Acupuncture Treatment for Lymphedema
It is rare that I offer my own personal opinion on a treatment. Usually I give the information so you can make up your own minds.
However, there is one treatment that is beginning to be used for lymphedema that I feel so strongly about~~Dangers with Acupuncture and Lymphedema
1. The many holes put into your leg offers a wide open gate to potentially life threatening infection. Bacteria will have many access points to inside your lymphedema limb.
2. The lymphorrea (fluid) that is drained by this action has disastrous effects on your skin. The fluid is very caustic and can cause severe deterioration of the dermal layers. Skin breakdown from this fluid is a very real danger.
3. This is only a crude stop-gap treatment method. Without proper wrapping and garment use, the fluid will simply re-collect. You must have the treatment that will prevent the accumulation of fluid.
Please before you even begin to try this treatment, the consequences.
I recommend acupuncture for many people and I believe that it helps in many problems with your body but I had to write this… food for thought