Lupus Specialist Buckhannon WV

While Loren still sees her medical doctor regularly and takes a corticosteroid to control her joint pain, twice-monthly massages have helped increase the range of motion in her joints and decrease pain.

Michael M Rezaian MD
(304) 262-0085
2010 Doctor Oates Dr
Martinsburg, WV
Specialties
Rheumatology

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Gurpreet S Brar, MD
(304) 424-4249
600 18th St Ste 302
Parkersburg, WV
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Maulana Azad Med Coll, Univ Of Delhi, Ne
Graduation Year: 1971

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Dr.Shelly Kafka
(304) 624-4315
300 Davisson Run Road #302
Clarksburg, WV
Gender
F
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Hospital: United Hospital Center
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Dr.Michael Istfan
(304) 343-3888
Ste 303, 500 Donnally Street
Charleston, WV
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Marshall Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1984
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Gurpreet Singh Brar
(304) 424-4249
600 18th St
Parkersburg, WV
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Dr.MICHAEL Rezaian
(304) 262-0085
2010 Doctor Oates Dr # 104
Martinsburg, WV
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: U Mundial Dominicana (Umd)
Year of Graduation: 1985
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Hospital: City Hospital
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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Michael Mohammad Rezaian
(304) 262-0085
2010 Doctor Oates Dr
Martinsburg, WV
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Thomas W Howard
(304) 344-8311
100 Tracy Way
Charleston, WV
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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David H Goddard, MD
1063 Maple Dr
Morgantown, WV
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ London, London Hosp Med Coll (See 917-31)
Graduation Year: 1974

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Polley K Hale Cunningham, MD
(304) 528-4600
1115 20th St
Huntington, WV
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1974

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Alternative Treatments for Lupus

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By Vanessa Selene Williams

For years, Jesse Loren, a 45-year-old high school teacher who lives near Davis, California, battled severe allergies, kidney problems, and unexplained fatigue. In 2004, she was diagnosed with pityriasis, a skin condition characterized by a pink, scaly rash. It wasn’t until December 2007, when she was suffering from intense joint pain and the same rash that wouldn’t go away, that she was diagnosed with lupus, an autoimmune disease. While the exact cause of lupus is unknown, researchers believe that both genetic and environmental factors, such as antibiotics, extreme stress, and hormones, could play a role.

The Conventional RX: Corticosteroids and anti-malarial drugs, which control joint pain and reduce inflammation. But Loren says these drugs came with extreme side effects for her, including mood swings, depression, facial swelling, and weight gain.

The Alternative RX: Massage. While Loren still sees her medical doctor regularly and takes a corticosteroid to control her joint pain, twice-monthly massages have helped increase the range of motion in her joints and decrease pain. “Regular massage increases circulation,” says Margaret G. Green, CMT, a massage therapist in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. The increased circulation “removes toxins by improving the blood and lymph flow—and this helps control the inflammation associated with lupus.” Massage also helps the body release feel-good endorphins, natural neurotransmitters that interfere with the signals between nerve cells and reduce pain.

The Outcome: Loren is now tapering off of her medication regimen. “Regular massages have lessened my symptoms and also helped me feel more energized,” says Loren. “Even better, I feel more hopeful.”

Author: Vanessa Selene Williams

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