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Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019

 

Warning Signs Of Lymphedema

  Lymphedema is a chronic disorder of the lymphatic system in which the lymph fluid doesn’t drain properly, which results in swelling in one or more parts of the body, It can be hereditary (Primary Lymphedema) or can occur after a surgical procedure, infection, radiation or other physical trauma (Secondary Lymphedema). Dr. Stanley Rockson, co-founder of the Lymphatic Education & Research Network and an endowed chair at Stanford University for Lymphatic Research, says, Lymphedema is not a controversial condition, it’s “just not well recognized.” Some warning signs of Lymphedema include infection inRead More


Are You an Authentic Empath? Watch for These 12 Strange Behaviors

  “Empaths did not come into this world to be victims, we came to be warriors. Be brave. Stay strong. We need all hands on deck.” – Anthon St. Maarten Empaths are the healers of the world, sent to our planet to bring peace, comfort and guidance to all those in times of need. They understand the feelings of those around them at a level that most of us can’t even begin to imagine, genuinely connecting with everyone that they meet. This connection allows them to truly comprehend that whichRead More


I have narcolepsy, and I hate that people think I’m just lazy

  It’s a cycle that started when I was 16 years old: I fall asleep, awaken just as abruptly, and immediately scan the room for clues. How long was I out? Who noticed? Before I can finish evaluating, I’m drifting off all over again. I didn’t seek out a sleep specialist and get diagnosed with narcolepsy until months after I turned 20, even though sleepiness had disrupted my schedule, happiness, and general state of mind for years. I repeatedly wrote off a legitimate medical problem as me being an irresponsibleRead More


How to Perform Lymphatic Drainage Massage

Clearing motions can be repeated as many as 10 times a day. Patel advises, “Always massage both sides of your body, not just the side with the lymphedema.” A guide to clearing There are three stages to clearing. Be sure to clear the supraclavicular area, the axillary area, and the inner-elbow area, in that order. To clear the supraclavicular area: Begin by lying on a comfortable, flat surface. Cross your arms on your chest, with your hands resting just below the collarbones. Then simply lift your elbows slowly. The muscleRead More