Lupus Specialist Tupelo MS

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.

Dr.David Asa
(662) 377-5930
845 South Madison Street
Tupelo, MS
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1979
Speciality
Rheumatologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dr.Charles King
(662) 377-5930
845 South Madison Street
Tupelo, MS
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: University of Kansas
Year of Graduation: 1990
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Hospital: North Mississippi Health Services
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.5, out of 5 based on 13, reviews.

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David Kevin Asa
(662) 377-5930
845 S Madison St
Tupelo, MS
Specialty
Rheumatology

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George Alfred Housley Jr, MD
(662) 842-5930
845 S Madison St
Tupelo, MS
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1979

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Alan Erickson
(662) 377-4685
450 E President Ave
Tupelo, MS
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Harvey Flowers
(662) 377-5930
845 S Madison St
Tupelo, MS
Specialty
Rheumatology

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David Kevin Asa, MD
(901) 758-8884
845 S Madison St
Tupelo, MS
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology, Allergy And Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1979

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Charles Meredith King, MD
(601) 842-5930
845 S Madison St
Tupelo, MS
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1990

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George Alfred Housley
(662) 377-5930
845 S Madison St
Tupelo, MS
Specialty
Rheumatology

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James Kenneth Hensarling, MD
(601) 842-5930
845 S Madison St
Tupelo, MS
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: St Dominic-Jackson Memorial H, Jackson, Ms
Group Practice: Jackson Arthritis Clinic

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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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