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Effects of mechanical massage, manual lymphatic drainage and connective tissue manipulation techniques on fat mass in women with cellulite.

Abstract Title: Effects of mechanical massage, manual lymphatic drainage and connective tissue manipulation techniques on fat mass in women with cellulite. Abstract Source: J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2010 Feb;24(2):138-42. Epub 2009 Jul 13. PMID: 19627407 Abstract Author(s): V Bayrakci Tunay, T Akbayrak, Y Bakar, H Kayihan, N Ergun Article Affiliation: Hacettepe University, Faculty of Health Sciences Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, 06100 Ankara, Turkey. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Abstract: OBJECTIVE: To evaluate and compare the effectiveness of three different noninvasive treatment techniques on fat mass and regional fat thickness of the patients with cellulites. METHODS: Sixty subjects were randomized into three groups. Group 1 (n = 20) treated with mechanical massage (MM), group 2 (n = 20) treated with manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) and group 3 (n = 20) treated with connective tissue manipulation (CTM) techniques. Subjects were evaluated by using standardized photographs, body composition analyzer (TBF 300) (body weight (BW), body mass index (BMI), fat %, fat mass (FM), fat free mass (FFM), total body water (TBW)), circumference measurement from thigh, waist-hip ratio (WHR), fat thickness measurements from abdomen, suprailium and thigh regions with skin fold caliper. RESULTS: All groups had an improvement in thinning of the subcutaneous fat after the treatment (P<0.05). Thigh circumference decreased by an average of 0.5 cm in all groups and thigh fat thickness decreased 1.66 mm in Group 1, 2.21 mm in Group 2 and 3.03 mm in Group 3. Abdomen and suprailium fat thicknesses decreased 2.4 and 2.58 mm in Group 1, 1.78 and 2 mm in Group 2 and 1.23 and 0.64 mm in Group 3, respectively. The mean difference in waist-hip ratio was 0.1 cm in all groups. CONCLUSION: All the treatment techniques are effective in decreasing the regional fat values of the patients with cellulites. Article Published Date : Feb 01, 2010

Manual lymphatic drainage in management of edema in a case with CRPS: why the(y) wait?

Abstract Title: Manual lymphatic drainage in management of edema in a case with CRPS: why the(y) wait? Abstract Source: Rheumatol Int. 2009 Oct 13. Epub 2009 Oct 13. PMID: 19823831 Abstract Author(s): Ismail Safaz, Fatih Tok, Mehmet Ali Taşkaynatan, Ahmet Ozgul Article Affiliation: Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, GATA TSK Rehabilitasyon Merkezi, 06530, Bilkent Ankara, Turkey. Abstract: Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a disorder characterized by pain, edema, skin color changes and autonomic abnormalities. Its treatment is quite difficult and in most of the patients effective results cannot be reached. Manual lymphatic drainage is a very rare method for managing limb edema in CRPS. In this case report, the dramatic response of an excessive edema to lymphatic drainage was discussed in a CRPS patient. Article Published Date : Oct 13, 2009

Cerebrospinal fluid stasis and its clinical significance. 📎

Abstract Title: Cerebrospinal fluid stasis and its clinical significance. Abstract Source: Altern Ther Health Med. 2009 May-Jun;15(3):54-60. PMID: 19472865 Abstract Author(s): James M Whedon, Donald Glassey Article Affiliation: The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice in Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA. Abstract: We hypothesize that stasis of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) occurs commonly and is detrimental to health. Physiologic factors affecting the normal circulation of CSF include cardiovascular, respiratory, and vasomotor influences. The CSF maintains the electrolytic environment of the central nervous system (CNS), influences systemic acid-base balance, serves as a medium for the supply of nutrients to neuronal and glial cells, functions as a lymphatic system for the CNS by removing the waste products of cellular metabolism, and transports hormones, neurotransmitters, releasing factors, and other neuropeptides throughout the CNS. Physiologic impedance or cessation of CSF flow may occur commonly in the absence of degenerative changes or pathology and may compromise the normal physiologic functions of the CSF. CSF appears to be particularly prone to stasis within the spinal canal. CSF stasis may be associated with adverse mechanical cord tension, vertebral subluxation syndrome, reduced cranial rhythmic impulse, and restricted respiratory function. Increased sympathetic tone, facilitated spinal segments, dural tension, and decreased CSF flow have been described as closely related aspects of an overall pattern of structural and energetic dysfunction in the axial skeleton and CNS. Therapies directed at affecting CSF flow include osteopathic care (especially cranial manipulation), craniosacral therapy, chiropractic adjustment of the spine and cranium, Network Care (formerly Network Chiropractic), massage therapy (including lymphatic drainage techniques), yoga, therapeutic breath-work, and cerebrospinal fluid technique. Further investigation into the nature and causation of CSF stasis, its potential effects upon human health, and effective therapies for its correction is warranted. Article Published Date : May 01, 2009
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Experiences of breast cancer related lymphoedema and the use of reflexology for managing swelling: A qualitative study.

