Newsletter 5

Newsletter – Issue number 5
July 2008

Points of interest

 

 

From the desk

 

Dear Friend and Customer,

 

Have you ever wondered why some people never get a cold and others seem to have a predisposition to illness? After several studies, Tiffany Field et al from The Touch Institute in Miami concluded that massage decreases stress hormones and leads to a better immune system. So why not having a regular massage to fight colds and flues during the winter season?

 

On the other hand, the benefits of massage to the abdomen are not often discussed and many massage therapists choose to ignore this part of the body. Do you know that a tummy massage is great to tone the colon area and when performed regularly, it strengthens the colon walls and help to loosen stagnant matter? – And do you also know that ninety percent (90%) of diseases originate in an unhealthy colon? This is food for thought!

 

Along with massage, walking is one of the answers to constipation and good health because physical activity does not have to be vigorous, and it is suitable for most people. Regular walking can help lose body fat, maintain a healthy weight, improve fitness and reduce the risk of developing conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, osteoporosis and cancers. You may have heard the recent guidelines about walking 10,000 steps per day, which is just about 8 kilometers? Wearing a pedometer is an easy way to track your daily steps.

 

To help implement strategies for good health, the Albany Creek clinic now stocks support stockings, books and pedometers.

 

Please visit the clinic at 5-7 Albany Forest Drive at Albany Creek.

 

Wishing you all good health and happiness during the winter season.

 

 Back to top

 

 

Benefits of massage for low back pain

 

 

Trials show that massage gives relief from long term back pain, and the benefits are long lasting. Massage can also save money in health care provider visits and medication.

 

During an acute episode of back pain, massage can reduce muscle spasm, pain and swelling if present. As the condition improves, the treatment can be more vigorous to reduce fascial restrictions and trigger points. For patients with subacute and chronic low-back pain regular massages can reduce the pain symptoms, improve and maintain function. It is also important to remember that the effects of massage are improved if combined with exercise.

 
 

 

 

Visit our store

 

Pedometer

 

Our quality digi-walker measures steps, distance and calories. It is highly recommended for people requiring a quality, affordable and accurate pedometer for their 10,000 steps a day walking program.

 

Price: $34.50

 

To help you monitor your progress, record your results on the chart below.

 

 

 

Week 1

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

Sun

Total

Week 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Back to top

 
 

Support stockings

 

All our stockings (including the “TED’s”) are phlebologically correct with the strongest pressure at the smallest point of the ankle.

 

The Delilah support stockings are the fashionable solution to healthy legs. They are available in 70D, 140D and 280D. They offer great support for those extra long days. They help reduce the effects of everyday strain and gravity and assist in blood and fluid return to the heart.

 

The Sigvaris Samson stockings are the answer for men with tired and aching legs sitting at the desk, driving, standing for long periods of time or working in professions such hairdressing. They assist with prevention of venous disease with aircraft travel. They are durable, fashionable and offer special comfort with their reinforced heel.

 

The “TED” or anti-embolism stockings are also available through the clinic. These white stockings are usually dispensed during a stay at the hospital for non-ambulatory patients and assist in speeding up the blood flow and reduce the risk of blood clotting.

 

 

Ear candles

 

  • Ear candles are an experimental and affordable home remedy for earache, sinusitis, ringing in the ears, inner ear imbalance problems, and other ailments. The results may vary from person to person. It is a safe remedy when used with common sense and according to the instructions. We recommend the first session (30minutes) with your therapist to learn a safe and effective way to ear candling.

Price: $7.20 per candle

 

 

Our books

 

  • “How to cleanse the poo in you”  (I did not write the title but I can vouch for the book content; it is worthwhile reading)

To learn safe and effective bowel cleansing for improved digestion and weight control,                Anne Clark

Price: $ 30.50

 

  • “Coconut Cures”

Discover the Healing Power of Coconut

Bruce Fife, N.D.

Price: $34.95

..

  • Coconut Lover’s Cookbook

Bruce Fife, N.D.

