Lupus Specialist Waynesboro VA

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.

Ann Katherine Henry, MD
(703) 943-2833
920 Shenandoah Village Dr Ste 121
Waynesboro, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1978

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Dr.Daniel Elbogdadi
(540) 221-7170
57 South Medical Park Drive #105
Fishersville, VA
Gender
M
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Hospital: Augusta Medical Center
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Andra Genese Showalter, MD
(804) 354-5301
8201 Atlee Rd
Mechanicsville, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1997

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Harvey Albert Schwartz, MD
(703) 751-8804
101 S Whiting St
Alexandria, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1967

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Catherine Ann Daniel, MD
(540) 483-7472
100 Adam Perry Rd
Rocky Mount, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1998

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Matthew S Hogenmiller
(540) 221-7170
70 Medical Center Cir
Fishersville, VA
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Lenore Margaret Buckley, MD
9000 Stony Point Pkwy
Richmond, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1977

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Leila H Zackrison
(703) 359-9300
11166 Fairfax Blvd.
Fairfax, VA
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Michael Ross Cannon, MD
(804) 828-5163
Richmond, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1999

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Mert T Kivanc, DO
(703) 241-1010
6400 Arlington Blvd Ste 940
Falls Church, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1995

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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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