Homeopathy for Psoriatic Arthritis

Homeopathic Treatment for Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis (PsA), a type of spondyloarthritis, is a chronic, progressive inflammatory disease of the joints and fibrous entheses (regions where a tendon, ligament, or joint capsule get attached to the bone).

It usually affects the people who are suffering from the skin condition called Psoriasis, which causes patches of red, raised skin with white and silvery flakes. About 30% of people with Psoriasis are affected by Psoriatic Arthritis.

Both, Psoriasis and Psoriatic arthritis are autoimmune conditions, wherein, the immune system becomes confused and attacks healthy parts of the body instead of protecting them against illness and infections. Both these conditions can affect people of any age group. The joints being the target of the immune attack, Psoriatic arthritis is characterized by swelling, pain, fatigue, and stiffness in the joints.Sometimes, patients experience the signs and symptoms of arthritis before psoriasis. However, in rare instances, patients suffering from psoriatic arthritis may never get any noticeable spots of psoriasis. One in five individuals with psoriasis is reported to develop psoriatic arthritis.

It’s one of the most common types of arthritis, right after osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Although all three types of arthritis have overlapping symptoms, one of the most distinguishing characteristics of psoriatic arthritis is that 85% of individuals living with this disease also have psoriasis.

Not only psoriatic arthritis affects men and women equally, but also its onset occurs in adults between the ages of 30 and 50 most often. Even though juvenile psoriatic arthritis can occur, it is far less common. Around 30% of individuals who experience psoriasis may also develop psoriatic arthritis, but not everyone.

How Homeopathy can help in curing Psoriatic Arthritis ?

Psoriatic Arthritis is an autoimmune condition that occurs when your body attacks your healthy joints and causes inflammation. If untreated, Psoriatic Arthritis can cause permanent joint damage. Though there is no cure, there is a growing range of treatments available to help stop the disease progression, lessen pain, protect the joints, and preserve the range of motion.  

How Effective Homeopathy is for Psoriatic Artheritis ?

Disease course and prognosis vary from patient to patient and also depend on the form the disease takes. Also, the severity of the rash does not mirror the severity of arthritis, and the skin condition does not necessarily occur at the same time as arthritis.

As per my experience, I have observed:

  • Mild and early cases, but not immune-compromised cases, have excellent chances of recovery.
  • Moderate, severe, and 3-5 years old cases, with less use of methotrexate or other immunosuppressive medicines, have good chances of recovery.
  • Very severe, very old (> 8 years), multi-joint affection, and cases with more deformities can be helped effectively and the disease progression can be controlled with substantial relief.