Price: $34.95

 

(Pease read the article about the humble coconut and the Medium Chain of Triglycerides below)

 

Mail order only to Brisbane metropolitan + $ 6.60 postage

 

 Back to top

 

 

The effects of the Medium Chain of Triglycerides (MCT) for  lymphoedema?

 

Katherine Warth discussed the detrimental effects of the long chain of triglycerides in the body at the Lymphoedema Association of Queensland seminar in March 2007, and was suggesting that lymphoedema sufferers increase their intake of MCT.

                                 

This is because the intestines have lacteals, which help in the absorption of the long chain of fatty acids which then circulate throughout the lymphatic system. There is belief that the Medium Chain of Triglycerides (MCT) in the diet can bypass the intestines and be absorbed by the liver putting little strain on the digestive system, and providing a quick source of energy.

 

 “The diagnosis and treatment of peripheral lymphoedema by M. Földi – Földiklinic, Hinterzarten, Germany – states that: “Diet has to be free (not “low”) of Long Chain Triglycerides (LCT)!

 

Professor Neil Piller from Flinders University, South Australia explains that as lymphoedema progresses, there tends to be an increasing proportion of fatty deposits, which has an impact on the lymphatic drainage. If it remains untreated, it will cause a progressive hardening and scarring in the tissue. So it would make sense to avoid the Long Chain of Fatty Acids which are absorbed through the intestines and stored in the fatty tissue for a later use.

 

The best known source of MCT is the humble coconut and we know very little of the healing power of coconut. The coconut used to have a bad name because of its unique form of saturated fat, which turns out to actually help prevent heart disease, stroke, and hardening of the arteries as well as provide many other health benefits.( Bruce Fife, N.D.)

 

The humble coconut

 

Coconut is recognized as the best source of MCT and “is good for prematures, infants and children, for convalescents, elderly and athletes. The most remarkable property of coconut oil is that while it is a food, it also is an antibiotic, an immune-enhancer, and a drug that regulates the body’s function and defense mechanisms”. (“Coconut Cures” by Bruce Fife, N.D.Foreword by Conrado S. Dayrit)

 

 Back to top

 

 

Latest snippets about lymphoedema

 

Compliance to self-care program for treatment of lymphoedema

 

  • Reduction in lymphoedema achieved from a single course of CLT can be successfully maintained for 5 years without further treatment provided the patient is compliant with a proper self-care program
  • The initial reduction in lymphoedema obtained 5 years earlier had increased from 67.7% to 75% in patients with one affected arm and decreased from 71.6 to 62% in patients with one affected leg.

Bonnie B. Lasinski, MA, PT, CLT- LANA and Marvin Boris, MD, which was published in Lymphology 35 (Suppl):301-304, 2002

 

Would that indicate that patients with one affected leg need to be more vigilant than patients with one affected arm with their self-care program? I sincerely hope these patients will gain strength in the knowledge that it is possible to maintain a limb size reduction.

 
 

 

Self-care program for lymphoedema

 

A self-care program includes exercises, self manual lymphatic drainage, deep abdominal breathing, good skin care routine to avoid infection in the affected limb and 12 to 24 hour compression with compression garment during the day and bandaging at night.

 

The success of a self-care program sometimes means including health practitioners such as doctors, naturopaths, and massage therapists to assist when needed. Working by oneself can take up a lot of energy. Also, when looking into my own database for information, patients who have accepted their situation and moved on to integrate their self-care program into a daily routine are coping better and subsequently their quality of their life is also improved. So don’t think that you are on your own, we can help you.

 

 Back to top

 

 

Bandaging

 

Bandaging is such an important part of complex lymphatic therapy and it requires the expertise of a certified CLT therapist. I have spent numerous hours learning the skills and I would like to stress the point to lymphoedema sufferers that autumn, winter and spring are the best seasons to address the problem of a lymphoedematous limb in Queensland because of the cooler weather. The clinic is stocked up with bandages and there is no waiting, no delay. You can start an intensive limb reduction treatment today.

 

There are also numerous benefits to learn how to self-bandage. It is more cost effective, it gives you a sense of independence, and it is an efficient way to maintain a reduction in the size of your limb.

