90% resorption via the lymphatic system: initial lymphatic vessels pass into pre-collectors and collectors (with the kind permission of Prof. Joerg Wilting, University Göttingen)
Current scientific findings from 2009, 2010 and 2018 (Prof. H. Schad, Heart center München, MD. R. Lewick, MD. CH. Michel, St. Georgs Hospital London, Prof. E. Brenner, University of Innsbruck) show us that only the lymph nodes and the intestines, a venous absorption occurs of the ultra-filtrate that constantly leaks into the blood capillaries. Lymphology has thus become the focus of angiological diagnostics and therapy worldwide.
The hypothesis put forward by Ernest Starling more than 100 years ago, no longer applies!
According to current knowledge, more than 90% of the approx. 5 -10 liters of ultra-filtrate, which leave the blood capillaries daily under physiological conditions, are simply reabsorbed by the lymphatic vessel system! In most of the cases lymphedema is also an epifascial disease. For this pathological reason the lymph static edema can be reached with Manual Lymphatic Drainage directly.
Gültig, Leitfaden Lymphologie, 2. Auflage 2021© Elsevier GmbH, Urban & Fischer, München