Popular treatments include bed rest, hot and cold compressors, avoiding alcohol and high purine foods like meat, kidney, sardines and liver, and avoiding drugs which increase blood uric acid.
Good nutrition and eating a balanced diet of fresh produce and wholegrain foods is highly recommended. Cherries have been found to decrease uric acid levels as is drinking plenty of water.
Other treatments include alternative medicine and therapies. Relaxation techniques and hypnotherapy have both been proven to decrease pain. Acupuncture and cupping therapy are other therapies which come highly recommended for decreasing pain.
If you would like to contact a hypnotherapist you can do so using the homepage of this site.