If you have arthritic hands-keep a basket of arthritic treatment aids handy (Thera-putty, hand grips, Taiji Chinese chime balls, etc.) to use at bedtime or while you are watching television. Exercise all of your affected and unaffected joints every day, to keep them flexible. If weight is a problem for you, try to use exercises that will assist you with both your arthritis and in weight loss, such as walk. At bedtime you can try putting on a pair of stretch gloves to reduce the pain and swelling in your fingers if you have arthritic hands. One doctor I know used to sleep in a sleeping bag and raved about how it relieved his arthritis pain.
FAQ’s: anti inflammatory foods for arthritis?I have been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis and need to know what holistic treatments work.
There is evidence that psoriasis and gluten sensitivity may be related to one another. You can try and gluten free diet for 3 months and see if that gives you relief. It is very important to stay away from all forms of gluten as one exposure will set you back 4-6 weeks. My wife has found that she did improve greatly once getting gluten free. Will it work for you? I don't know but it is easily explored. See link below for more info.
Boswellia is a herbal remedy that is good for reducing inflammation. You may also consider taking vitamin D3 supplements if you are not already doing so.
why are people so hung up about holistic and alternative treatment? GO TO YOUR DOCTOR AND GET THE REAL STUFF OR YOU WILL SUFFER UNNECESSARILY!
There aren't any foods or holistic treatments that have been proven to work 100% (even most of the medication out there has shown to be pretty useless), however ginger has been talked about as a miracle food for many things, arthritis included. My stepfather has really bad arthritis so every night for the past 2 years hes been making himself ginger tea. He buys raw ginger root from the grocery store and chops it up into pieces. He then puts it into boiling water and slowly lets it boil for a long time. His arthritis did get better, but it took about 6 or 7 months of this before he started seeing a difference. It's definitely worth a try since ginger is good for you anyways