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Lymphatic massage

Marzanna T Zaleska, Waldemar L Olszewski
The commonly used modalities for therapy of limb lymphedema are manual lymphatic drainage, manual devices moving edema fluid and intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC). What seems to be necessary for validation of the effect of the compression procedure is imaging of the mobilized moving edema fluid. Picture of edema fluid flow would allow the therapist to use force adjusted to the tissue volume and stiffness differing in various limb regions as well as identify sites of abundant accumulation of fluid requiring more compression...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
Sinead Cobbe, Shirley Real, Sinead Slattery
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the treatment of oedema in palliative care patients. AIM: To outline the assessment, goals, and interventions for patients with oedema. METHOD: A 6-month chart review of a specialist physiotherapy-led oedema service was carried out. RESULTS: Of the sample group (n=63), 28.6% of patients had lymphoedema, 15.9% had non-lymphatic oedema, 46% had mixed oedema and 9.8% had lymphorrhoea; 58 patients (92%) had cancer...
March 16, 2017: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
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INTRODUCTION: A large heterogeneous group of unproven remedies exist to treat cancer in both developed and developing countries. Some of these remedies often do more harm than good to the patients. The traditional medicine is the sum total of the knowledge, skills, and practices based on the theories, beliefs, and experiences indigenous to different cultures. The traditional medicine in Oman is based on herbal treatment and skin treatment (massage, Cupping and skin burn "cautery" treatment-known as Wasam or Kaiy)...
September 2016: Gulf Journal of Oncology
Svenja Happe, Andreas Peikert, Rudolf Siegert, Stefan Evers
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October 2016: Neurological Sciences
Svenja Happe, Andreas Peikert, Rudolf Siegert, Stefan Evers
This study aimed at examining the efficacy of lymphatic drainage (LD) and traditional massage (TM) in the prophylactic treatment of migraine using controlled prospective randomized clinical trial of 64 patients (57 women, 45 ± 10 years) with migraine with and without aura. Patients were randomized into three groups: LD (n = 21); TM (n = 21); waiting group (WG, n = 22). After a 4-week-baseline, a treatment period of 8 weeks was applied followed by a 4-week observation period. The patients filled in a headache diary continuously; every 4 weeks they filled in the German version of the CES-D and the German version of the Headache Disability Inventory...
October 2016: Neurological Sciences
Waldemar L Olszewski, Marzanna Zaleska, Sandro Michelin
OBJECTIVES: Edema fluid in lymphedematous limbs should be evacuated to sites where it can be absorbed. It should be moved either to the hypogastrium or arm/scapular regions along tissue channels or implanted silicon channels or through lymphovenous anastomoses. For that purpose, the manual lymphatic drainage of limb is an effective method. Standardization of manual massage applied force and timing becomes necessary. AIM: A device with known pressing area and continuously showing the applied force while moving it toward the root of the limb is needed...
December 2016: Lymphatic Research and Biology
Paul A Lewis, Joan E Cunningham
BACKGROUND: In the context of breast cancer, axillary web syndrome (AWS), also called lymphatic cording, typically presents in the weeks after axillary surgery. This painful condition, likely lymphofibrotic in origin, restricts upper extremity range of motion (ROM). There is no established treatment, although physical therapy and other approaches have been used to variable effect. This report describes treatment of a female client with AWS, who had recently undergone a unilateral simple mastectomy with sentinel node biopsy plus axillary dissection...
June 2016: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
M Yu Gerasimenko, T A Knyazeva, T V, D B Kul'chitskaya
Based on the innovative "kinesio-taping" technique proposed by the Japanese researcher Kenzo Kace, we have designed a new physiotherapeutic complex including the well-known physiotherapeutic methods of lymphatic drainage with intermittent pneumatic compression and underwater massage shower. The objective of our study was to evaluate the efficiency of the application of the "kinesio-taping" technique for the non-pharmacological rehabilitative treatment of the patients presenting with stage I-III lymphedema of the lower sextremities...
September 2015: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
Roy R Reeves, Mark E Ladner
Myofascial trigger points (TPs) are a poorly understood phenomenon involving the myofascial system and its related neural, lymphatic, and circulatory elements. Compression or massage of a TP causes localized pain and may cause referred pain and autonomic phenomena. The authors describe a 58-year-old woman who experienced precipitation of substantial psychological symptoms directly related to her treatment for a lower abdominal TP. Her symptoms resolved after 2 weeks of receiving high-velocity, low-amplitude manipulation and soft tissue massage...
February 2016: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
He-Bin Yao, Ya-Ning Chen, Jian Shang, Qiao-Jun Han
The current study reports the case of a 61-year-old man with diabetes who was suffering from generalized pain over the whole body and gradually progressive numbness. The patient was initially diagnosed with diabetic peripheral neuropathy and received treatment, however, the symptoms persisted. In October 2010, the patient was admitted to the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy General Hospital (Beijing, China) for the treatment of diabetes, however, a full-body sharp pain was also described, which was relieved upon massaging the area...
December 2015: Oncology Letters
Antonio Stecco, Robert Stern, Ilaria Fantoni, Raffaele De Caro, Carla Stecco
In the past 15 years, multiple articles have appeared that target fascia as an important component of treatment in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation. To better understand the possible actions of fascial treatments, there is a need to clarify the definition of fascia and how it interacts with various other structures: muscles, nerves, vessels, organs. Fascia is a tissue that occurs throughout the body. However, different kinds of fascia exist. In this narrative review, we demonstrate that symptoms related to dysfunction of the lymphatic system, superficial vein system, and thermoregulation are closely related to dysfunction involving superficial fascia...
