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February 01, 2009


Application With the Use of Bandages and Compression Garments


Compression Garments  圧縮衣

A blend of essential oils can be used to help improve and soften fibrotic tissue that is often seen in stage 2 lymphedema and stage 3 lymphedema. This blend, which is applied during a period of intensive bandaging and wrapping the affected limb, includes a mixture of Bay Laurel, Chamomile, Geranium, Helichrysum, Lavender, Patchouli, and Vetiver in a combination of Castor Oil, Safflower Oil, and Grapeseed Oil as carrier oil.


affected limb:患脚

Soften the tissues.


Improve the quality of skin, nails, and collagen fibers.


Enhance the breaking down and detoxification of these congested tissues.


Aid in the regeneration of venous and lymphatic vessels.


Skin and Nail Care


Good skin care is essential in managing lymphedema because it prevents breaks in the skin that might lead to infections.


Good hygiene is important and all parts of the body need care. After showering, or bathing, it is important to apply body oil or a body lotion that keeps the skin moist and healthy. These skin caring properties are found in an agent that contains Cajeput, Cypress, Lavender, Marjoram, and Rosewood.


The nail beds are often a portal of entry for bacteria and can cause infections such as erysipelas. Therefore it is very important to keep the nails and the nail beds in good shape. To keep the skin surrounding the nails soft and healthy, clean the nails and the surrounding tissue with an essential oil blend of Chamomile, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Sage, Tea Tree, and Ylang Ylang. This mixture also aids in preventing athlete 's foot.


erysipelas 丹毒.



Regular exercise programs that include deep breathing plus specific activities to maintain the range of motion and to optimize lymph drainage are an important part of managing lymphedema. These exercises also improve cardiopulmonary functioning, general physical condition, and help to maintain adequate lymph flow.


the range of motion 関節可動域
Lymph Drainage ... リンパドレナージュ
cardiopulmonary functioning 心肺機能

Patient compliance is essential here because these exercises must be performed regularly as daily and weekly routines. The oils used in lymphedema care are helpful by lifting the patients・spirits and by improving their sense of well being while carrying out these routines.




The complementary and holistic approach of aromatherapy in treating lymphatic conditions is very rewarding for the patients and for the therapists who treat them. To learn more about this treatment modality, you should seek advice from an aromatherapist who is qualified to teach you how, and when, to use these essential oils.




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