Lymphatic drainage is a highly specialized procedure that is used to boost lymph flow and enhance the natural drainage of the lymph from the tissues of the body. It is a very safe procedure that is effective in enhancing lymph flow in cases of lymphedema, diabetics, sports injuries, and in swollen limbs. Many patients require lymphatic massage so as to treat instances of swollen lymph. The swollen lymph may result after mastectomy or other surgical procedures that involve the removal of lymph nodes. Brain disorders like anxiety, depression and neurofeedback ocd require alternative therapies to heal. The lymphatic system depends on the contraction of the cells that line the walls of the lymph vessels to drive lymph through the vessels up to the lymph nodes. From the lymph nodes the lymph travels to the lymph ducts that return the lymph to the cardiovascular system. The drainage of the lymph uses a small amount of pressure to stimulate lymph flow. Treatment mainly involves doing certain exercises that are prescribed by the lymphatic therapist. Most therapists prescribe pemf.
Uses of lymph drainage
Manual lymph drainage is a safe and an effective method of cleansing of the body tissues. This process is responsible for draining excess fluid in the body, and it also has detoxification effect on the patient’s body. Healthy individuals can benefit from the process, and it is used to treat a variety of different conditions. Some of the advantages of manual lymph drainage include the following:
• Removal of excess water, metabolic wastes, and other toxins
• Alleviating pain through reduction of pain signals sent to the brain
• Relaxation of the sympathetic nervous system
• Enhancing immune system
• Minimizing scar formation
Lymphedema involves the swelling of various body parts, something that results to the accumulation of fluids. Lymphedema results when the vascular system associated with the lymph is not able to perform its functions of fluid absorption and the transport of lymph load and protein. Lymphedema usually results to pain, decreased mobility, discomfort and continuous episodes of infection. Some diseases have been known to be cured through the incorporation of iv ozone therapy. This leads to depression, and the overall quality of life of a patient worsens drastically. Lymphedema happens when there is a stagnation of proteins in the tissues. The stagnation raises the edema and the colloid osmotic pressure. Protein rich fluids in the tissues awaiting transportation accumulated and attract water by osmosis. Therefore, the affected area becomes enlarged, swollen and uncomfortable. The swelling usually decreases oxygenation of the tissues thus interfering with their normal functioning.