A few weeks ago, we had a query regarding ways of relieving this form of arthritis. One reader suggests taking a psychotherapeutic approach. Apparently, polymyalgia rheumatica is linked to temporal ateritis, an irritation of the temporal artery. From a psychoneuroimmunological perspective, this artery is connected to the tear ducts of the eye. So by working on the psyche, pinpointing the negative influences in your life and having a “bloody good cry”, she says, this should help alleviate the symptoms. Even if it doesn’t, we all know letting it all out and having a good bawl does wonders for the soul.