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Rebounding and Lymphatic System

There is a video on google videos about rebounding (or jumping on a heavy duty, well built mini trampoline) and it is compared to a full body lymphatic flush.  The lymphatic system does not have a pump to help move lymph throughout the body like other organs for example the heart.  So rebounding (protected jumping) helps move lymph up the body.  She also compared rebounding to a full body massage and in addition it is also an aerobic exercise.  See the video  http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-9022365608459518126&hl=en&emb=1#

My comments:  The Cancer Warrior has been rebounding for over a year and with her cancer her groin lymph nodes no longer work so she’s constantly working on her lymphedema in her right leg.    Her right foot also has drop foot.  She  has been bouncing following a simple DVD but although she has not ever been able to complete the entire tape, nor can she jump high enough to clear 3 inches, she has been bouncing and lifting legs, and rotating, and stretching etc… We believe this exercise is not only keeping her heart healthy but has so many other benefits, especially with her lymphedema.

Please visit our REVIEWS page for more information on how the Cancer Warrior uses a rebounder (actually David Hall’s Cellerciser ).  Please comment and share with all of us.  Thank you.

Rebounding and Lymphatic System

There is a video on google videos about rebounding (or jumping on a heavy duty, well built mini trampoline) and it is compared to a full body lymphatic flush.  The lymphatic system does not have a pump to help move lymph throughout the body like other organs for example the heart.  So rebounding (protected jumping) helps move lymph up the body.  She also compared rebounding to a full body massage and in addition it is also an aerobic exercise.  See the video  http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-9022365608459518126&hl=en&emb=1#

My comments:  The Cancer Warrior has been rebounding for over a year and with her cancer her groin lymph nodes no longer work so she’s constantly working on her lymphedema in her right leg.    Her right foot also has drop foot.  She  has been bouncing following a simple DVD but although she has not ever been able to complete the entire tape, nor can she jump high enough to clear 3 inches, she has been bouncing and lifting legs, and rotating, and stretching etc… We believe this exercise is not only keeping her heart healthy but has so many other benefits, especially with her lymphedema.

Please visit our REVIEWS page for more information on how the Cancer Warrior uses a rebounder (actually David Hall’s Cellerciser ).  Please comment and share with all of us.  Thank you.

Edema – Dr. Hong Explains

I found a video on google videos that was inseresting.  Dr. Hong had very good information put into a short but very informational video.  He talked about a few of the causes of edema, salt, kidneys, heart failure, vein problems and a couple of others.  He also outlined a few remedies in use to treat edema. 
Take a look at it http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8684957483880514059#

My comments:  The Cancer Warrior has edema from groin lymph nodes that are cancer tumor ridden so they no longer work correctly.  Her right leg can be twice as large as her left leg and the scale can be up to 10 pounds heavier when her leg is bad.  We do many things to help:
1.  elevate the leg as much as possible, actually every time she sits down she then elevates the leg.
2.  rebounding on a cellerciser, we believe helps move the lymph fluid up the series of one way valves to help lessen the right leg.
3.  as necessary she takes a diuretic but continual use can be damaging so this must be under a doctors direction.
4.  edema massage helps move the lymph up and out.

Please visit our reviews page for more information on the Cancer Warriors use of the Cellerciser and how much benefit she has gotten from it.  Please comment and share any questions or stories of your own.  Thank you.