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IEEE Eng Med Biol Mag. 2005 Mar-Apr;24(2):58-68.

Massage therapy in the treatment of lymphedema. Rationale, results, and applications.

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Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85724, USA. michaelb@u.arizona.edu

Abstract

The ongoing NCCAM-supported experimental and clinical translational approaches should shed light not only on the physiologic mechanisms underlying the benefits of massage therapy but could also, if successful in defined populations of patients, have a substantial impact by providing a simpler, more cost-effective LE treatment alternative worldwide.

PMID:
15825847
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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