Flinders Medical Centre in South Australia has conducted the only randomised double blind clinical trial for any lymphedema treatement in the world. The study has been published in the very reputable journal "Cancer" (2003 edition).
In the trials, 30% of patients had a reduction in limb volume of 200mls or more. This is a significant improvement.
More importantly (for patients) this improvement was maintained for 3 months. The patients had no other treatment, yet continued to improve over the three month follow-up period.
For an in depth description and overview of the randomised double blind clinical trials in the treatment of mastectomy lymphedema and additional information please follow the links: