Autonomic Nervous System, CFS and Fibromyalgia

Manual Lymphatic Drainage, the Autonomic Nervous System, CFS and Fibromyalgia: Part 1 By: Mark Shaw

Research into the Lymphatic system has really taken off over the last two decades since immunologists proved clinically and unequivocally that lymphocytes produce antibodies which protect the body against viruses and infection.Researchers then began to query whether obstructions in severely swollen lymph nodes could be the underlying cause of a variety of ailments which were mystifying the medical profession. READ MORE

Axillary Web Syndrome

Treatment of Axillary Web Syndrome: A case report using manual techniques.

Abstract: Background and Purpose: Axillary web syndrome (AWS) is a painful and functionally limiting complication of breast cancer treatment most likely due to lymphatic thrombosis after lymph node resection. Patients describe cord-like structures in the axilla extending into the distal arm causing pain, limited shoulder ROM and functional compromise.  READ CASE REPORT

CVI and the Lymphatic System

Chronic Venous Insufficiency and the Effects on the Lymphatic System

BY JOACHIM ZUTHER, ON JULY 3RD, 2013 Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is an advanced stage of venous disease that occurs when the inner lining of the veins and/or the valves located within the larger veins are not working sufficiently, causing venous blood to collect or “pool” in the veins (venous stasis). READ ARTICLE

MLD a & Knee Replacement Surgery Research

Randomized Trial Investigating the Efficacy of Manual Lymphatic Drainage to Improve Early Outcome After Total Knee Arthroplasty Jay R. Ebert, PhD,a,b Brendan Joss, PhD,a,b Berit Jardine, BVSc, RMT,b David J. Wood, BSC, MBBS, MS, FRCS, FRACSc

Abstract Objective: To investigate the efficacy of manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) in the early postoperative period after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) to reduce edema and pain and improve knee range of motion. READ FULL PAPER