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For over forty years, Lympha Press dynamic compression therapy systems have helped patients all over the world deal with lymphedema, chronic venous insufficiency, wounds, and lipedema. We’re the number one global brand in pneumatic compression for many reasons, including proven clinical evidence in over thirty peer-reviewed publications.

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Movement of lymph during pneumatic compression treatment in lymphedema subjects visualized by near-infrared fluorescence lymphatic imaging

M.B. Aldrich, J.C. Rasmussen, A. Ben Noon, J.R. Morrow, K. Ashforth, B. Crews, C.E. Fife. World Congress of Lymphology, San Francisco CA, September 2015. Abstract.
This groundbreaking study is the first to demonstrate the direct effect of pneumatic compression on lymphatic function in lymphedema-affected extremities and showed how Lympha Press® stimulated lymph vessel uptake and transport in “real time” during a treatment session.

Large body area compression exerts analgesic modulation on experimental pain

L. Honigman, O. Bar-Bachar, D. Yarnitsky, Y. Granovsky. 9th Congress of the European Pain Federation, Vienna, Austria, 2015. Abstract.
In this neurological study, compression with Lympha Pants® and Lympha Press Optimal® reduced the perception of experimental pain stimulus applied to the hands, showing that large-area lower-body compression may have an analgesic effect.

Proper Pressure: Transitioning lymphedema patients to home care with pneumatic compression

K. Ashforth, (2012) Advance for Physical Therapy and Rehab Medicine, 23(15), 19-21.
This review article summarizes the uses, recommendations, and benefits of pneumatic compression therapy at home.

Practical lymphedema self-management: An assessment of patient satisfaction and perceived effectiveness of treatment modalities

K. Ashforth, J. Cosentino. (2012) Lymphology, 45 (Suppl), 367-370.
This survey found that 100% of patients using pneumatic compression in the home rated pneumatic compression more effective than self-applied MLD, bandaging, elastic/rigid and quilted compression.

Lymphedema treatment decreases pain intensity in lipedema

G. Szolnoky, E. Varga, M. Varga, M. Tuczai, E. Dósa-Rácz, L. Kemény. (2011) Lymphology, Dec;44(4), 178-82.
In this study, treatment with MLD, compression therapy and Lympha Press® with Lympha Pants™ reduced leg volume, capillary fragility and pain associated with lipedema.

Complex Decongestive Physiotherapy Decreases Capillary Fragility in Lipedema

Lymphology 2008 Dec;41(4):161-6. G Szolnoky , N Nagy, R K Kovács, E Dósa-Rácz, A Szabó, K Bársony, M Balogh, L Kemény
Lipedema is a disease of disproportionate fat deposition featuring frequent hematoma formation and easy bruising. Hematoma development may be caused by altered capillary resistance (CR) or altered capillary fragility (CF).