April 4th, 2020
CALL TO ACTION
This is a call-to-action for healthcare practitioners, those sick with COVID-19, caretakers, and others interested to learn how to help drain inflammation or congestion. FREE Zoom classes are available. Read more to find out.
This novel Coronavirus is particularly dangerous for the lungs, creating thick mucus plugs in the airways that interfere with oxygenation.
Lymph pumping can help drain such congestion to help people breathe better. I have seen it happen many times, including for people with COVID-19. My hope is that use of this technique can relieve strain on medical practitioners and – most importantly – save lives.
My philosophy is to take the best of all worlds of medicine to not just fight disease but find health. Lymph pumping is one example of the diverse tools that I’ve learned and honed over my career. My name is Dr. Arlene Dijamco, a medical doctor specializing in integrative medicine, pediatrics, and osteopathy. Educated at Harvard, Emory, and Albert Einstein, my approach to medicine expanded tremendously after Dr. Andrew Weil’s two-year integrative medicine fellowship program with the University of Arizona.
Like you, I want to make a difference in a way that is safe, efficient, and effective for all involved. Perhaps, a simple technique like lymph pumping can bring some hope.
Here’s what people have said in the last week:
“I can take a deep breath again. I haven’t been able to do that for two days.”
“I can feel my sinuses draining. I haven’t been able to get anything out before.”
“I can feel the fluid moving.”
“I can breathe so much better. I have so much more energy.”
“My swollen lymph nodes have gotten smaller!”
“This is amazing!”
Why the lymph?
The lymphatic system is vital for draining inflammation as well as clearing debris and toxins, including infection. It works via a network of vessels that carry a fluid called lymph. This fluid is filtered in lymph nodes. Lymph fluid is also rich in infection-fighting white blood cells. Effective lymphatic drainage can help balance a person’s immune response.
The lymph flow works like a siphon, meaning that the fluid moves via suction. Think about draining a fish tank. You start the pump with your hand, then once water starts flowing, it continues on its own. But if there is a kink in the system, the flow can become sluggish or even stop altogether. The lymph system works the same way in our bodies. If functioning, fluids move seamlessly and well. When something gets stuck, it’s a problem.
What can lymph pumping do?
- Decrease inflammation
- Open up airways while encouraging the drainage of mucus
- Relieve sinus congestion
- Ease tension in the diaphragm
- Relax the body
What is the lymph-pumping technique?
There are many approaches to lymph pumping. The one that I’ll teach (via Zoom) is an osteopathic technique likely developed by Dr. William Sutherland. I have found this to be efficient, effective, and transferable – as in, it can be learned and utilized fairly easily — especially if people are taught how to be more precise. Often, you’ll see improvement within minutes.
How can I arrange a class?
Typically, this class is taught with partners so that people can practice with their partner. However, a person can treat him or herself. This can be useful for someone with COVID-19 who is quarantined.
Allow at least one hour for the class, so that I can teach, observe, and make sure that each person learning can do the lymph-pumping technique efficiently.
When done in pairs, please have the person being treated lying down on a treatment table or bed. The person treating will stand, sit, or kneel depending on the height needed. Arrange a computer or iPad so that I can see both of you.
Thank you so much for your interest in this important work that can help save lives.
OUR SCHEDULED ZOOM CLASSES DURING THE SPRING QUARANTINE 2020 HAVE NOW ENDED.
If you’d like your own group, please arrange a group of at least five pairs.
Contact me at email@example.com for more information. Priority is given to medical students, residents, physicians, and other healthcare workers.
Update 7-2020: I have taught over a hundred people from all over the United States and even on the other side of the world. You are all lights that are creating a ripple effect globally. Thank you for making a difference.
The FREE Zoom classes are may possible by All Worlds Foundation. If you have benefitted from these classes in any way or would like help support our efforts, please donate now via Paypal: https://www.paypal.me/allworldsfoundation
Arlene Dijamco, MD