How to Treat Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Naturally

Psoriasis is a condition that is suffered by many millions of people all over the world, with various developed countries reporting incidence rates that are remarkably similar. For instance, in the USA, the reported rate of severe psoriasis is somewhere between 2% and 3% of the population, whilst in Australia, the condition affects around 2% of the population as well. Furthermore, it is suggested in some quarters that up to 20% of the population of the USA may have some form of psoriasis ranging from the very mild to severe, and that perhaps as many as 4.5 million people could be serious psoriasis sufferers.

On top of this, it is reported that there are 150,000 new cases of psoriasis reported every year in the USA alone, so if it is assumed that psoriasis is as prevalent in other countries as it is in the States, it clearly represents a significant problem on a global scale.

Table of Contents
Introduction ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..3
What is psoriasis? ………………………………………………………………………………………………4
What causes psoriasis? …………………………………………………………………………………….6
Why do people get psoriasis? ………………………………………………………………………….7
Why do some people suffer and not others? ………………………………………………..9
When does psoriasis first develop, and will I have it all my life? ……………11
Psoriasis and quality of your life …………………………………………………………………..12
Diagnosis and medical treatments for psoriasis ………………………………………..14
Topical psoriasis treatments ………………………………………………………………………15
Systematic psoriasis treatments ……………………………………………………………….17
Phototherapy and laser treatment for psoriasis ……………………………………..18
Natural treatments for psoriasis ……………………………………………………………………20
Acupuncture for psoriasis ……………………………………………………………………………20
You truly are what you eat! ……………………………………………………………………….21
Other natural treatments for psoriasis …………………………………………………….22
Psoriatic arthritis ………………………………………………………………………………………………26
An overview of psoriatic arthritis ………………………………………………………………26
What causes psoriatic arthritis?…………………………………………………………………28
Who is likely to suffer from psoriatic arthritis? ………………………………………28
Diagnosis and recognizing the symptoms of psoriatic arthritis …………..28
Medical treatment for psoriatic arthritis ………………………………………………………30
Natural treatments for psoriatic arthritis …………………………………………………….32
Natural chemicals and devices for the relief of psoriatic arthritis ……….32
Herbs to treat psoriatic arthritis ………………………………………………………………..33
Conclusion …………………………………………………………………………………………………………34