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Lymphatic Therapy Helps You
Heal Faster, Heal Better and Restore Vitality
Patient satisfaction with surgery is what it's all about. Give yourself the advantage to reduce the risk of infection.
Swollen tissue is a breading ground for bacteria. Oxygenated blood plasma travels 1/16 mm before it metabolizes and dies. Swollen tissue is full of metabolized cells and cellular debris at risk of manifesting tissue breakdown (ulcerations) and tissue death (necrosis).
Chronic Rhino Sinusitis is a perfect example of complications that occur with this condition. Chronic inflammation causes tissue breakdown, polyps, ulcerations, and can cause deviated septum that need repair. Lymphatic therapy reduces edema and flushes out cellular debris that impede healing. Ultrasound is proven to kill bacteria that is missed by antibiotics (resistant) and stimulates collagen production to heal sores in the sinus cavities.
Reduce Risk of Complications after Breast Biopsy
Axillary Web Syndrome (AWS) is an early post-operative complication after axillary lymph node dissection or sentinel lymph biopsy and can occur in
non-breast cancer patients with axillary node biopsy. AWS is characterized by sudden upper arm pain, aggravated by elevating the shoulder, exhibiting tightness and limited range of motion.
Subcutaneous tissue draws in, presenting cording under in the armpit, breast, chest wall and upper or lower arm. Post-operative exercises combined with Manual Lymphatic Drainage reduces the incidence of AWS.
In one 2017 study published in Journal of Phlebology and Lymphology, 400 women with breast cancer were randomly selected into two groups of 200 and compared for the incidence of AWS between physical exercises (PE) versus manual lymphatic drainage (MLD & PE). Women were instructed on the importance of self-care 24 hours before mastectomy surgery. After procedure, patients began PE or MLD & PE for three days with 20- to 30-minute sessions, twice daily. Patients continued self-care for three months, at which time the study period concluded.
The number of patients with AWS in the MLD & PE group were significantly fewer:
At month one, PE: 20 vs. MLD & PE: 7. At month two, PE: 29 vs. MLD & PE: 5. At month three, PE: 22 vs. MLD & PE: 3.
Considering earlier studies regarding the prevention of lymphedema, MLD in combination with PE can be an effective strategy for preventing AWS
and is a treatment needed for postoperative breast cancer survivors.
Susan Couture, BSHA, CRC, LMT, LE, Cert. MLD/CDP Natural Awakenings Magazine May 2019
Interstitium the newest Organ discovery in 2018;
the 80th and LARGEST Organ in the Human Body!
Interstitium is the matrix where cell mediation and repulsion occur in the healing process. Lymphatic Therapy focuses on the extracellular fluids in the interstitium, stimulating removal of cellular debris, metabolic waste and cleanses the body.
"In sum, while typical descriptions of the interstitium suggest spaces between cells, we describe macroscopically visible spaces within tissues – dynamically compressible and distensible sinuses through which interstitial fluid flows around the body. Our findings necessitate reconsideration of many of the normal functional activities of different organs and of disordered fluid dynamics in the setting of disease, including fibrosis and metastasis. A submucosa subjected to directional, peristaltic flow is not the previously envisaged wall of dense connective tissue, but a potential conduit for movement of injurious agents, pro-fibrogenic signaling molecules, and tumor cells. This raises the possibility that direct sampling of the interstitial fluid could be a diagnostic tool. Finally, our study demonstrates the power of in vivo microscopy to generate fresh insights into the anatomy and physiology of normal and diseased tissues."
Lymph Node Transplant
Lymphatic therapy helps with the healing process of lymph node transplant. Two areas of your body are affected. The doner site and the recipient site.
Each lymph node has 4 to 6 afferent lymph vessels that go into the node, and 2 vessels that exit. Lymphatic therapy encourages these lymphatic vessels to connect with another lymph vessel, or blood vessel (capillaries). Hence, more connections sooner! Swelling and sometimes infection may occur during the healing process. Lymphatic therapy should be halted if there is an active infection and may resume after being on antibiotics for 3 consecutive days.
Lymph stasis leads to health complications.
A Sluggish Lymph Zaps Vitality.
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