Parkinson’s Disease & Multiple Sclerosis

Parkinson’s Disease

For this disease MLD (Manual Lymphatic Drainage) as a whole body treatment can help reduce tremors. In addition, reflex muscle tension can be reduced.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

MS (Encephalitis disseminate) is a demyelination disease of the white matter of the brain and spinal chord. It eventually leads to focal disintegration of the medullary sheath, which begins with an inflammation in its vicinity. A local edema also arises here, as a sign of vascular reaction, which impedes the neighbouring vessels with the pressure it exerts on its environment. The exact cause of the disease is not yet known.

Many parts of the nervous system can be attacked, such as the optic nerve, brain stem, cerebellum, pyramidal tract and (primarily) the posterior bundles in the spinal chord. There, symptoms vary depending on location.

The disease usually progresses episodically, and remissions are also possible. Various targeted organs become spastically paralyzed.

To date there is no casual therapy for Multiple Sclerosis. MLD (Manual Lymphatic Drainage) represents a symptomatic and additive therapy because of its edema -reducing effect on the micro-edema.

MLD (Manual Lymphatic Drainage)

Treatment focuses on the location of clinical symptoms. In cases of defunctionalization in the region of the cerebral nerves, nape of the neck, facial and the cranial treatment is administered, along with internal oral drainage: this is almost always the best approach. For spastic paralysis of the extremities, the entire back is broadly drained para-vertebrally in order to decongest the CNS via the Lymph vessels of the spinal chord and rid the medullary sheath of edema.

If during treatment there are reflex muscular spasms to which the patient is very sensitive, treatment should be broken off briefly. Resume immediately afterwards, but shorten the treatment time.

Because of the overall relaxing effect of  MLD (Manual Lymphatic Drainage) occasional whole body sessions are recommended.

Tailoring the treatment to the individual patient is especially important in MS cases. Long term treatment can slow down the progress of the disease. Long term treatment can slow down the progress of the disease. In all cases the patient feels subjectively better, and this alone justifies the use of MLD (Manual Lymphatic Drainage).

(Renato Kasseroller, “Compendium of Dr Vodder’s Manual Lymph Drainage”, 1998 P139-140 Italics ours).

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