Bruno Chikly (born in France) is a physician and osteopath, and the director of the Lymph Drainage Therapy (LDT) and Brain curriculi. He is an international seminar speaker, lecturer and author and co-author of many books and different publications. He has his appearances in most North American medical professionals and health-related groups.
Chikly completed his graduation from the Medical School at Saint Antoine Hospital in France, and has the equivalent of a master's degree in psychology from Paris XIII University, France. He is an Osteopath, and has advanced training in manual therapy modalities, including Manual Lymphatic Therapies, Osteopathy in the Cranial field, Biodynamics program in Osteopathy, Craniosacral Therapy, Visceral manipulation, Fascia techniques, as well as Oriental medicines and Homeopathy.
His doctoral thesis on lymphatic system, its historical evolution and the manual lymphatic drainage technique, was awarded by the Medical Faculty of Paris VI. Dr. Chikly received a Degree of Osteopathy from the European School of Osteopathy (ESO), Maidstone (Renzo Molinari), UK in 2002; a Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine from CROMON/AIROP (2009) and a Doctorate in Osteopathic Sciences from the European University of Brussels, Belgium in 2010. He is a member of the French National Registry of Osteopathy and member of the International Society of Lymphology (ISL) and an associate member of the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO), member of the International Association of Healthcare Practitioners (IAHP), and a licensed massage therapist of Arizona, USA. Dr Chikly is the recipient of the 2014 Massage Therapy Hall of Fame, and listed in the millennium edition of Marquis' Who's Who in the World. He was an adjunct professor of the Union Institute and University Graduate College (University of Ohio).
Books and Publications
Bruno authored and co-authored numerous books, publications and contributions to publications, some of which are listed below.Chikly, Bruno. "Manual Techniques Addressing the Lymphatic System: Origins and Development". The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Chikly, Bruno and Quaghebeur, Jorgen (2013). "Reassessing cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) hydrodynamics: A literature review presenting a novel hypothesis for CSF physiology". Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies (Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies) 17 (3): 344–354. doi:10.1016/j.jbmt.2013.02.002. Chikly B, Quaghebeur J, Witryol W (2014) A Controlled Comparison between Manual Lymphatic Mapping (MLM) of Plantar Lymph Flow and Standard Physiologic Maps Using Lymph Drainage Therapy (LDT)/Osteopathic Lymphatic Technique (OLT). J Yog Phys Ther 4: 173. doi:10.4172/2157-7595.1000173Details about Dissection of the Human Lymphatic System by Bruno Chikly (DVD), Chikly, Bruno (2013). "Lymphatic Drainage Therapy in Action" (May 2013 ed.). Message Magazine. Lymph Drainage Therapy I Study Guide/Lymphatic Pathways: Anatomical Integrity (2001) Upledger Inst;"Applications of Pre & Post-Surgical Lymph Drainage Therapy," Massage & Bodywork, 1997, Summer/Fall, 13, 3: 64-67."Is Human CSF Reabsorbed by Lymph? Lymph Drainage Therapy and Manual Drainage of the Central Nervous System", Am. Acad. Osteop. J., 1998, 8, 2: 28-34.Chapdelaine, Perry; Gervais, Thomas; Reeves, Courtland; and Chikly, Bruno (2014). Two Methods of Lymphatic Massage [NOOK Book]. Arthritis Trust of America. Silent Waves: Theory and Practice of Lymph Drainage Therapy: With Applications for Lymphedema, Chronic Pain, and Inflammation (2001) IHH, Inc.; 1st edition. ISBN 978-0-9700-5305-3.Chikly, Bruno (2004). Silent Waves: Theory and Practice of Lymph Drainage Therapy: An Osteopathic Lympathic Technique. I.H.H. Pub. ISBN 978-0-9700-5302-2. Chikly, Bruno & Curties, Debra (2011). "Lymphatic Drainage Massage as an Effective Treatment for Breast Care" (PDF) (June–July 2011 ed.). Message & Bodywork: 33–43. Chikly, Bruno (2012). "The Mini Face-lift Effects of Lymph Drainage Therapy" (PDF) (February 2012 ed.). Message Magazine: 22–25. Chikly, Bruno & Chikly, Alaya (2011). "Lymph Drainage for Liver Balance" (November 2011 ed.). Message Magazine: 83. Chikly, Bruno (1996). "Dr. Chikly’s Lymph Drainage Therapy" (PDF). Arthritis Trust of America/The Rheumatoid Disease Foundation. "From Hippocrates to today: Massage and Lymphatique Drainage," Biocontact, Paris 1993: 14-20"Drainage Lymphatique," Nature et Sante magazine, Paris, 1993"Cellulite une revolution douce et bonne pour la sante," Medecine Naturelle, Paris, 1993"The Discovery of Lymph and Manual Lymphatic Drainage Technique.", Doctoral Thesis, Awarded medal of the Medical Faculty of Saint Antoine, 1994, November 15."Le Drainage Lymphatique," Les Nouvelles Esthetiques, Israelian ed., 1994, May."Lymphatique Drainage," The Art of Touch, Switzerland, 1994."Le Drainage Lymphatique," Sante, Paris, 1994."Drainage Lymphatique", Medecine Douce, Paris, 1994, February."Le Drainage Lymphatique et Energetique," Les Nouvelles Esthetiques, Paris, 1995, March."An Interview with Dr. Bruno Chikly, MD," PT & OT Today, 1996, April 8: 12-13."Lymphatic Drainage, French Approach," Les Nouvelles Esthetiques, Brazilian ed., June 1996.Dermascope, "Lymphatic Drainage for Health and Beauty," 1996, Nov. / Dec."Who Discovered the Lymphatic System?," Lymphology, 1997, December, 30, 4: 186-193."Post-mastectomy Care and Lymph Drainage Therapy", J. Bodywk. Movt. Therap. 1999, Jan., 3, 1: 11-16."Wird cerbrospinale Flussigkeit durch Lymphe reabsorbiert", Stillpoint-Deutsches Journal fur Osteopathie, 2000, Jan, 2, 1: 9-15."Lymph Drainage Therapy (LDT): Manual Lymphatic Mapping (MLM) and its clinical applications to Lymphedema", Progress in Lymphology XVII, Lymphology (Suppl), 2000, 33: 204-207."Lymph Drainage Therapy (LDT): Manual Lymphatic Mapping And Its Clinical Applications To Lymphedema." Lymph Link, July–September 2000."Lymph Drainage Therapy and Its Integration in a Massage Therapy Practice", Connections, 2001 Sept. / Oct."Lymphedema and Lymph Drainage Techniques" (with Sue Welfley, LMT). Massage Therapy Journal, 2001, Fall."Lymph Drainage Therapy: An Effective Complement to Breast Care," Massage & Bodywork, 2001, June / July."Aids and Complementary Medicine. Current Science and Practice". Churchill Livingstone, 2002, 5, 13: 179-188."Manual Lymphatic Mapping", Women’s health Division, Canadian Physiotherapy Association, Spring 2002, 3-9."Massage Therapy and Breast Care: Easing the Controversy", Massage Today, 2004, Jan., 4, 1, cover page.The circulation between cerebrospinal fluid, cerebral interstitial fluid and lymph, Part I, Massage magazine, 2004, Jun, 109: 115-119.The circulation between cerebrospinal fluid, cerebral interstitial fluid and lymph, Part II, Massage magazine, 2004, Jun, 110: 115-123.Osteopathy: Manual Techniques: Addressing the Lymphatic System: Origins and Development, JAOA, 2005, Oct, 105,(10): 457-464Women’s Journal., St Louis, Health and Wellness, Lymphatic Drainage Therapy: Optimizing the Health of your Breasts, Aug/Setp 2009.Chapter 8.10.6, pages 467-472 in Osteopathische Behandlung von Kindern, Liem T., Schleupan A, Altmeyer P, Zweedijk R, Hippokrates Verlag Ed, 2010.
Family and Personal
He lives in Arizona with is wife and teaching partner Alaya Chikly who teaches Heart Centered Therapy (HCT).