Natural Healing Group

This group is focused on ways to help your PSA naturally. Members may present different natural remedies, diet and treatments. The goals of the group are data collection, research, surveys, compilation of data and self-initiated
study about natural healing.


As always, we recommend that you follow the treatment recommendations of
your doctor. But if you have found safe, natural remedies that offer relief for your symptoms, you are welcome to discuss them here.

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The "F" Word... Food!

Started by NicoleTchr. Last reply by Farmfresh yesterday. 33 Replies

Hi –This thread is for those of us who are using or experimenting with food as a way to improve our ability to deal with PsA. Here are a few ideas to hopefully keep the discussion happy and on…Continue

Natural helpers...

Started by Dini. Last reply by Grandma J Sep 12. 4 Replies

Hi...I've been reading about acid in the body after speaking to my neighbor. She is a yoga instructor and seems to have an understanding about PsA...I was surprised. Anyway, she spoke about acid…Continue


Started by Introvert. Last reply by SublimeAmiga Jan 15. 5 Replies

Hello. Fairly new person here. I've been having success with the anti-inflamatory diet and have cut the pain by at least 1/2 just using this diet. However it hasn't done anything for the ongoing…Continue

Natural Pharmacist

Started by TaraLynn. Last reply by TaraLynn Nov 21, 2013. 13 Replies

                   I just got off the phone with my daughter and I promised her I would see a natural pharmacist.  Our family has been very health conscious over the years when is comes to food. …Continue

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Comment by Farmfresh on October 16, 2014 at 8:36pm

I try to use as many natural healing components as possible, mainly because I have adverse reactions to the pharmaceutical ones! 

One thing has bothered me since being diagnosed.  Why is it that all of the pharm treatments are designed to suppress the immune system?  To me it makes more sense to see if we can't support our broken immune systems and possibly even strengthen them.  This is the basis of what I am trying to do.  I try to eat well, sleep enough and get exercise when possible.  I supplement with vitamin B, vitamin D and plenty of fresh air and sunshine. 

Comment by Jen on August 15, 2014 at 2:09pm

Hi Frogsleggs, I know what you mean.  I take Melatonin to help my body get better quality sleep -  I guess it is natural?  Technically its a hormone, but it is available in health food stores.  Anyway, I find it works really well without any ill effects.

In an ideal world, you'd sit in the sun for a couple of hours (not in the middle of the day), which will help both the vitamin D and the melatonin, but I'm stuck in an office usually - if you can get outside during the day in the sun, that is definitely a good start.

Comment by Moxie on August 15, 2014 at 1:08pm

Forgot to mention, I also take tons of vitamins and Wellbutrin

Comment by Moxie on August 15, 2014 at 1:06pm

How does anyone get any sleep?  I think I would be able to deal with this better if I could just get some sleep.  I normally do meditate but lately the pain is too bad and and so tired all I want to do is cry.

Comment by Frogsleggs on August 15, 2014 at 9:30am

Silly me mentioning my Prescription in Natural remedies....I guess its as I consider it to be natural process ....

ON a side note...Practical things that help me keep my PsA in Check

Tumeric (95% curcumma)
Krill oil
Flaxseed oil (also known as alpha linolenic acid)
Vitamin D 5000UI 
Vitamin C 500mg slow release
Chelated Magnesium

Turmeric & Bromelain (being the enzyme found in pineapple ) being natural anti inflammatories ....specifically are natural cox 2 inhibitors.....meaning that they help block the process of inflammation....hence help reduce pain associated with it.

Vitamin D has been proven to be deficient in people with AI disease ...without this I am very tired

Vitamin C is not stored in the body very long.....hence the slow release....effects you by helping boost your immune system over the period of the day ....hence the SLOW RELEASE low in many cases of AI and has helped many people with AI disease to great success. Magnesium helps with mood and sleep patterns in my experience.

None of the above is clinical is what works for me. All is natural. 

Good luck and hope this helps. 


Comment by Jen on August 15, 2014 at 8:55am

Hi Moxie, as you are on the Natural Healing group I'm going to assume that is what you are asking about (there are lots of other answers for you in relation to medicines but I'll assume you'll ask this question on the main discussion board if you want to hear about those).

For natural therapies, I find meditation excellent - particularly guided meditation, because I have to be honest, focusing well enough to meditate by myself is almost impossible when I am even uncomfortable, let alone in pain.

I have also found getting enough sleep to be absolutely critical to my pain levels.  It doesn't always impact my function, but pain, absolutely. 

Finally, yoga and PT, and warm baths / spas also really help me.  I hope you get some relief soon.

Comment by Frogsleggs on August 15, 2014 at 2:55am
@moxie, my new doctor has prescribed me LDN, now on month 4, nothing short of amazing results, I also am gluten free , sugar free and low starch, with plenty of vitamins , my disease is one under control as well. Hope you find a solution soon.
Comment by Moxie on August 14, 2014 at 8:58pm

I;m on celebrex 200mg twice a day and have been on a gluten free, vegan diet for 3 weeks and the pain just gets worse.  I lost 6 pounds also.  Any further ideas?  Any suggestions would be helpful as this is very difficult to live with.


Comment by GrumpyCat on March 26, 2014 at 9:34pm
This group is absolutely open for you to post and share your ideas for natural therapies. Please remember to keep your posts to things that you have tried, things that have worked for you, or are interested in exploring and avoid encouraging others to try a specific therapy, as we are not doctors and can't recommend specific treatments.
This group is lightly moderated. This means that we check to make sure that there is no bullying, or anything like that and check to see that the not recommending treatment rule is followed, and that no spammers have made there way in. Other than that, feel free to post away and enjoy the group!
Comment by waterfairy on March 23, 2014 at 10:59pm

Hi there.  SublimeAmiga.  I saw it in FAQ Sept. 4th 2013  Here it is.

Why are Natural healing discussions removed from the main pages?

Many members are very uncomfortable with "natural healing" or "alternative medicine" and it has been one of the major sources of complaint.…

Started by tntlamb


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