Alternative Treatments for Arthritis Vernal UT

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.

Daniel O Clegg
(801) 581-7724
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

Data Provided by:
John F Mijer
(801) 387-7125
4403 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
Specialty
Rheumatology

Data Provided by:
Steven Jay Anderson, MD
(801) 262-2452
1151 E 3900 S Ste B289
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1970

Data Provided by:
Dr.SEAN MCMILLAN
(801) 266-9300
154 Myrtle Ave
Salt Lake City, UT
Gender
M
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

Data Provided by:
Nancy Gail Murphy, MD
(302) 529-9303
100 North Medical Drive,
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1982

Data Provided by:
Max S Lundberg, MD
(801) 571-4100
3859 Little Cottonwood Ln
Sandy, UT
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1982

Data Provided by:
Jeffrey Edward Booth, MD
(801) 387-7125
3905 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Mc Kay-Dee Hospital Center, Ogden, Ut; Ogden Reg Med Ctr, Ogden, Ut
Group Practice: Mc Kay-Dee Rheumatology

Data Provided by:
Dr.Michael Battistone
(801) 581-7724
50 N Medical Dr # 3A100
Salt Lake City, UT
Gender
M
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

Data Provided by:
Jeff Chung, MD
(203) 785-4242
5810 Fashion Blvd
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1998

Data Provided by:
Jeffrey L Mathews
(801) 818-1940
3650 N University Ave
Provo, UT
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

Alternative Treatments for Arthritis

Provided by: 

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

Copyright 1999-2009 Natural Solutions: Vibrant Health, Balanced Living/Alternative Medicine/InnoVisi...