When it comes to natural treatments for psoriatic arthritis, there’s not a ton of research. Conventional drugs have been shown to delay damage from the disease, but alternative therapies have not. Here are nine vitamins or remedies that may be helpful in addition to conventional treatment.
- Fish oil can reduce the proteins that are involved in inflammation a little bit.
- Acupuncture has been tried for almost all forms of arthritis, including psoriatic arthritis.
- Turmeric has an effect on reducing certain inflammatory proteins.
- Willow bark contains salicin, which is a chemical similar to aspirin.
- Vitamin D deficiencies are common in people with psoriatic arthritis.
- Vitamin K—which is found in green, leafy vegetables such as kale, spinach, and broccoli, as well as canola and olive oils—is important for joint health.
- There have been hints that carnitine might benefit people with psoriatic arthritis.
- One study found that vitamin B12 deficiencies were more common in people with psoriatic arthritis than those without it.
- Certain herbs used in Chinese medicine have shown some benefit in people with arthritis.