Osteopathic treatment impacts all systems of the body, but a special impact can be observed in the case of lymphatic system. Andrew Still, the creator of osteopathy, considered the lymphatic system to be the most important system of our bodies and he was one of the first researchers in the world to consider this system in the treatment and prevention of diseases. The treatment of lymphedema consists mainly of conservative treatment.
Complete Decongestive Therapy recommended for adults and children includes: taking care of hygiene of one’s skin and nails, manual lymphatic drainage, the use of elastic bands/anti-dema bandages, exercises enhancing the muscle pump. Proper assessment and effective manual osteopathic procedures can help to manage lymph edema patients in an effective way.