I'm not a doctor of any kind and natural medicine is no substitute for conventional medicines. You should always check with your care provider before using anything or starting anything new.
Natural cures and treatments don't fix things right away and the most common reason they don't work is because people don't stick with them long enough. However, that doesn't mean every natural cure works for everyone. Each body and system is different and what may work for one may do nothing for another.
Most arthritis, including rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis, have to do with an immune system imbalance. Sorting that out and getting the system back in balance can have much longer lasting effects than treating the arthritis.
get to know your body, system and cycles. If you don't already, start trying to feel when your immune system starts to get out of balance, it usually happens during stress but it also happens on a cycle. When you get the feel of it and know it's going down you can take Pau D'arco (tea, capsules or whatever), 3 times a day for 2 to 3 days. To actually balance the immune system and get it working right on it's own you would need to continue this way for at least a year and maybe longer.
I've made a tea to treat the joints. It reduces swelling, relieves pain and may help rebuild tissues and strengthen the ligaments.
2 pts black cohosh
2 pts feverfew
1/4 pt ginger
1/4 pt ginseng
Store in an airtight container. Add 1 teaspoon tea per cup and steep 3 minutes. The same tea can be used for 2 to 3 cups.
For severe pain and swelling add 1/4 part white willow (very bitter but worth it).
This tea can be sweetened with honey but never sugar.
Things that worsen arthritis are drinking alcohol, all dairy (except yogurt which will help) and red meat.
Dates, saw palmetto, stinging nettle and sativa all can cause joint pain and swelling.
Things that help reduce pain and swelling and help regenerate the tissues are ...
Most fresh fruit, raw vegetables, raw nuts, fish, yucca, sulfur and potassium.
And finally, yoga and tai chi. I know first hand what yoga and tai chi can do for the joints and body. If you do a search for arthritis treatments I believe yoga will come up every time. It doesn't have to be anything fancy, you don't need tights or mats or any of that stuff. Just do a search for basic yoga positions, take two or three positions that you can do and feel comfortable with and do them every day, just 5 or 10 minutes, for a week and see how you feel.
I am not a doctor in any way, shape or form.
Please consult your Care Provider before using any herbs or natural medicinals. Anyone can be allergic to anything, if you're unsure it's better not to use it. Double check everything with you Care Provider if you're pregnant or nursing.
Nothing works for everyone and nothing works exactly the same for everyone. Do the research yourself. Don't take any one persons word for anything, no matter how knowledgeable they seem. Doctors with years of experience make mistakes that cost lives. It's your body, (your home, your car, garden, etc etc etc) take responsibility for it.