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We offer Manual Lymph Drainage and Complete Decongestive Therapies.

Electrical meridians are actually lymphatic vessels!


CDT is the most successful treatment for chronic extremity lymphedema. Post mastectomy lymphedema and other related conditions respond extremely well to this gentle, non-invasive and highly effective therapy. CDT is sometimes referred to as Complete Decongestive Physiotherapy (CDP) or Complex Decongestive Physiotherapy

Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD)
MLD is a very gentle manual treatment which improves the function of the lymphatic system throughout the body. In the 1930’s, the techniques of MLD were first introduced by Dr. Emil Vodder, PhD, MT, from Denmark. MLD is becoming widely recognized in the United States as a treatment for many pathologies, including post surgical swelling, post traumatic edema (e.g. sports injuries), migraine headache, rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. MLD is further used to promote general relaxation and for cleansing (detoxification) of the skin and superficial fascia. In lymphedema therapy, MLD is used to re-route the lymph flow around blocked areas into healthy lymph vessels which drain into the venous circulation.

We offer House Calls for people unable to travel in New England Areas.

CDT/MLD Treatment Options for Lymphedema Patients in New England

Each Lymphedema Patient is advised to check the credentials and training of their therapists. There are not yet any official training standards for CDT/MLD in the USA. However, the National Lymphedema Network (NLN) advises on its website (www.lymphnet.org):
"We feel that a minimum of 80 hours of instructions is desirable and that above 120 hours is ideal."


For any questions or to schedule an appointment please call us at:
New Bedford Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, LLC
726 County Street
New Bedford, MA 02740

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