Lymphatics are the next frontier of discovery in human disease. Long ignored because of their subtlety and complexity, the mysteries of our cellular ‘waste disposal’ system have been comprehensively deciphered by Bruno Chikly.
- Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiothoracic surgeon, Author of “Healing from the Heart”
Bruno Chikly's book is an incredible resource for patients, their caregivers and health professionals. The extent of the information you make available to therapists and physicians is a gift we can all utilize in our practice and work.
- Bernie Siegel, MD, Surgeon and author of Love, Medicine and Miracles; Prescription for Living and other books.
At last someone that give to the lymphatic system its “nobility” / its sense/ significance / important scientific date….Lymph Drainage Therapy is a breakthrough in the filed of manual therapy (…)
I appreciate / admire both the man and the physician, the researcher and the writer.
- Jean Pierre Barral, DO, MROF, Developer of the Visceral Manipulation curriculum
Silent Waves is the bible in the field of lymph drainage therapy. Author Bruno Chikly, MD, is a skilled physician and true healer, and he is the Einstein of this rapidly developing field. This book is a treasure not only for healthcare professionals but also anyone who whishes to learn more about one of the most neglected systems of the human body.
- Larry Dossey, MD, Executive Director, Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, Author of nine books- including Healing beyond the Body, Reinventing Medicine and Healing Words.
Having taught Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) since the early 1980's, I feel as though I have recently discovered a huge key to unlocking the mysterious patterns of pain and dysfunction in soft tissues. After taking Bruno Chikly's basic lymphatic drainage course, my eyes were opened to a significant factor in the problems of chronic pain. Integrating the NMT techniques and lymph drainage therapy will produce significant changes for even the most chronic pain conditions and the mastery of these techniques will enhance the practitioner's results significantly. This text has been long needed and will impact all fields of manual techniques.
- Judith (Walker) DeLany, L.M.T., NMT Center Seminars - Founder, Director, NMT Instructor, Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - Associate Editor
Bruno Chikly’s pioneering and innovative development of Lymphatic Drainage Therapy (LDT) is the most significant contribution to the field of Lymphatic Drainage since its inception almost a century ago.
LDT is a fundamental technique for all physical therapists to learn. It is here presented by one of the world’s leading teachers of manual therapy today. LDT is a powerful and effective technique for all physical therapists to learn.
- Kenneth I. Frey, PT, Diplomate in CranioSacral Therapy, Director, Institute of Physical Therapy, New York, NY
The completely new enhancement of Lymph Drainage Therapy (LDT) is the palpation of the lymph flow in the different layers of the tissues, including its rhythm, quality and direction. His work has opened the possibility for practitioners to map the lymphatic flow, greatly enhancing effectiveness of the work. A.T. Still, the father of osteopathy, stated several times, that the importance of the lymphatics cannot be overestimated.
- Roger Seider MD, DO (MROD) Orthopedic Physician Hamm, Germany
In Lymph Drainage Therapy, Dr. Chikly has brought the healing arts a powerful approach to the treatment of both chronic and acute conditions. It enhances the clinical acumen of those interested in an osteopathic approach to the management of systemic as well as musculoskeletal problems. His courses are a celebration of the integration of basic lymphology and manual medicine.
- T. Reid Kavieff, DO, CSPOMM
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy is one of the most powerful therapeutic techniques I have ever learned or experienced. Using LDT, I have successfully treated patients with diagnosis ranging from acute conditions such as athletic injuries, edema, headaches and sinus infections, to chronic problems of the respiratory system, as well as the musculoskeletal system such as chronic fatigue syndrome, and fibromyalgia. Dr. Chikly''s work has definitely changed my approach to treating patients.
- Janet Weiss Quate, LPT, CNMT
Incorporating Lymph Drainage Therapy into my practice has added an essential component to my work. Palpating obstructions in the lymph flow gives me important diagnostic information, resistant conditions are clearing much quicker, and patients are noticing immediate changes. This text is a comprehensive and much needed addition to the literature in the field of lymphatic techniques.
- Signy Erickson, DC, CST-D
As an occupational therapist, lymphatic drainage therapy is one of my most important tools. I use it for many different conditions including hand therapy, post surgical recovery, scar treatment, pain, swelling, arthritis, back and neck conditions and lymphedema. Lymph is the fluid of life which I am able to enhance with my clients. This book is an important addition to the scientific literature.
- Liz Blum, OTR
Dr. Bruno Chikly has significantly refined lymphedema therapy by creating manual lymphatic mapping (MLM). MLM provides the skill of assessing the rhythm, direction, and other qualities of lymphatic flow dynamically. The physician or therapist is enabled to monitor the patient''s progress by palpation throughout the therapy. Manual Lymphatic Mapping is an important complimentary skill for the repertory of established Vodder or Földi trained therapists.
- Frank Gentzke, MS, LMT - Vodder certified Manual Lymphedema Therapist
I have practiced lymphatic drainage for more than 20 years and have studied many different lymphatic techniques. I never saw such quick and dramatic results as I did witnessing Dr. Chikly''s work. I am very impressed.
- Sarita Rodriguez - Director of Beautician Association of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Here is an extensive compilation of material regarding the anatomy and physiology of the lymph system, the pathophysiology of lymphedema, as well as its history, diagnosis and treatment... The book provides insight for those just beginning a study of the subject as well as comprehensive reference for the experienced.
- Marilyn Miller - Certified Lymphedema Therapist, Member North American Vodder Association of Lymphatic Therapy and NCTMB
Understanding lymphatic drainage therapy has stimulated the "silent waters" in my clients/patients. Your unique application of LDT has led to a profound effect on my massage therapy sessions with my clients/patients.
