Lupus Support Group

Free Monthly Support Groups

Come to our free monthly support groups where we meet, talk, network, and share stories and information. These are free events and everyone is welcome – lupus patients, family members, and friends.

Our Carlsbad group meets on the second Wednesday of the month and our San Diego group meets on the third Saturday of the month.

Next Carlsbad
Meeting

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
5 – 6:30 p.m.

Location:
Harding Community Center
3096 Harding St.
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Topic

The Integrative Management of the Autoimmune Condition with Dana Steindorf of ActiveMed Integrative Health Center

We'll begin our meeting with a brief talk from Dana Steindorf, L.Ac., DACM, about the integrative management of the autoimmune condition. Learn how to utilize acupuncture treatment along with diet, herbs, and supplements to effectively reduce inflammation and manage symptoms.

The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed by guest speakers belong solely to those speakers, and not necessarily to our organization, committee, or other group or individual.

Dana Steindorf of ActiveMed Integrative Health Center

Guest Speaker:
Dana Steindorf, L.Ac., DACM
ActiveMed Integrative Health Center

Dana’s interest in Chinese medicine was born out of a love for the curative power of diet as well as an awareness of lifestyle factors in the creation of disease. She participated in medical research during her undergraduate studies to gain a better understanding of the disease process, and the role of social and psychological factors.

Dana continued her studies at one of the top medical acupuncture colleges, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Renowned for integrating the ancient system of medicine with current medical practices she had the opportunity to work at hospitals and clinics throughout the county to deepen her knowledge and practical application.

She believes in working closely as a team with other health providers to both comprehensively treat and eliminate pain and disease.

Next San Diego
Meeting

No San Diego support group in December – Join Team Lupus Foundation of Southern California at the Lupus Research Alliance San Diego Walk With Us to Cure Lupus at Liberty Station NTC Park on December 8.

Saturday, January 18, 2020
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Location:
United Way Building
First Floor Conference Room
4699 Murphy Canyon Rd.
San Diego, CA  92123

Topic

Social Security Disability Benefits Filing and Legal Assistance with Candace Byszewski from Disability Help Center San Diego 

 

The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed by guest speakers belong solely to those speakers, and not necessarily to our organization, committee, or other group or individual.

Upcoming Support Group Topics

December 11, Carlsbad – The Integrative Management of the Autoimmune Condition with Dana Steindorf of ActiveMed Integrative Health Center
No San Diego support group in December – Join Team Lupus Foundation of Southern California at the Lupus Research Alliance San Diego Walk With Us at Liberty Station NTC Park on December 8.

2020 Support Group Topics

January 8, Carlsbad – Social Security Disability Benefits Filing and Legal Assistance with Candace Byszewski from Disability Help Center San Diego
January 18, San Diego – Social Security Disability Benefits Filing and Legal Assistance with Candace Byszewski from Disability Help Center San Diego
February 12, Carlsbad – Understanding and Qualifying for Clinical Trials with Alan Guevara from TriWest Research Associates
February 15, San Diego – Understanding and Qualifying for Clinical Trials with Alan Guevara from TriWest Research Associates
March 11, Carlsbad – A Man's Journey with Lupus with Emmitt Henderson, III
March 21, San Diego – A Man's Journey with Lupus with Emmitt Henderson, III
April 8, Carlsbad – General Discussion
April 18, San Diego – General Discussion
April 25, San Diego – Doctors Panel Discussion
May 13, Carlsbad – Caring for an Adult with a Chronic and Disabling Condition with Southern Caregiver Resource Center
May 16, San Diego – Caring for an Adult with a Chronic and Disabling Condition with Southern Caregiver Resource Center
June 10, Carlsbad – TBD
June 20, San Diego – TBD
July 8, Carlsbad – Overview of SLE and the Immune System with Dojo Aguilar of GlaxoSmithKline
July 18, San Diego – Overview of SLE and the Immune System with Dojo Aguilar of GlaxoSmithKline
August 12, Carlsbad – Managing Your Lupus: How Can You Take a More Active Role? with Dojo Aguilar of GlaxoSmithKline
August 15, San Diego – Managing Your Lupus: How Can You Take a More Active Role? with Dojo Aguilar of GlaxoSmithKline

View past support group topics and information.