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Treatment of Pain and Injury

Outcome & Case Data - Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment

ISSUES OF WOMEN

LYMPHEDEMA

Degenhardt BF and Kuchera ML
Update on osteopathic medical concepts and the lymphatic system
JAOA: The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association 1996 Feb;96(2):97-100


Current research demonstrates that the autonomic component of the central nervous system plays a significant role in the movement of lymph by enhancing contractility of lymphatic vessels.  This supports the use of osteopathic manipulative techniques directed at influencing the autonomic nervous system to improve lymphatic circulation. 

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DYSMENORRHEA 

Chadwick K and Morgan A
The efficacy of osteopathic treatment for primary dysmenorrhea in young women.  The AAO Journal: A Publication of the American Academy of Osteopathy 1996 Fal;6(3):15-17, 29-31

Primary dysmenorrhea is estimated to effect up to 50 percent of menstruating women.  Seventy-five percent of subjects in the OMT treatment group recorded a statistically significant reduction in menstrual pain intensity. 

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SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS

Zucker N
Case study of a 42-year-old patient with systemic lupus erythematosus
The AAO Journal: A Publication of the American Academy of Osteopathy 2000 Spr;10(1):15-17

Case history of a patient with SLE who responded favorably to OMT. Cranial manipulation effects the homeostasis of the entire body, allowing the body to more effectively fight disease processes.

(Thanks to the Lupus Foundation of America - Kansas Chapter - www.kansaslupus.org/ for allowing me use of their graphic)

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