- Sue Welfley, LMT, NCTMB - Florida Board Of Massage Therapy Member
Lymph Drainage Therapy is a profound and effective means whereby the lactation therapist can facilitate optimal breast health. I have seen breast lumps dissolve before my eyes; relieved severe and chronic breast pain in one to two treatments; resolved acute breast and lactation problems with regularity; and empowered my clients by teaching them self-care breast routines that give them the ability to prevent and resolve future problems. I highly recommend Lymph Drainage Therapy to all therapists who desire lasting and meaningful health changes for their clients.
- Alison K. Hazelbaker, MA, IBCLC - Author, Inventor, Professional Educator, LDT practitioner, CST practitioner, Certified NOMAS Examiner
LDT has been very successful in treating both acute and chronic pain where no other modalitiy has quite resolved the condition. I have also found it to be an incredible healing modality for bones, burns, shingles, infertility etc.
- Vivian Michaud, B.S.,M.Ed.,C.M.T.
Dr. Chikly has explored the pathways and implications of the lymphatics at a depth greater than has been previously explained. The importance of the lymphatics cannot be denied. Knowledge of this material is of great assistance in the diagnosis and treatment of many common health complaints.
- Ken Lossing DO - Board certified by the American Academy of Osteopathic Family Physicians, Director of the Visceral Manipulation Program, American Academy of Osteopathy
The lymphatic system remains perhaps the least studied and understood system in the human body. Now, in Silent Waves, Theory & Practice of Lymph Drainage Therapy (LDT), Dr. Bruno Chikly methodically pulls the curtain of mystery aside. He traces how, through the ages and piece-by-piece, different scientists unraveled the structure and function of the lymphatic system. From gross structural revelations of hundreds of years ago to today''s elucidation of individual lymph cell types, the author demonstrates for us a depth of understanding and clinical application helpful to both novice and expert clinician alike. Today''s health professionals need this knowledge to more effectively combat their ever growing clinical challenges.
- Stephen Davidson, DO, CSP-OMM
Bruno Chikly is one of the most gifted medical professionals I have ever met. His insight in the development of LDT has not only expanded successful treatment options available to patients but has helped rewrite the art and science of diagnosis. Theory and practice of Lymph Drainage Therapy and the information on the lymphatic system should be required reading in every medical school in the country.
- Nancy J. Soliven, M.F.C., M.D., D.C.
Sharing the Joy of Healing
I thought I would share the joy. I received this from one of my clients who comes to me regularly for "maintenance" care for her lymphedema:
As you and lymph drainage therapy (LDT) have been so instrumental in my recovery, I really have to share the outcome of my semi-annual radiation oncology follow-up. You would not believe how amazed my doctor was! He stated:
"You are a supreme example of what can happen when a patient assumes responsibility for her health care. What you have done is a true illustration of integrative medicine – a harmonious blend of conventional and complementary therapies."
I gratefully acknowledged the role of the Chikly method of therapy as the prime source of pain and lymphatic congestion relief (and all of the other combined life adjustments). My doctor was truly amazed that the symptoms had been so greatly reversed! (Not his words, mine! – He looked for swelling and couldn''''t seem to find much! – He remembered that I have an extensive case – arm, breast and torso). All he could say was WOW! Also, I do not have to go back to him for nine months (instead of six)…
Anyway, I am thankful for all that I have learned from you, and I thank you for sharing your knowledge in such a patient, humble, and kindly way.
Lymphatic Applications to the Viscera (LDV) Testimonials
The LDV1 class is one of the most important classes anyone can take. The visceral component is a huge missing-piece to the puzzle of bodywork. Bruno's work is an easy and comprehensive approach to working with the organs. One of the most unique pieces is the way we learn how the viscera are interacting with each other. My favorite part is working with the pericardium and its many relationships. This class is a must for everyone. You will be surprised at how much the viscera are involved in pain and mobility problems.
- Terry Schibler, LMT
After 6 months of using the new tools that we learned at LDV1 I can honestly say, it made a huge difference in the results with my patients. Everyday I am amazed with what I am able to achieve using this absolutely wonderful technique. I can only recommend that anyone who is serious about Lymph Drainage and wants the best for their patients, to take this course!
- Franzi Cassidy, RMT
LDV1 was the coursework that really opened up the power of lymphatic drainage in my practice. I was immediately able to use this material my first day back to work. The detailed anatomical specificity, combined with LDT technique has brought relief to many clients of mine who had not had success with any other treatment. Dr Chikly's work is brilliant, elegant, and profound. I feel so grateful to have the opportunity to study directly with him and his highly skilled instructors.
- Piper Jones, LMT, LLCC
The Visceral Lymphatic work I learned from Bruno Chikly has been a tremendous asset both professionally and personally. My clients prefer the lymphatic visceral work over the Visceral Manipulation techniques I have learned and practice. The lymphatic visceral work has a beautiful flow to it connecting all the organ systems together in an integrative way. On a personal level I was recently exposed to pesticides and became very ill with a burning sensation throughout my body and the lymphatic visceral work completely resolved the burning and the pain throughout my organs. The other advanced courses Bruno has taught have been so valuable and I use the techniques daily to assist my clients to resolve brain and spinal cord issues. My clients are amazed that such a light touch could be so powerful in resolving issues. I highly recommend the advanced and the visceral lymphatic curriculum to those who want to practice very special and highly evolved skills to facilitate healing for their clients.
- Leslie Nelson, OTR, RMT, CLT-LANA