Foundations of Manual Lymph Drainage

ISBN-10: 0323030645
ISBN-13: 9780323030649
Edition: 3rd 2005 (Revised)
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Description: This manual lymph drainage guide covers the anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of the lymphatic system, providing key background information necessary for effective treatment. Chapters are structured according to anatomic regions, focusing on  More...

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Book details

List price: $41.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 10/21/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 120
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

This manual lymph drainage guide covers the anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of the lymphatic system, providing key background information necessary for effective treatment. Chapters are structured according to anatomic regions, focusing on the lymphatic knots and their tributary regions in the throat, armpit, trunk, and groin. Photographs illustrate the lymphatic knots and lymphatic courses, which are drawn on the human body, and provide a clear picture of the structures to be treated. Designated points are numbered to illustrate the progression of treatment in each region. Also includes coverage of complete decongestive therapy (CDT). Explains procedures in a detailed, step-by-step format. Features a helpful chart of lymph node groups and their tributary regions that outlines each lymph node as it pertains to a specific anatomical region. Key information is summarized in the margins, making it easier for readers to review what theyve read and focus on important topics. Self-test questions provide an excellent means for readers to assess their comprehension and review key material in the book. These questions are also helpful in preparing for exams. Two-color illustrations help the reader visualize and learn theoretical aspects of this therapy. The text has been completely updated to reflect the latest techniques in lymph drainage therapy. Coverage of individual treatment strokes and stroke sequences have been updated, with more comprehensive descriptions and detailed photos that illustrate proper hand placement, pressure, and movement. Expanded coverage of complete decongestive therapy, including a CDT survey consisting of the case history, examination, and palpation that can be used to gather valuable information to formulate therapeutic goals and evaluate treatment results.

Professor F�ldi is a worldwide renowned expert on lymphology - his outstanding work and publications have made him a founder and pioneer in lymphology. He has received numerous awards and honorary memberships from various international lymphology associations which underline the high regard in which he is held in the field of lymphology. Prof. F�ldi has founded a clinic at Hinterzarten/Black Forest which specializes in lymphology, today he still works there as an advisor

Anatomy of the Lymph Vessel System
The Lymph Vessel System
Lymph Nodes and Lymphatic Regions
Important Lymph Node Groups and Their Tributary Regions
Interstitial Fluid and Lymph
Blood and Tissue Fluid Exchange
Circulation of Protein Molecules
Lymph Formation and LymphFlow: Physiological Lymph Drainage
Lymph Formation
Lymph Transport
The Lymphatic Systems Safety Valve Function
Lymphatic System Insufficiency
High Volume Insufficiency or Dynamic Insufficiency
Low Volume Insufficiency or Mechanical Insufficiency
Safety Valve Insufficiency
The Effect of Massage Upon Lymph Formation and the Lymphangiomotor Function
Manual Lymph Drainage and Lymph Formation
Manual Lymph Drainage and Lymphangiomotor Function
Basic Principles of Manual Lymph Drainage
Massage Strokes
Performing Manual Lymph Drainage
Indications and Contraindications of Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) and Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT)
Massage Stroke Sequences for Different Treatment Areas
Treatment of Cervical Lymph Nodes and Their Tributary Regions
Anatomical Foundations
Treatment of the Neck and Shoulder Areas
Treatment of the Back of the Head and the Nape of the Neck
Treatment of the Face
Oral Cavity Drainage
Treatment of Axillary Lymph Nodes and Their Tributary Regions
Anatomical Foundations
Treatment of the Breast
Treatment of the Back
Treatment of the Arm
Treatment of the Large, Deep Lymphatic Trunks
Anatomical Foundations
Treatment of the Abdomen
Alternative Massage Strokes for Abdominal Drainage
Treatment of Inguinal Lymph Nodes and Their Tributary Regions
Anatomical Foundations
Treatment of the Inguinal Lymph Nodes
Treatment of the Abdominal Wall
Treatment of the Lumbar Region
Treatment of the Leg
Complete Decongestive Therapy CDT
General
How Compression Therapy Works
Diagnostic Survey
Further Physical Therapeutic Measures Within the CDT the Framework
Index

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