 

  

 

 Back to top

 

 

Walking to control lymphoedema

 

The benefits of walking are very well publicised. Walking with your compression garment reinforces the tissue against which the muscles are contracting and encourages the lymphatic fluid to drain. Walking also increases the leg muscle strength, the body’s oxygen consumption and elevates the heart rate. It also helps control body weight and decreases the risks for heart disease, helping you to live a healthier and longer life. On average a person should take 10’000 steps daily. This can be achieved in many different ways: walking to the shops, and for instance climbing the stairs instead of taking the elevator. I am quite sure that you have already heard about many strategies to increase your daily incidental activity. Walking at a brisk pace can elevate your heart rate to about 60 or 70% of your maximum heart rate, which is the ideal pace for your body to burn fats. In fact, the more you exercise the better you feel.

 

So don’t wait:

 

Click here to calculate your BMI: http://www.jmremedialtherapy.com.au/?page_id=32

Hip and Waist ratio: http://www.jmremedialtherapy.com.au/?page_id=31 .

To target your heart rate: http://www.jmremedialtherapy.com.au/?page_id=30 .

Wear a pedometer

Now you can compare your results and measure the improvement in your fitness levels.

 

And start walking.

 

 Back to top

 

Lymphoedema calendar

 

An Evening Public Seminar with Professor Neil Piller (Flinders Medical Centre) and Hildegard-Reul Hirche (Physiotherapist RBWH)

 

VENUE:            The Cancer Council Queensland, Fortitude Valley

DATE:              Friday 18th July 2008

TIME:                6.00 – 8.00pm

COST:              FREE

 

For register phone Tanya on 07 3636 1765

 

The Brisbane Lymphoedema Support Group meets every 2nd Wednesday of the month 10am until 1pm at Toowong Library, Toowong Village Shopping Centre. For enquiries phone Nerida on 07 3269 1498 

 

 

Next issue: November 2008
 

 

JM Remedial Therapy & Lymphoedema Clinic

Newsletter – Issue number 5

July 2008

Newsletter – Issue number 5
July 2008

 

 

 

 

 

Points of interest

 

 

From the desk

 

Dear Friend and Customer,

 

Have you ever wondered why some people never get a cold and others seem to have a predisposition to illness? After several studies, Tiffany Field et al from The Touch Institute in Miami concluded that massage decreases stress hormones and leads to a better immune system. So why not having a regular massage to fight colds and flues during the winter season?

 

On the other hand, the benefits of massage to the abdomen are not often discussed and many massage therapists choose to ignore this part of the body. Do you know that a tummy massage is great to tone the colon area and when performed regularly, it strengthens the colon walls and help to loosen stagnant matter? – And do you also know that ninety percent (90%) of diseases originate in an unhealthy colon? This is food for thought!

 

Along with massage, walking is one of the answers to constipation and good health because physical activity does not have to be vigorous, and it is suitable for most people. Regular walking can help lose body fat, maintain a healthy weight, improve fitness and reduce the risk of developing conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, osteoporosis and cancers. You may have heard the recent guidelines about walking 10,000 steps per day, which is just about 8 kilometers? Wearing a pedometer is an easy way to track your daily steps.

 

To help implement strategies for good health, the Albany Creek clinic now stocks support stockings, books and pedometers.

 

Please visit the clinic at 5-7 Albany Forest Drive at Albany Creek.

 

Wishing you all good health and happiness during the winter season.

 

 Back to top

 

 

Benefits of massage for low back pain

 

 

Trials show that massage gives relief from long term back pain, and the benefits are long lasting. Massage can also save money in health care provider visits and medication.

 

During an acute episode of back pain, massage can reduce muscle spasm, pain and swelling if present. As the condition improves, the treatment can be more vigorous to reduce fascial restrictions and trigger points. For patients with subacute and chronic low-back pain regular massages can reduce the pain symptoms, improve and maintain function. It is also important to remember that the effects of massage are improved if combined with exercise.

