1‑ TO ACTIVATE FLUID CIRCULATION
Activation of circulation of lymph, blood capillaries and veins, interstitial liquids, cerebrospinal and synovial fluid, etc. To help “reroute” stagnant fluid (edema, primary and secondary lymphedema) in skin, muscles, viscera, joints, cranial sutures, periosteum, chambers of the eyes, cochlea, etc.
2‑ TO DRAIN
A‑ TOXINS: As part of a treatment to promote tissue regeneration (e.g. scars, stretch marks, or wrinkles; or where the patient has had a fracture or surgery). Can be used for anti‑aging therapy.
B‑ FAT: most every time fat content is present in the body lymphatic vessels are present to help evacuate them.
C‑ MACROMOLECULES (PROTEINS): LDT helps eliminate protein-rich fluid from the extracellular tissue, helping reabsorption of edema.
3‑ TO STIMULATE THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
Increased lymph flow carries more antigens to the lymph nodes, increasing antibody/antigen contact. This can help the immune system as a preventative action. Also, LDT techniques have been found to help with chronic and sub-acute inflammatory processes (e.g. chronic fatigue syndrome, auto‑immune disease, arthritis, bronchitis, sinusitis, tonsillitis, laryngitis, acne, eczema, etc).
4‑ TO STIMULATE THE PARASYMPATHETIC SYSTEM
Stimulation of the lymphatics can increase parasympathetic response and diminish the sympathetic tone, “fight or flight” response. This can be very helpful in dealing with: stress, depression and sleeping disorders.
5‑ TO REDUCE PAIN
LDT alleviates tissue fluid stagnation and inhibits type C nociceptors which trigger pain. It is effective in dealing with some kinds of chronic pain.
6‑ TO REDUCE MUSCLE SPASM:
Skeletal or smooth muscle spasms, constipation, etc.