Lupus Specialist Henderson NV

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.

Mitchell David Forman, DO
(702) 777-1785
874 American Pacific Dr
Henderson, NV
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1973

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Michael Phillip Colletti, MD
(702) 734-2242
3085 E Flamingo Rd Ste A
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1978

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Christianne Meeyun Yung, MD
(702) 614-6868
10001 S Eastern Ave
Henderson, NV
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Diego, Sch Of Med, La Jolla Ca 92093
Graduation Year: 1988

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Tudor Christian Jianu, MD
1621 E Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Inst De Med Si Farm, Carol Davila, Bucharest, Romania
Graduation Year: 1993

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Dr.Michael OHanlan
(702) 734-8311
4275 Burnham Avenue #270
Las Vegas, NV
Gender
M
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Michael Anthony O'Hanlan
(702) 734-8311
8905 S Pecos Rd
Henderson, NV
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Dr.Christianne Yung
(702) 614-6868
10001 S Eastern Ave # 306
Henderson, NV
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Diego, Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1988
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Hospital: St. Rose Dominican
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.8, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Christianne M Yung
(702) 614-6868
10001 S Eastern Ave
Henderson, NV
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Tudor C Jianu
(702) 385-6468
8420 S Eastern Ave
Las Vegas, NV
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Dr.MITCHELL FORMAN
(702) 737-1880
4475 South Eastern Avenue
Las Vegas, NV
Gender
M
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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