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Lymphatic mapping is a means of enabling the practitioner
to provide a more in depth evaluation of the lymph circulation.
Developed by Bruno Chikly MD (France), this method of treatment
gives the therapist a more specific method to determine the
extent of damage to the lymphatic vessels.
By palpating the presence or lack of lymphatic flow and being
able to determine the direction of alternative pathways,
the therapist is able to provide a more in depth and efficient
treatment plan. In situations where edemas don't respond
to conventional treatment methods based upon the knowledge
of "expected" pathways, there is often a more successful
result when the manual lymphatic drainage and compression
bandaging techniques are tailored to the individual's needs.
This may require periodic re-evaluation during the treatment
protocol as the body progresses through this process and
makes its' changes.
Ms. Keleher has incorporated lymphatic mapping as an integral
part of her treatment plan, especially in situations such
as metastatic cancers and edemas due to trauma and surgery.
Using this method she can determine differences from person
The above picture illustrates the "mapping"
method. The lines drawn indicate the direction of healthy
flow that occurred following damage to the lymph nodes.