lymphatic pump


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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.
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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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The movement my doctor used to allow me to breathe more easily is called the lymphatic pump. It was the reason so many people survived the bird flu.
This is why I suggest you make an appointment to see an osteopath at the first sign of the flu and ask them to include the lymphatic pump. It could shorten your flu's duration and prevent it from progressing to pneumonia.