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.