LACTEAL DUCT ADHESIONS
Lacteals are small lymph capillaries which absorb
lipids (fats) from the small intestine. Lacteals join together to
form ducts which are especially associated with the Peyer's patches (lymphatic
nodes) along the right side of the abdomen in conjunction with the ileum
portion of the small intestine.
Adhesion refers to holding together by new tissue [e.g.,
scar tissue], produced by inflammation or
injury, of two structures which are normally separate.
Adhesions may interfere with circulation of blood and lymph and nervous
system activity and impulse.
Lacteal duct adhesions were frequently mentioned
in the Cayce readings, particularly in cases of epilepsy. Lacteal
duct adhesions were described in approximately ninety-one readings.
According to Edgar Cayce , lacteal duct adhesions
can be produced by several factors, including:
Hot abdominal castor oil packs and massage were typically
recommended to break up the adhesions. When spinal somatic dysfunction
was cited as a primary causative factor, osteopathic treatment was usually
recommended to remove the pressures on spinal centers.
injury to the right side of the abdomen or to the umbilicus during birthing,
high fever or cold and congestion affecting the lymphatics of the intestinal
nerve reflexes (especially from the lower spine - 4th lumbar and coccyx).
CASTOR OIL PACKS
Hot abdominal castor oil packs over the area from
the liver to the caecum (right side) were the standard treatment for lacteal
duct adhesions. The packs were usually prescribed in three day cycles
with a small dose of olive oil (orally) following the third application.
Nerve reflexes from the lower spine (especially the
coccyx) were noted as causative factors in numerous readings on lacteal
duct adhesions. Adjustment of the somatic dysfunction was usually
recommended. Massage of the abdomen after castor oil pack sessions
was also recommended to assist in breaking up the adhesions.
Options for further assessment include:
Thorough manual therapy assessment with special attention to palpation
of the right side of the abdomen (for tenderness, adhesion and temperature)
and examination of the lower spine including the coccyx.
Thermographic photography may provide visual documentation of coolness
the right side of the abdomen when compared to the full abdomen.
SCALE 17: LACTEAL DUCT ADHESIONS
|History of seizures or convulsions
||5732-1, 5333-1, 5232-1, 4080-1, 3603-1, 3565-1, 3521-1,
3465-1, 3217-1, 3156-2, 2441-1, 2286-1, 2276-1, 2153-6, 2149-1, 2032-1,
1980-2, 1836-1, 1699-1, 1683-2, 1625-1, 1527-3, 1025-2, 693-1, 571-4, 567-5,
|Cool or cold spot on right side of abdomen
||5333-1, 3082-1, 2276-1, 2019-1, 1597-2, 1034-1, 567-4
|Lapse or loss of consciousness; or dizzy spells
||5232-1, 3521-1, 3231-1, 3156-1, 1980-2, 1836-1, 1653-1,
1597-2, 1527-1, 814-3, 719-2, 571-3, 567-7
|Injury to tailbone or soreness of tailbone
||5333-1, 5232-1, 5128-1, 5033-1, 3565-1, 3521-1, 3517-2,
3231-1, 3217-1, 1951-1, 1034-1, 1025-2, 567-5
||3521-1, 1594-1, 1034-1, 924-1, 728-2, 719-2, 567-7
|Abnormal mental or physical development
||5333-1, 5033-1, 2153-11, 2153-10, 2129-1, 2028-1, 1527-3,
1328-1, 1024-1, 744-1, 719-2, 561-2
|Injury, pain or soreness on right side of abdomen below
||5732-1, 5724-1, 4080-1, 2276-2, 1034-1, 1025-2, 972-1,