Sunlight: Nature’s Alternative Treatment for Psoriasis
The sun’s rays are one of the greatest alternative treatments for psoriasis. About 80% of people who get regular sunlight see their psoriasis get better. Getting out under the sun regularly and briefly is a great alternative treatment for psoriasis.
Though sunburn can worsen psoriasis. Be sure to put sunscreen on unaffected skin, use sunscreen that is SPF 15 or greater, and protects against both UVA and UVB rays.
Make sure to also protect your eyes from the sun. Include sunglasses that block 100% of the UVA and UVB rays.
Diet and Supplements for Psoriasis
Some people claim that certain foods set off their psoriasis. Diets that claim to be alternative treatments for psoriasis are very hard to prove, both for or against. Not very much research has been done on how diet affects psoriasis.
Experts suggest having a skepticism about diets that claim to treat or cure psoriasis. If you choose to test out diets as an alternative treatment for psoriasis, be sensible about it. Withdraw or add individual foods, but make sure you keep a healthy and varied diet overall.
Fish oil, milk thistle, evening primrose oil, vitamin D, and oregano oil have all been reported to improve psoriasis. Though controlled studies have not proved their benefits. If you take them, make sure your doctor knows.
Shark cartilage extract is showing promise as a possible treatment. It’s still being studied but currently there isn’t any convincing evidence that it helps psoriasis.