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Lymphatic Drainage Herbal Remedy

PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 2:11 pm
by waterats
Has anyone tried Lymphatic Drainage Remedy or Lymphomax by Nature's Sunshine or any company? It is suppose to improve lymphatic flow according to packaging claims. I am desperate to try anything, but not at the risk of my health and that is why I am looking for anyone with previous experience with the products.

PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 10:41 pm
by silkie
Hiya Waterrats

Ok I have never heard of this

I to be honest cannot possibley see how anything herbal can help

You can get herbal diuretic type magic potions
but with lymphedema the last thing you need is for your natural body fluids removing .

Ok i just read the blurb on it

there is nothing there which can in my opinion make your lymph go away

and there is a diuretic in it that iand they are certainly not recommended

also there is purifiers of the liver Good old fashioned water 3 litres a day

also its claimed to be for you blood. Your lymph is not your blood

and resperatory help it claims

Well good breathing along with excersie will help the flow of lymphatic fluid
as muscle movemnt and breathing are what help move it anyway

Sotty hun There seems to be nothing in this that cant be done for your body every day by yourself without boosting profits of herbal companies

I know many people that have tried all sorts of remadies i can honestly say I dont know any that have no longer got lymph I actually can say
if there was one person out there in our lymph family that had great improvement from any of this we would be hearing about it and if it did work we would all be taking it

A good high protein diet with lots of fresh veggies and fruit lots of water, deep breathing combined with stretching and excercises to your limitations not someone elses

and I cannot say enough For MLD wrapping skin care and supports

and lots of self disipline get into a daily routine of mld self care.

your worth the effort.

hugsssssssss Silks xxxxxxxxxx

ps if there is something that does work and is out there and is medically proven and tested to work you will certainly here about it here

Bodyflow for lymphedema

PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 11:21 am
by waterats
Has anyone heard of Bodyflow for lymphedema??????

PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 1:07 pm
by silkie
Hiya Hun

Body flow.

Fitness clubs? massage . pumps etc etc?

Thats all i can flind


PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 1:55 pm
by Noelle
Hi Waterats,

I'm a big fan of natural medicine in general, and I've noticed a slight reduction in my lymphedema swelling when taking grapeseed extract (I have lower limb and truncal lymphedema). I've been off it for a while as it can be pricey, but I usually take 100mg twice a day with meals. A friend, who's also one of the top homeopathic doctors in the US, told me that it's all right to take as much as 600mg a day.

Red grapes in general are good for inflammation, and red wine (in moderation) is good for swelling too.

Another supplement called butcher's broom is apparently also good for lymphedema swelling. This supplement was the subject of an actual study done that showed some promising results in the reduction of swelling in breast cancer patients who've developed lymphedema. I'm reading up on butcher's broom to find out the pros and cons, so I'll post more info on it if I find out anything worthwhile! :-)


PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 3:59 am
by silkie
Hi Noelle

I am so glad you check these Herbal remedies out.

There are so many charletons on the market .

Butchers broom isn't that a mild diuretic?

I have recently had no option but to take diuretics for Blood Pressure

Thankfully my doctor has taken em off them

My legs were going down fantastic unbeilevable actually

but a month into the treatment and the pain was terrible

I do have pain nothing i can handle but i was banging my head against the wall with this pain.

Of course you are never told its the meds that are causing it

but coming off those pills the pain gradually went back to what i class as normal for me

I believe as in europe the USA are looking into monoting the herbal industry. At the moment there are no laws governing what is actually in the remedies. In europe it is not so much the herb you take that causes people to worry but the other substances that are put in to the packets with them
This is the problem in the UK in known remedies there finding traices of other herbs There is now european laws being passed to monitor
what is actually in the herbs . Good thing.

I know in cooking if fresh herbs are not used at least half the natural goodness is lost. It worries me how long the herbs have neen packed

Where there grown. in such quantity for such a huge billion dollar market
What with pollution acid rain etc is anything pure and good anymore?

Just call me doubting Thomas. But if these things work so well
why is there such a big calling for them?

I distrust medications to



PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 3:59 pm
by Noelle
Hi Silkie,

I agree with you that there can be drawbacks to natural medicine, and that there should be more regulation. With so many products on the market, you really have to read your labels and, like you said, be wary of any additional ingredients in the products. But I do think that natural medicine has a lot of merit when administered under the supervision of a good homeopathic doctor. I was successfully treated for another serious medical condition by my homeopathic doctor when my conventional doctor and three specialists couldn't even diagnose the problem, so I'm very open to an alternative medical perspective!

I learned something interesting about why the conventional medical industry tries to rubbish the benefits of a lot of natural remedies. Apparently it's impossible to patent something that exists in nature, so many pharmaceutical companies will alter the molecular structures so that their products can be patented. This alteration can be problematic and even dangerous, as evidenced by all the problems with Hormone Replacement Therapy. Basically any medical approach is risky, conventional or natural, but I think they both have something to offer! :-)


P.S. I'm sorry to hear that your blood pressure medication caused you so much pain; it sounds like you were in agony!

PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 9:46 pm
by allj
Hi. I have recently been diagnosed with secondary lymphedema and am searching for anything that can help. I found info on Butcher's Broom and other homeopathics at this Brigham and Women's Hospital site. Alan ... xml&title=