Neurolymphatic Reflex Points

by Ron Matthews on September 11, 2010

The Neurolymphatic Reflex points were discovered in the 1930’s by an osteopathic physician by the name of Dr. Frank Chapman. Dr. Chapman discovered that by rubbing these points, he could affect the flushing of the lymphatic vessels of each individual organ and gland to strengthen its function. It was a remarkable discovery but essentially ignored by the medical community. Notwithstanding the medical communities ignorance, vigorously massaging the Neurolymphatic Reflex points is very effective as a self-care tool.

Massaging the Neurolymphatic Reflex Points not only serves to flush the lymphatic system, it also detoxifies the muscles and rids them of waste by-products that cause pain and stiffness.

You may find that some of these points are tender or sore when you rub them. This is an indication that the lymphatic system needs some attention. Rubbing these points when they are sore begins the process of flushing and tonifying the lymphatic system. As you repeat this massaging process over several days, you’ll likely find that the pain diminishes or goes away completely. Once you achieve this, you can massage the neurolymphatic reflex points once or twice a day as needed to keep your lymphatic system in tip-top shape!

The Neurolymphatic Reflex Points are distributed around the torso and legs. Just as each of the Five Elements from Traditional Chinese Medicine is associated with a particular organ and a particular emotion, each Element is also associated with a particular Neurolymphatic Reflex Point.

You need to massage the Neurolymphatic Reflex points deeply in order to get the most benefit. Go easy in the beginning, though! Work your way into deep vigorous massaging of the points over time. Don’t massage so deeply that you leave bruises.

It’s best to gradually work your way into massaging them deeply and vigorously over a period of a week or so.



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Fred Allen Roberds May 6, 2016 at 6:05 pm


In a recent move, of home and clinic to a small town and 3 days a week practice, my AK book was lost. Treating muscle weakness using AK has always been a big part of my practice.
With my particular AK Book ( at 75, I don’t recall which one of David Walther’s books it was) one could look up the muscle in the back of the book and it would tell and show the neurolymphatic points etc., required to treat and strengthen that muscle.
I would greatly appreciate locating a copy of that book or any resource that would provide me with muscle testing and treating information.
Thank you for any assistance you may provide for my patients, practice and me.


F. Allen Roberds, D.C,


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