Lupus Specialist South Portland ME

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.

Marc Lawrence Miller, MD
(207) 774-5761
51 Sewall St
Portland, ME
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1977

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George Lester Morton, MD
(207) 774-5761
51 Sewall St
Portland, ME
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mc Gill Univ, Fac Of Med, Montreal, Que, Canada
Graduation Year: 1968

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Brian Joseph Keroack, MD
(207) 774-5761
51 Sewall St
Portland, ME
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1985

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Sarah Davy Muscat, MD
(207) 774-5761
51 Sewall St
Portland, ME
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1984

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Dr.Lee Kendall
(207) 784-1699
10 High St # 204
Lewiston, ME
Gender
M
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.Sarah Muscat
(207) 774-5761
51 Sewall Street #1
Portland, ME
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ
Year of Graduation: 1984
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dr.Brian Keroack
(207) 774-5761
51 Sewall Street
Portland, ME
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1985
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.2, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Charles D Radis, DO
51 Sewall St
Portland, ME
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1981

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Larry Gardner Anderson, MD
(207) 541-7531
83 Falmouth Rd
Falmouth, ME
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Maine Med Ctr, Portland, Me

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Sarah Davy Muscat, MD
(207) 774-5761
51 Sewall St
Portland, ME
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1984

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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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