Friday, December 02, 2011
At Healthy Being Wellness Center we concentrate our healing services
on promoting breast health and enhancing the lymphatic function of the
breast and reproductive systems. Healthy Being Wellness Center is St.
Peterburg's premier natural breast health clinic that focuses on
lymphatic therapy for Lymphatic Therapy for FibroCystic Breast
Syndrome, Breast Carcinoma, Ovarian Cysts and Fibroids. Clients with
breast cancer related lymphedema find relief in a series of electro
lymphatic drainage therapies through the techniques used by Lymphatic
Drainage Specialist, Melissa Gallagher.
THE IMPORTANCE OF THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM IN GOOD BREAST HEALTH
The lymph system is a cleansing system for cellular waste
in the body. It is a one-way transport system that can get
easily clogged, because it doesnâ??t have a pumping system of
its own. The axillary (underarm) lymph nodes are close to the
breast; 97% of the lymphatic fluid that drains breasts is found
in these underarm nodes.
For good breast health, it is imperative to keep the lymph
fluid circulating. Exercise, deep breathing and lymphatic drainage
massage help move the lymph fluid, supporting the clearing
of waste and debris from the system. The better the circulation,
the healthier your breasts and body will be!
DID YOU KNOW?
- Breasts do not have muscles to help move them or a pumping
system to circulate and drain fluids.
- Surgical scars can cause breast pain or â??pullingâ? and can
develop pockets of swelling where fluid collects.
- Monthly cycles, pregnancy and lactation or surgery can
cause a variety of pain or discomfort. Chronic conditions
causing breast congestion are associated with breast pain
and degenerative tissue changes.
- There are many readily available nutritional supplements
and foods that boost breast health factors, including garlic,
turmeric (a natural anti-inflammatory), flax seed and oil,
omega oils, green tea (a natural anti-oxidant), fresh green
vegetables and fresh fruits.
- Smoking, excessive alcohol, sugar and refined foods, pesticides
and herbicides, chemicals and food additives, trans-fats
and hydrogenated oils have been shown to be factors in increased
Stanford Center for Lymphatic and Venous Disorders, Division of
Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine,
Stanford, California: 2002 Dec 1;95(11):2260-7.
lymphatic therapy(DLT) for patients with breast carcinoma-associated
lymphedema. A randomized, prospective study of a role for adjunctive
intermittent pneumatic compression.
Disruption of the lymphatic circulation through breast
carcinoma-associated axillary lymph node dissection, with or without
radiation therapy, reportedly is the most common cause of lymphedema in
developed countries. There is no cure for breast carcinoma-associated
lymphedema. Although intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) has been
acknowledged as a potential component of the multidisciplinary
therapeutic strategy in the treatment of patients with breast
carcinoma-associated lymphedema, prospective study of its adjunctive
safety and efficacy is required.
* Study found lymphatic therapy
produced a " mean volume reduction (45.3% vs. 26%; P < 0.05)."
[for many clients this is significant, it illustrates a reduction in
finger, wrist, forearm and upper arm swelling]
Lymphatic Decongestive Therapist, Melissa Gallagher, offers a complimentary Lymphatic Assessment and will create a customized plan to address reducing the impact of cancer related edemas within your system. Call our office to book this 60min Sessionl: 727-502-3464