In this course, attendees will explore the anatomy and function of the lymphatic system, in relationship to the visceral movement. When the lymphatics of the viscera are obstructed, the lymphatic and interstitial fluids back up, increasing the tension in the visceral attachments. This is associated with a decreased mobility of the organs, a visceral dysfunction. Of the nearly 450 lymph nodes in the body, about two-thirds are associated with the viscera.
Osteopathic approaches to the lymphatics began with Dr. Still. Those approaches were passed on to his students such as William Garner Sutherland, John Martin Hiss, Elmer Barber, Frank Chapman and Frank P. Millard. Some of these students expanded on what they had learned from Still. Only in the last 40 years has modern science discovered that the lymphatic system actually contracts and propels the lymphatic fluids, through what is called lymphangions, or “lymph hearts.” This contraction and movement is palpable and useful in diagnosing and treating a large range of osteopathic and medical issues.
Continuing Medical Education
22 credits of NMM-specific AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated.
Sunday and Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Breakfast and lunch are on your own. Coffee and tea will be provided.
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