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lymphatic pump

Osteopathy
An osteopathic technique in which the rib cage and thoracic spine are manipulated with the intent of improving the lymphatic circulation to the chest; in this technique, the osteopath pushes upward on the anterior chest wall or pulls the posterior chest wall in an anterosuperior direction.

lymphatic pump

Thoracic pump, rib raising Osteopathy An osteopathic technique in which the rib cage and thoracic spine are manipulated with the intent of improving the lymphatic circulation of the chest. See Manual lymphatic drainage massage, Massage therapy, Osteopathy.

lymphatic pump,

n original name given to the thoracic pump technique, used to describe the relationship between changes in intrathoracic pressure and the flow of lymph. See also thoracic pump.
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CHICAGO, May 5, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lymphatic pump treatment (LPT) shows promise in managing pneumonia when combined with antibiotic treatment, according to a new study published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.
The movement my doctor used to allow me to breathe more easily is called the lymphatic pump.
If lymphedema develops, doctors can also manually drain the fluid or use commercial lymphatic pumps to treat the condition.