Active Living With Psoriatic Arthritis Tips
Tips to help you and your family deal with the challenges of Psoriatic Arthritis.
Psoriatic Arthritis Tips >
Expert Q & A
Our expert team of doctors and pharmacists answer questions about Psoriatic Arthritis.
Click Here for Answers >

Are There Any Effective Alternative Treatments for Psoriatic Arthritis?

I recently was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis. I'm a very health-conscious person and, if possible, I'd like to explore alternative treatments for my psoriatic arthritis (acupuncture, herbal supplements, etc.). Have any been proven to be effective?

Related Questions


Acupuncture and massage are techniques that could decrease stress levels, which may help with psoriatic arthritis, since stress can aggravate symptoms. Preliminary studies have shown that bathing in Dead Sea minerals can reduce tender points in active joints, but more studies are needed to confirm the efficacy of this therapy.
Zinc therapy is not recommended alone or in combination with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) because it has been found to have no effect on the course of psoriatic arthritis.
Black cohosh, celery seed, chaparral, feverfew, bogbean, nettle, yucca, and saffron have been suggested for psoriatic arthritis, but there is no good evidence to show benefit with any of these products. It is important that you talk to your healthcare providers before starting any herbal medications, as these products could interact with prescription medications and other medical conditions.
Terms of Use
Advertise with Us
Contact Us
About eMedTV
Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2006-2019 Clinaero, Inc.
eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.