Visceral Lymphatic Balancing (VLB1)
We are very excited to announce this brand new class in the
At the request of Jean-Pierre Barral, DO, MRO(F), RPT, this course
was developed by Dr. Kerry D’Ambrogio, DOM, AP, PT, DO-MTP to specifically
complement Visceral Manipulation treatment.
Visceral Lymphatic Balancing is an effective manual therapy
treatment to relieve congestion and remove accumulated waste and edema in the
organs to decrease pain, restore full function and allow for optimal healing.
The VLB procedure involves both short and long lever manual pumping and
drainage techniques to simulate gentle, specific wave-like movements that
stimulate fluid motion and aid in the re-circulation of the venous and lymphatic
flow. These subtle manual techniques not only activate lymph and interstitial
fluid circulation, but also stimulate the immune system and help balance the
autonomic nervous system.
For the visceral system to maintain health and
homeostasis, each organ must receive unobstructed blood flow, balanced nervous
system input, and unrestricted energy flow. However, the overall health of an
organ is not only dependent on its inflow, but also, more importantly, on its
outflow. This concept is based on the understanding of an important principle
of manual therapy, Drainage Precedes Supply.
Specifically applied to the Visceral System,
this means that all organs need a healthy inflow of oxygenated and nutrient
rich blood for cellular homeostasis and repair. However, for organs to receive
this healthy circulatory inflow, there must first be properly functioning
transverse diaphragms, autonomic nervous system and lymphatic outflow to drain
the organ tissue. If lymph circulation stagnates due to injury, infection,
surgery or bad diet, organs become congested and the ability of the organ
tissue cells to receive healthy blood is compromised. This leads to an
accumulation of cellular waste products in the tissues causing pain, tension,
and edema. To prevent damage and promote healing, this accumulated waste and
edema must be promptly removed.
- Learn a Six Step Treatment Approach to
Visceral Lymphatic Balancing.
- Perform a Total Body Screening Examination.
- Evaluate and balance the Transverse Diaphragms and
Autonomic Nervous System.
- Perform and apply Lymphatic Balancing Specific
Techniques to release lines tension and eliminate congestion within the
- Perform and apply Lymphatic Balancing Supporting
Techniques (Active Lymphatic Pumping Exercises) to extend and maintain the
treatment effect beyond the current session.