20 years fighting with gout with meds. and also tried many methods like drinking poisonous snake blood, traditional herbal meds, heat & steam treatments, accupunture, magnetic field, foot reflectology & massage, drinking Chinese tea and many methods I had explored.
My first attack started at side of right big toe. From limping to hopping with one leg to wheelchair then bedridden for weeks to 2-3 months. Meds/injections once saviours became useless and could not touch the pain anymore.
For almost 20 years, I have not taken any meds. Only wild lingzhi formula to treat flares and selective natural foods keep good balance and to nurture the healthy body.
I have gradually reverse gout to no attack and have been a 'master' to gout not a 'slave' for the past 10 years. As a layman I know how 'to tame' , cleanse and dispose the toxic wastes naturally.
With appropriate herbs to ease pain gout has no threat, and that herbs can track the continuous attacks (in my chronic case).
Herbs work - the rest are belief, determination, discipline, lifestyle change, awareness of foods etc. that contribute to a cure.