Is it normal for a client to feel pain or tingling during a treatment?

It is not uncommon for clients who have a blocked node or lymph pathway to feel tingling and some very slight tenderness or pain when the material commences to flow. A slight tingling can be felt at the site of stagnation and in other parts of the body shown to be blocked. This sensation of slight tingling or pain has been found when a client has blockages along the sternum and thoracic duct, but primarily within the parasternal node area.

Palpations on the sternum show extreme metabolic stagnation or accumulated fluid and the client may feel an increase of pressure or slight to moderate pain along the parasternal pathway as fluid moves. When this happens, move one of the heads to the point of discomfort and allow the pain to resolve itself. The discomfort should disappear in about 30 seconds – at which time, continue with the original protocol.

The best way to proceed with a client presenting prior surgical intervention or severe edema is to reduce the session time frame. Do not increase the time frame to normal protocol suggestions until the client can easily process the releasing material. This may occur within the first or succeeding sessions.

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Is it necessary to skip days of treatment every so often?

When moving great amounts of material, it is helpful to let the body have a few days to process the material. The body normally processes fluid through a vessel the size of a soda straw. However, when the lymph system is impaired, it would be like pushing fluid through a cocktail straw requiring extra time to move the material through the body. In addition, when using the unit, the body can become insensitive to the photon action if used every day for 30 days.

What are the effects of the photons on tissue?

The use of the units in lymphatic therapies is based on the thesis that protein interactions are primarily electrical. The bonding of amino acids is electrical. As chains of amino acids organize, the identity of the protein molecule is determined by protein folding. The bonding mechanism that determines this structure, or folding, is purely electrical based on the attraction of opposing polarities.

Protein structures in living, healthy tissue are in a state of alignment. This is most evident in the connective tissue that holds the body together where the alignment of collagen fibers is stable. However, these structures can break down as cells die or become damaged.

Because these waste proteins are not fully removed by the lymphatic system, pathologies occur in the body. These non-functional proteins have the same electrical properties of attraction. As they organize, their structures are random. This is called fibrotic condition of the interstitium (the space between the living cells in connective tissue).

The instability of non-functional proteins causes them to attract water and hold it by electrical bonding, which is called edema. The units assist the body in the separation of these randomly bonded proteins by presenting a flood of photons compatible with the random protein structure assisting in the release of the water they were holding. Healthy tissue protein structures do not attract water and therefore are not affected by the use of the photon energy.

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Are there contraindications when using the LBG or ST-8?

As with any externally applied equipment or manual procedure, standard contraindications include:

PREGNANT WOMEN because they may have a random event that could produce premature birth;
Those with a history of EPILEPSY because they may have a random moment that could result in a seizure;
Those with PACEMAKERS or ELECTRICAL IMPLANTS because they could have a random electrical, battery, or mechanical malfunction that could stop their pacemaker;
Those with THROMBOSIS because manual therapy could potentially assist in dislodging a clot creating a medical complication;
In addition, Special Treatment Considerations: Thyroid Hyperactivity (avoid area over thyroid); Asthma (more easily applied during asthma-free times); Abdominal treatment during menstruation can produce increased menstrual flow, but no harm is indicated.

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Who uses the LBG and ST-8 units?

Statistically speaking, approximately 30 percent are individual users; 50 percent Health Practitioners consisting of Nurses, Physical Therapists, Athletic Trainers, Acupuncturists, Naturopathic Doctors, Homeopathic Doctors, Body Workers, Massage and Colon Therapists; and 20 percent Medical Practitioners consisting of Medical Doctors, Chiropractors, Surgeons, and Osteopathic Physicians.

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Who needs the LBG/ST-8?

We all do. Lymphatic dysfunction manifests in the body in many different ways. Some of these include:

  • Mastodynia (breast tension in women after ovulation) and other breast issues.
  • Prostate enlargement
  • Headaches, fibromyalgia, lupus, and many chronic inflammatory conditions
  • Pain and injuries
  • Acne (at beginning, a slight worsening may occur)
  • Tissue congestion from injuries
  • Chronic injuries
  • Eczema
  • Scars
  • Burns
  • Cellulite
  • Swollen, heavy, and fatigued legs

All these conditions represent some degree of lymphatic inflammatory dysfunction and can benefit by disassociating the disorganized protein clusters to help reestablish lymphatic flow.

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Are the units safe to use?

With years of clinical usage, there has never been any adverse reaction reported because of the use of either unit.

The units are housed in a portable, watertight, hardened carrying case. They have fuse protection against current overload with external auto shut-off features. They operate at 110 Volts, 60 Hertz (can be fitted to 220 Volts at 50 HZ) with less than ½ Amp power consumption. The units convert alternating current (AC) to direct current (DC) pulses of energy with FM modulation.

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