Frequently Asked Questions:
What is ELT™ Electro-Lymphatic Therapy?
ELT™ Electro-Lymphatic Therapy uses a device called the Lymph Drainage XP2 that has its origins back to the work of Edgar Cayce during the 1940’s. Its technical name is an Inert Gas Ionization Instrument, or IGII, with the first ever being the Violet Ray created by Edgar Cayce. So this is not a new concept, though it has seen many evolutions over the years with the Lymph Drainage XP2 being the most advanced device available at this time.
The device uses 2 hand held glass tubes that serve as treatment heads. Inside the glass tubes are noble, or inert gasses (Argon, Krypton, and Xenon). These gasses are called inert because they will never change their natural state. They won’t bond to any other substances to create a molecule because they have the same amount of electrons and protons, so it isn’t possible to create a bond. Such as hydrogen and oxygen, both gasses until they bond together to create water, or H2O.
The device works by stimulating the gasses in the tubes with an electro static discharge of energy created by an electric coil in the main box of the device. This energy generates excitement of the gasses in the tubes and creates an ionic energy field that extends out from the tubes.
(Please note that the gasses do not ever leave the tubes; they stay trapped in the hand blown, lead free glass). When the glass tubes are placed on the body, (the treatment is received much like a very relaxing massage), the ionic energy field is able to reach 6 to 8 inches, or 15 to 20 centimeters into the body reaching tissue levels no other therapy can reach.
This ionic energy field behaves much like a jackhammer breaking up concrete, in that it provides a similar action in breaking up stuck proteins, stagnant lymph and toxic waste trapped in the tissues of the body. Once the stagnant lymph is broken up and returned to a fluid state it is gently moved along the lymphatic vessels and eventually out of the body through the blood vessels, which eliminate through lungs, liver, colon, kidneys, and skin.
With this device it is possible to effectively detox the tissues of the body and restore immune function by regulating the lymphatic system and reminding it how to function at its best.
How do I prepare for ELT™?
The only recommendation is to be well hydrated before each session, considering that ELT™ may inadvertently cause dehydration as your body is learning to heal and release toxins. Also please keep in mind that Arizona is generally a dry climate, so you will tend to dehydrate faster while your body is flushing out excess lymph and toxins. (If you are drinking fresh pressed juices, please remember that juice does not equal water, you must drink good clean water throughout the day.) You may eat as you normally do, and you may continue with any other concurrent program you are following. For those of you seeing practitioners trained by Energy Medicine Therapies in other cities and countries; If you are in an area of high humidity, it is best to arrive 15 - 20 minutes early and allow your body to cool down before the therapy begins.
Also of note for those of you who are currently participating in a comprehensive treatment program: if you are feeling nauseous or struggling through a particular day of therapies, please keep your ELT™ appointment. It will help you feel better. Physiologically this is because of two things, the first being stimulation to the liver allowing it to flush and ease the nausea along with helping the lymphatic system to remove toxins more efficiently. The second is a calming of the nervous system; the ionic energy used during ELT™ sessions actually helps provide a parasympathetic response, which will help you to feel as if you have just had a very relaxing nap.
How many sessions do I need?
When looking to add ELT™ to a current intensive treatment program , it is advised to do 1 to 2 sessions per week while under treatment. This is to support the body as discussed above, and to continually improve immune function of the body.
Typically a good detox and immune rebuilding on an average person is about 10 sessions. Each time your body receives the therapy it is releasing more from the tissues and the lymphatic system or immune system is being reminded how to function at its best. For those with high levels of toxicity or chronic health concerns, it will vary on how well your body is able to let go of the toxins and rebuild its immune system. A protocol based on specific needs will be discussed and followed.
How often should I receive ELT™ sessions?
The therapy is working with an ionic energy that is very compatible with your body while also teaching the immune system how to work at its best. It is recommended to do the therapy once a week for optimal results as your body will remember or hold on to the treatment for about a week before it needs reminding again. However, since there is no integration period needed, ELT™ can be given multiple times a week, including back-to-back days, to improve or speed up progress.
When will I feel results?
In most cases you will feel changes beginning around the 3rd or 4th session. Generally the 1st session, while very relaxing, there isn’t much that is noticeable other than you should notice an increase in the amount of urination the day of the therapy, occasionally many report having an extra bowel movement, sleeping very well the night of treatment and waking up feeling better than the day before.
As you get into the 3rd and 4th session you may start to notice consistently improved energy levels, sleeping better, improved mood, clearer head (less brain fog), better focus, and overall increase in feeling of wellbeing. As you progress through the sessions you will begin to understand what a proper functioning immune system feels like and that is something that is subjective to each person.
I generally see the aha moment, the understanding happen around session 6 to 8. By session 10 the body has learned how to maintain immune function and no longer requires the reminder given by the therapy sessions.