 
 

 

 

Visit our store

 

Pedometer

 

Our quality digi-walker measures steps, distance and calories. It is highly recommended for people requiring a quality, affordable and accurate pedometer for their 10,000 steps a day walking program.

 

Price: $34.50

 

To help you monitor your progress, record your results on the chart below.

 

 

Week 1

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

Sun

Total

Week 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Back to top

 
 

Support stockings

 

All our stockings (including the “TED’s”) are phlebologically correct with the strongest pressure at the smallest point of the ankle.

 

The Delilah support stockings are the fashionable solution to healthy legs. They are available in 70D, 140D and 280D. They offer great support for those extra long days. They help reduce the effects of everyday strain and gravity and assist in blood and fluid return to the heart.

 

The Sigvaris Samson stockings are the answer for men with tired and aching legs sitting at the desk, driving, standing for long periods of time or working in professions such hairdressing. They assist with prevention of venous disease with aircraft travel. They are durable, fashionable and offer special comfort with their reinforced heel.

 

The “TED” or anti-embolism stockings are also available through the clinic. These white stockings are usually dispensed during a stay at the hospital for non-ambulatory patients and assist in speeding up the blood flow and reduce the risk of blood clotting.

 

 

Ear candles

 

  • Ear candles are an experimental and affordable home remedy for earache, sinusitis, ringing in the ears, inner ear imbalance problems, and other ailments. The results may vary from person to person. It is a safe remedy when used with common sense and according to the instructions. We recommend the first session (30minutes) with your therapist to learn a safe and effective way to ear candling.

Price: $7.20 per candle

 

 

Our books

 

  • “How to cleanse the poo in you”  (I did not write the title but I can vouch for the book content; it is worthwhile reading)

To learn safe and effective bowel cleansing for improved digestion and weight control,                Anne Clark

Price: $ 30.50

 

  • “Coconut Cures”

Discover the Healing Power of Coconut

Bruce Fife, N.D.

Price: $34.95

..

  • Coconut Lover’s Cookbook

Bruce Fife, N.D.

Price: $34.95

 

(Pease read the article about the humble coconut and the Medium Chain of Triglycerides below)

 

Mail order only to Brisbane metropolitan + $ 6.60 postage

 

 Back to top

 

 

The effects of the Medium Chain of Triglycerides (MCT) for  lymphoedema?

 

Katherine Warth discussed the detrimental effects of the long chain of triglycerides in the body at the Lymphoedema Association of Queensland seminar in March 2007, and was suggesting that lymphoedema sufferers increase their intake of MCT.

                                 

This is because the intestines have lacteals, which help in the absorption of the long chain of fatty acids which then circulate throughout the lymphatic system. There is belief that the Medium Chain of Triglycerides (MCT) in the diet can bypass the intestines and be absorbed by the liver putting little strain on the digestive system, and providing a quick source of energy.

 

 “The diagnosis and treatment of peripheral lymphoedema by M. Földi – Földiklinic, Hinterzarten, Germany – states that: “Diet has to be free (not “low”) of Long Chain Triglycerides (LCT)!

 

Professor Neil Piller from Flinders University, South Australia explains that as lymphoedema progresses, there tends to be an increasing proportion of fatty deposits, which has an impact on the lymphatic drainage. If it remains untreated, it will cause a progressive hardening and scarring in the tissue. So it would make sense to avoid the Long Chain of Fatty Acids which are absorbed through the intestines and stored in the fatty tissue for a later use.

 

The best known source of MCT is the humble coconut and we know very little of the healing power of coconut. The coconut used to have a bad name because of its unique form of saturated fat, which turns out to actually help prevent heart disease, stroke, and hardening of the arteries as well as provide many other health benefits.( Bruce Fife, N.D.)

