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Lymphatic Drainage

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Lymphatic Drainage 2017-08-23T23:04:09+00:00

What is Lymphatic Drainage?

Lymph is the great mascarader. Musculoskeletal and visceral pain and internal conditions that do not respond to manipulation and supplements as expected often have a lymphatic component.

What is Lymph

Lymph is a system in our body that is part of our immune system and also helps clean us. Part of it is solid like the lymph nodes and spleen and thymus. Part of it is liquid and travels in channels throughout our body. Dr. Caroline Peterson began addressing the lymphatic system when she wasn’t seeing the response she expected from chiropractic adjustments and visceral manipulation. Lymphatic vessels can be damaged when organs move with a pregnancy, birth, or injury. Many times just moving the organ won’t heal the lymph system and the lymphatic system will need time and care to rehabilitate. Specifically placed adjustments work to open lymph drainage so the treatment takes less time and lasts longer.

Conditions Treated

Dr. Caroline Peterson will always carefully evaluate you to see if the lymphatic system plays a role in your health. Some of the conditions that might benefit from lymphatic drainage include.

  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Fullness in the head
  • Vulvar or leg varicosities
  • Plugged breast ducts or pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Low back pain
  • Pelvic bowl pain
  • Leg or foot pain

How to Prepare

Be sure to eat and drink before you get your lymphatic drainage session, but don’t come with a full stomach. After your session eat lightly the rest of the day and drink a lot of water. Dr. Caroline Peterson might prescribe an herb for you to support lymphatic drainage, or teach you how to dry brush, or suggest you get a mini trampoline to improve lymph circulation.

What to Expect

Lymphatic drainage is often done over clothing or sheets. The touch  is light for superficial drainage, and somewhat heavier for deep drainage. The drainage is not painful, and you might notice some curious sensations near to, or far from, the drainage site. They lymphatic system extends throughout our body. The main drainage conduit is the thoracic duct that runs in front of the spinal column. Evaluating your lymph through your breastbone is one important piece of lymphatic drainage.

Lymphatic Drainage Lymph is the great mascarader. Musculoskeletal and visceral pain and internal conditions that do not respond to manipulation and supplements as expected often have a lymphatic component. How to Prepare Be sure to eat and drink before you get your lymphatic drainage session, but don’t come with a full stomach. After your session eat lightly the rest of the day and drink a lot of water. Dr. Caroline Peterson might prescribe an herb for you to support lymphatic drainage, or teach you how to dry brush, or suggest you get a mini trampoline to improve lymph circulation. More Congested lymph creates bogginess. The lymphatic system’s job is to help clean us. It relies on you moving to help it move. When you don’t move enough or wear clothes that are too tight, your lymphatic system cannot do its job well.