Note: This does need to be clarified that this is the typical course for a health maintenance protocol. Those with current health issues, chronic lymphedema and chronic or serious health issues will have a similar immune response by the 10th session, but will generally require more sessions as part of their healing protocol or program to maintain long term results. ELT™is best used as part of a comprehensive healing program when dealing with serious health conditions to achieve quicker results. ELT™ can and has been used as a stand alone therapy with great success.
Is maintenance therapy required to keep the results?
With those that are looking to improve health and maintain good health, no, maintenance therapy is not required. This therapy is creating a physiological change in the immune system, reminding it how it has been designed to function. Completing a series of 10 therapy sessions will create that change and the body will learn to function on its own. There is no dependence created with this therapy.
The recommendation is to do “tune ups” or a series of 3 or 4 sessions once a year to keep the body functioning at its best since we cannot always control our environment and the amount of stress we deal with each day. It is also recommended to come in for additional therapy sessions if you encounter a major illness, or significant stressor in your life to prevent the immune system from reverting back to a slow moving or sluggish system as a result of the illness and or intense stressor. Please see note above for those with chronic health issues.
Where do the toxins go?
In the simplest form, the body is made to cleanse itself. The blood cleanses itself through the lymphatic system; the rest of the body cleanses itself through our 5 major detox organs; liver, colon, kidneys, lungs, and the skin our largest detox organ and the reason we recommend Dry Skin Brushing. When we break up and remove toxins from the tissues of the body, it is moved through the lymphatic vessels that carry it through many lymph nodes to filter the fluid and allow our immune system to do its job in fighting bacteria and viruses and other cells that do not belong.
After the fluid carrying the waste and toxins is filtered through the lymphatic system, it will be carried back into the vascular system, or blood circulation at the junction of the heart, where it will then be cleansed out through our 5-detox organs. This is why it is so important to be well hydrated and continue to drink lots of pure water after each ELT™ session.
Will there be detox symptoms?
For most people looking to do this therapy for a health prevention tool, there shouldn’t be any detox symptoms. The most common complaint is being tired the day of treatment, but then feeling really great the day after. This may occur for the first few sessions and then it will improve.
That being said, it is very important to be well hydrated before your therapy session and to continue to hydrate well after receiving the therapy. The energy field that we work with will continue to work with your body for several hours after the therapy is completed to assist the lymphatic system to move as much as possible. We encourage you to keep well hydrated to assist in this process.
Those that experience headaches or mild nausea do so be cause of dehydration rather than detox symptoms and it can usually be relieved by drinking more pure water.
Those that have a chronic health condition may experience detox symptoms in the form of flu like symptoms that vary in intensity relative to the level of illness or toxicity that is present. For example those who are very toxic from a build up of previous medical treatments, multiple surgeries, chemotherapy, or chronic immune conditions may experience detox symptoms for up to 4 days.
Generally in all cases the detox period is followed by really good days that are reported to be better than before the day of therapy. This cycle may continue for multiple sessions until the body is at a level of reduced toxins and no longer causes the intense detox.
Occasionally there are reports of “thick urine” or dark in color, or an odor present. In all cases, if there are detox symptoms present with urination, it will pass in 24 to 48 hours. It will not lead to an infection, if a problem persists, then a medical doctor should be consulted as it will not be related to the therapy or detox.
This therapy will not cause diarrhea, it may create more movement of stool, but there will not be any cramping, pain, loose stools or any other bowel related issues. It is important to note that this therapy will not cause a fever or actual illness, if you feel like you have a fever or illness is present please seek medical advice as it is not related to the therapy.
What is the machine doing?
The machine is using an ionic energy field to break up the excess proteins, waste material and toxins that are trapped in the tissues of the body along with excess water or lymph fluid and removing it through the lymphatic system. This is an ultimate cellular detox that reaches areas in the body no other therapy can reach, affecting the immune system in away that no other therapy can.
When we clean up the body and the lymphatic system we greatly improve the overall function of the immune system allowing our body to better handle the stress of everyday living and improve the ability to do its job and protect us from illness™.
What causes the tingling sensations?
The machine uses a static energy to create the ionic energy field that we use to detox the body, which indirectly causes a static energy all around the body during treatment. This static energy is not harmful in anyway to you receiving the therapy or to the therapist performing the therapy. Static energy will react with moisture in the skin and may cause a tingling sensation; if this occurs you can let your therapist know and he or she will decrease the level of energy being used during the therapy session.
What if I have botox injections?
If you have had botox injections, please let your therapist know. Since this is a therapy designed to clear out the tissues, it will reduce the effectiveness of the botox causing you to need more frequent injections when the area is worked on with the ionic energy field. This is a simple adjustment and receiving the therapy to the body will not affect the site of injection.