Alternative Treatments for Arthritis Davison MI

T’ai chi, as a meditative martial art involves the fluid repetition of a series of gentle movements called forms. People with arthritis benefit tremendously from the balance, stamina, endurance, focus, breathing, and social benefits they get from doing t’ai chi.

Mohamad Bashar Aljabban, MD
(810) 736-0970
5496 Woodfield Pkwy
Grand Blanc, MI
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Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Damascus, Fac Of Med, Damascus, Syria
Graduation Year: 1985
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Hospital: Genesys Regional Med Center, Grand Blanc, Mi

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Dr.Ali Karrar
(810) 953-8700
8203 S Saginaw St # D
Grand Blanc, MI
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M
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Medical School: Univ Of Khartoum, Fac Of Med, Khartoum
Year of Graduation: 1980
Speciality
Rheumatologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Abner Jardenil Espinosa, MD
(810) 793-7550
4526 Pine St # 7
Columbiaville, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Manila Central Univ, Coll Of Med, Caloocan City, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1964

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Dianne K Trudell, MD
(313) 230-2400
G-5085 W Bristol Rd
Flint, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of The Caribbean, Sch Of Med, Plymouth, Montserrat
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Mc Laren Reg Med Ctr, Flint, Mi
Group Practice: Consultants IN Arthritis

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Mohammad Asim Shakir, MD
(810) 733-9635
G3245 Beecher Rd
Flint, MI
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Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Dow Med Coll, Univ Of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1993

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Barbara A McIntosh-Moore
(810) 953-8700
8203 S Saginaw St
Grand Blanc, MI
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Rheumatology

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Ali Ahmed Karrar
(810) 953-8700
8203 S Saginaw St
Grand Blanc, MI
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Hal Frederick Martens, DO
(810) 230-2400
5085 W Bristol Rd # G
Flint, MI
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Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med, Kirksville Mo 63501
Graduation Year: 1986

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Dorothy Marie Mulkey, MD
(810) 733-5351
1117 Villa Linde Ct Ste 36
Flint, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1967
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Hospital: Hurley Med Ctr, Flint, Mi; Mc Laren Reg Med Ctr, Flint, Mi

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Hal Fredrick Martens
(810) 249-1040
G3535 Beecher Rd
Flint, MI
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Rheumatology

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Alternative Treatments for Arthritis

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By Cara McDonald

Lenore Pristash was determined to cope with the arthritis in her neck and spine—after all, the 66-year-old was a former aerobics instructor and lifelong golfer, and she was used to being in control of her body. But when her doctor recommended neck surgery to remove bone spurs, the first words out of her mouth were, “No way.” “I was afraid I would lose the ability to do the things I love,” she says.

The Conventional Rx: Pristash was taking glucosamine and chondroitin (joint supplements that aid in cartilage repair), as well as Celebrex, a prescription nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that irritated her stomach and increased her risk of heart attack and stroke.

The Alternative Rx: T’ai chi. This meditative martial art involves the fluid repetition of a series of gentle movements called forms. Pristash started attending a weekly class with a t’ai chi instructor and supplemented with DVD workouts at home.“People with arthritis benefit tremendously from the balance, stamina, endurance, focus, breathing, and social benefits they get from doing t’ai chi,” says Pristash’s instructor, Theresa Lilla, who herself has arthritis in her neck and knees. “It helps you to calm and connect with yourself, and when you’re in pain, that’s important.”

The Outcome:
Before t’ai chi, Pristash could move her head only 40 degrees to the left; now she can turn it all the way to her shoulder. Her joints don’t crackle like they used to, and she stopped taking Celebrex. But a surprise benefit has been the mental effect: “T’ai chi enables you to settle your body into yourself and the earth; it sounds corny, but that’s what you do,” Pristash says. “T’ai chi has helped make this disease tolerable.” —Cara McDonald

Author: Cara McDonald

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