February 2016: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
O Coufal, O Zapletal, P Vrtělová, J Vašina, Z Řehák
INTRODUCTION: The aim of the study was to review the cases of sentinel lymph node biopsy for breast cancer in which preoperative lymphoscintigraphy had shown no axillary hot spot; to assess the frequency of failed examinations and possible causes of the failure; to analyze subsequent surgical procedures and hence to provide a general recommendation on what to do in such a situation. METHODS: A retrospective overview of 3014 lymphoscintigraphy examinations at the Masaryk Memorial Cancer Institute from 2001 to 2011 with a more detailed analysis of the cases with axillary hot spot visualization failure...
March 2015: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
Marzanna Zaleska, Waldemar L Olszewski, Marta Cakala, Jaroslaw Cwikla, Tadeusz Budlewski
BACKGROUND: In lymphedema, tissue fluid steadily accumulates in the subcutaneous space containing loose connective tissue. We documented previously that deformation of the structure of subcutaneous collagen bundles and fat by excess fluid leads to formation of "lakes" and interconnected channels with irregular shape. Since there is no force that could mobilize and propel stagnant fluid to the regions where lymphatics absorb and contract, this task should be taken over by external massage...
June 2015: Lymphatic Research and Biology
Nelson Leung, Dominic Furniss, Henk Giele
Breast cancer is the commonest cancer in the UK. Advances in breast cancer treatment means that the sequelae of treatment are affecting more women and for a longer duration. Lymphoedema is one such sequela, with wide-ranging implications, from serious functional and psychological effects at the individual level to wider economic burdens to society. Breast cancer-related lymphoedema is principally managed by conservative therapy comprising compression garments and manual decongestive massage. This approach is effective for early stages of lymphoedema, but it is not curative and the effectiveness depends on patient compliance...
April 2015: Maturitas
Madhur Guruprasad Aggithaya, Saravu R Narahari, Terence J Ryan
INTRODUCTION: Yoga used as a major component of integrative treatment protocol in 14 Indian village camps improved quality-of-life in 425 lymphatic filariasis patients. They experienced better mobility and reduced disability. This paper documents the gait abnormalities observed in lower limb lymphedema patients and the locomotor changes following integrative treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Yoga postures were performed as explained by traditional yoga practice in two sessions: Before ayurvedic oil massage without compression bandages and after the massage with compression bandages...
January 2015: International Journal of Yoga
Susan Lee King Yuan, Luciana Akemi Matsutani, Amélia Pasqual Marques
The systematic review aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of massage in fibromyalgia. An electronic search was conducted at MEDLINE, SCiELO, EMBASE, ISI, PEDro, SPORTDiscus, CINAHL, Cochrane CENTRAL and LILACS (Jan 1990-May 2013). Ten randomized and non-randomized controlled trials investigating the effects of massage alone on symptoms and health-related quality of life of adult patients with fibromyalgia were included. Two reviewers independently screened records, examined full-text reports for compliance with the eligibility criteria, and extracted data...
April 2015: Manual Therapy
Pascale Mutti Tacani, Juliana Pereira Franceschini, Rogério Eduardo Tacani, Aline Fernanda Perez Machado, Débora Montezello, João Carlos Guedes Sampaio Góes, Angela Marx
BACKGROUND: Secondary lymphedema after head and neck cancer treatment is a serious complication and its management can be a challenge. The purpose of this study was to verify which physical therapy modalities were applied in the treatment of head and neck lymphedema through a retrospective analysis. METHODS: A retrospective study was developed, based on the analysis of medical records of 32 patients treated in the physiotherapy outpatient department of the Brazilian Institute of Cancer Control (IBCC)...
February 2016: Head & Neck
Shintaro Yanazume, Haruhiko Douzono, Hidemichi Kubo, Tomomi Nagata, Tsutomu Douchi, Hiroaki Kobayashi
Vulvar lymphatic leakage is a severe complication associated with gynecological cancer treatments. However, standard treatment strategies have not yet been determined. We encountered a rare case of a 76-year-old multiparous woman suffering from massive lymphatic fluid leakage from the entire vulva, and papules developed and were identified as lymphangiomas. A large amount of straw-colored discharge continued from all vulvar papules, which extended over the mons pubis. Nine years ago, the patient had undergone a radical hysterectomy with concurrent chemoradiation for uterine cervical cancer treatment...
November 2014: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
M Mason
Lymphoedema is a high protein oedema caused by a low output failure of the lymphatic system. Complex Physical Therapy is a conservative treatment which is designed to increase the transport capacity of the lymphatic system and remove the stagnant plasma proteins from the tissues. The treatment consists of massage, compression bandaging, an active exercise programme and care of the skin. Sometimes this is assisted by the use of a mercury compression pump and the prescription of one of the benzo pyrone drugs by the referring medical officer...
1993: Australian Journal of Physiotherapy
Artur Schander, David Padro, Hollis H King, H Fred Downey, Lisa M Hodge
BACKGROUND: Osteopathic practitioners utilize manual therapies called lymphatic pump techniques (LPT) to treat edema and infectious diseases. While previous studies examined the effect of a single LPT treatment on the lymphatic system, the effect of repeated applications of LPT on lymphatic output and immunity has not been investigated. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to measure the effects of repeated LPT on lymphatic flow, lymph leukocyte numbers, and inflammatory mediator concentrations in thoracic duct lymph (TDL)...
December 2013: Lymphatic Research and Biology
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