 

The humble coconut

 

Coconut is recognized as the best source of MCT and “is good for prematures, infants and children, for convalescents, elderly and athletes. The most remarkable property of coconut oil is that while it is a food, it also is an antibiotic, an immune-enhancer, and a drug that regulates the body’s function and defense mechanisms”. (“Coconut Cures” by Bruce Fife, N.D.Foreword by Conrado S. Dayrit)

 

 Back to top

 

 

Latest snippets about lymphoedema

 

Compliance to self-care program for treatment of lymphoedema

 

  • Reduction in lymphoedema achieved from a single course of CLT can be successfully maintained for 5 years without further treatment provided the patient is compliant with a proper self-care program
  • The initial reduction in lymphoedema obtained 5 years earlier had increased from 67.7% to 75% in patients with one affected arm and decreased from 71.6 to 62% in patients with one affected leg.

Bonnie B. Lasinski, MA, PT, CLT- LANA and Marvin Boris, MD, which was published in Lymphology 35 (Suppl):301-304, 2002

 

Would that indicate that patients with one affected leg need to be more vigilant than patients with one affected arm with their self-care program? I sincerely hope these patients will gain strength in the knowledge that it is possible to maintain a limb size reduction.

 
 

 

Self-care program for lymphoedema

 

A self-care program includes exercises, self manual lymphatic drainage, deep abdominal breathing, good skin care routine to avoid infection in the affected limb and 12 to 24 hour compression with compression garment during the day and bandaging at night.

 

The success of a self-care program sometimes means including health practitioners such as doctors, naturopaths, and massage therapists to assist when needed. Working by oneself can take up a lot of energy. Also, when looking into my own database for information, patients who have accepted their situation and moved on to integrate their self-care program into a daily routine are coping better and subsequently their quality of their life is also improved. So don’t think that you are on your own, we can help you.

 

 Back to top

 

 

Bandaging

 

Bandaging is such an important part of complex lymphatic therapy and it requires the expertise of a certified CLT therapist. I have spent numerous hours learning the skills and I would like to stress the point to lymphoedema sufferers that autumn, winter and spring are the best seasons to address the problem of a lymphoedematous limb in Queensland because of the cooler weather. The clinic is stocked up with bandages and there is no waiting, no delay. You can start an intensive limb reduction treatment today.

 

There are also numerous benefits to learn how to self-bandage. It is more cost effective, it gives you a sense of independence, and it is an efficient way to maintain a reduction in the size of your limb.

 

  

 

 Back to top

 

 

Walking to control lymphoedema

 

The benefits of walking are very well publicised. Walking with your compression garment reinforces the tissue against which the muscles are contracting and encourages the lymphatic fluid to drain. Walking also increases the leg muscle strength, the body’s oxygen consumption and elevates the heart rate. It also helps control body weight and decreases the risks for heart disease, helping you to live a healthier and longer life. On average a person should take 10’000 steps daily. This can be achieved in many different ways: walking to the shops, and for instance climbing the stairs instead of taking the elevator. I am quite sure that you have already heard about many strategies to increase your daily incidental activity. Walking at a brisk pace can elevate your heart rate to about 60 or 70% of your maximum heart rate, which is the ideal pace for your body to burn fats. In fact, the more you exercise the better you feel.

 

So don’t wait:

 

Click here to calculate your BMI: http://www.jmremedialtherapy.com.au/?page_id=32

Hip and Waist ratio: http://www.jmremedialtherapy.com.au/?page_id=31 .

To target your heart rate: http://www.jmremedialtherapy.com.au/?page_id=30 .

Wear a pedometer

Now you can compare your results and measure the improvement in your fitness levels.

 

And start walking.

 

 Back to top

 

Lymphoedema calendar

 

An Evening Public Seminar with Professor Neil Piller (Flinders Medical Centre) and Hildegard-Reul Hirche (Physiotherapist RBWH)

 

VENUE:            The Cancer Council Queensland, Fortitude Valley

DATE:              Friday 18th July 2008

TIME:                6.00 – 8.00pm

COST:              FREE

 

For register phone Tanya on 07 3636 1765 

 

The Brisbane Lymphoedema Support Group meets every 2nd Wednesday of the month 10am until 1pm at Toowong Library, Toowong Village Shopping Centre. For enquiries phone Nerida on 07 3269 1498 

 

 

Next issue: November 2008
 

 

JM Remedial Therapy & Lymphoedema Clinic

Newsletter – Issue number 5

July 2008

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