino acid, carnitine is involved in lipid metabolism and found in almost all body cells. Healthy people generally produce enough carnitine from the body itself, and carnitine are not considered essential nutrients.

Some experts say that, carnitine may be useful for people with psoriatic arthritis, but has not been proven. For example, in a man 36 years given L-carnitine, decreased knee pain associated with psoriatic arthritis, but the study was not accompanied by the placebo group for comparison.

8. Vitamin B12

From the results of the study say that vitamin B12 deficiency is more common in people with psoriatic arthritis compared with people who do not suffer from the disease. “But like vitamin D, vitamin B12 does not seem to be a primary treatment option,” said Dr.. Fiocco. Vitamin B12 is found in shellfish, fish, cereals, and yogurt.

9. Traditional Chinese Medicine

Certain herbs used in Chinese medicine has shown some benefit in people with arthritis. For example, extracts of plant Tripterygium wilfordii (TwHF) which is thought to have anti-inflammatory effects. For example, extracts of plant Tripterygium wilfordii (TwHF) which is thought to have anti-inflammatory effects

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