Related Articles Experiences of breast cancer related lymphoedema and the use of reflexology for managing swelling: A qualitative study. Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2018 Aug;32:123-129 Authors: Whatley J, Street R, Kay S Abstract BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: An estimated 1 in 5 women surviving breast cancer will go on to develop breast cancer related lymphoedema (BCRL). There is a gap in the literature capturing experiences of people living with BCRL who use complementary therapies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were collected from 26 participants via a semi-structured interview. Questioning centred around their personal experiences of living with lymphoedema, and their use of reflexology lymphatic drainage. RESULTS: Four main themes emerged which comprised physical and psycho-social impacts of lymphoedema, experiences of physical change, and the return of optimism. RLD treatment was considered pleasant and non invasive, and the reduction in swelling helped with pain and mobility. CONCLUSION: The main conclusion from this qualitative evaluation was that participants perceived benefit on physical and psychological levels. Participation in the study appeared to help re-engagement with normal life. Further research is needed to quantify the changes in these parameters. PMID: 30057039 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

[Radiation therapy of locally advanced prostate cancer].

Related Articles [Radiation therapy of locally advanced prostate cancer]. Urologe A. 2017 Nov;56(11):1402-1409 Authors: Schmidt-Hegemann NS, Li M, Eze C, Belka C, Ganswindt U Abstract The risk classification for localized prostate cancer is based on the groups "low", "intermediate", and "high-risk" prostate cancer. Following this established risk group definition, locally advanced prostate cancer (cT3/4N0M0) has to be classified as "high-risk" prostate cancer. Radical prostatectomy or high-dose radiotherapy, which is combined with androgen deprivation, are the only curative standard treatments for locally advanced prostate cancer. Particularly adequate radiation doses, modern radiotherapy techniques like IMRT/IGRT, as well as long-term androgen suppression are essential for an optimal treatment outcome. In combination with definitive radiotherapy, androgen deprivation therapy should be started neoadjuvant/simultaneous to radiotherapy and is recommended to be continued after radiotherapy. Previous data suggest that 2‑year long-term androgen deprivation in this setting may not be inferior to 3‑year long-term androgen deprivation in high-risk patients. An additional radiation therapy of the lymphatic pathways in men with cN0 locally advanced/high-risk prostate cancer is still a matter of research. Ongoing trials may define selected subgroups with a suggested benefit at its best. PMID: 28983664 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

[Migraine prophylaxis with trigger point therapy and lymphatic drainage : A pilot study].

Related Articles [Migraine prophylaxis with trigger point therapy and lymphatic drainage : A pilot study]. Wien Med Wochenschr. 2017 Nov;167(15-16):359-367 Authors: Yedikardachian D, Quasthoff S, Lechner AT, Giuliani A, Fazekas F Abstract Migraine is a complex, multifactorial, neurovascular disorder of the brain. Patients frequently have pericranial trigger points, but trigger point (TP) therapy for migraine has not yet been adequately studied. In contrast, lymphatic drainage (LD) has been studied in patients with migraine. The multifactorial origin of migraine suggests using a combination of approaches such as TP therapy and lymphatic drainage. The present study evaluated the effectiveness of TP therapy alone and in combination with LD in preventing migraine during treatment period and over an 8‑week period after completion of treatment. A wait list control group served as a control group. Patients completed a headache calendar. The results of this pilot study suggest a beneficial effect for TP alone and TP combined with LD for migraine prophylaxis for 8 weeks after completion of treatment. PMID: 28770409 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]