Lupus Specialist Chippewa Falls WI

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.

Marcia Louise Wirt, MD
2655 County Trunk I
Chippewa Falls, WI
Specialties
Pediatrics, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ, Chicago Il 60612
Graduation Year: 1978

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Timothy M Shelley
(715) 838-5222
1400 Bellinger St
Eau Claire, WI
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Lon A Blaser, DO
(715) 723-8827
Altoona, WI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire, Wi

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Marlon J Navarro
(715) 858-4538
2116 Craig Road
Eau Claire, WI
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Acupuncture for Wellness
(715) 379-6429
616 South Farwell Street
Eau Claire, WI
Specialty
Acupuncture
Gender
Male
Education
C.a, M.S.O.M..
Professional Memberships
NCCAOM

Timothy Mark Shelley, MD
(715) 838-6073
611 1st Ave
Chippewa Falls, WI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1976

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Gina Lynn Adel
(715) 838-5222
1400 Bellinger St
Eau Claire, WI
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Marlon Joseph Navarro, MD
(715) 838-2219
2116 Craig Rd
Eau Claire, WI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1996

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Dr.Gina Adel
(715) 838-5222
733 West Clairemont Avenue
Eau Claire, WI
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch
Year of Graduation: 1984
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Dr.MEHJABEIN KHAN
(262) 653-5300
6308 8th Avenue
Kenosha, WI
Gender
F
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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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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