The Lymphatic System is often ignored, its vitality is crucial to the health of the immune system.
Another level of detoxification occurs within the lymph system, which is one of our major systems of elimination of waste products and fluids. When our lymph system becomes stagnant through lack of movement or from a genetic pre-disposition, we may have a tendency to retain fluid in the tissue. This may also occur if our endocrine system is imbalanced due to causes such as stress levels compromising the adrenal glands, which in turn will compromise the thyroid gland and pituitary gland. Simply put, one of the functions of this system is to assist the body in regulating fluid levels. By stimulating movement of our lymphatic fluid through the use of products and treatments that have the ability to vaso-constrict the blood and lymph vessels or flush the system. This enables the lymph system to carry the waste matter and fluid to the organs of elimination and therefore detoxification of the body.Your lymphatic system can be compared to a freeway. When congested, nothing moves. The same thing can happen in your body. Your lymphatic system affects every organ and cell in your body. When your lymphatic system's drainage becomes blocked, you cannot eliminate toxic material.
When the lymph fails to function properly, it becomes sluggish or even stagnant. The clear lymph fluid becomes cloudy and thick, changing from a condition like water to milk to yogurt to cottage cheese. Thickened, gel like stagnant lymph overloaded with toxic waste is the ideal environment for the onset of numerous illnesses, including cancer.
Your lymphatic system includes a vast network of capillaries that transport the lymph a series of nodes throughout the body (primarily in the neck, groin, and armpits) that collect the lymph and 3 organs, namely the tonsils, spleen, and thymus gland, which produce white blood cells (called lymphocytes), vital to the immune system.
The space between cells occupies about 18% of the body. Fluid containing plasma proteins, foreign particles, and bacteria that accumulate in these spaces between cells, is called lymph. The primary purpose of the lymphatic system is to collect the lymph and to return its contents to the bloodstream. More specifically, the lymph system collects waste products and cellular debris from the tissues to eliminate toxins from the body.
The lymph flows upward through the body up to the chest (at the rate of 3 quarts per 24 hours) where it drains into the bloodstream through two large ducts. Lymph also flows down from the head and neck into these drainage sites. Unlike the blood supply, the lymphatic system does not have a pump (the heart) to move it along. Rather, its movement depends on such factors as muscle contraction or manual manipulation (why inactivity can lead to increased illness).
The lymph circulation is also a one way circulation it only returns fluid to the bloodstream. The lymph system becomes particularly active during times of illness (such as the flu), when the nodes (particularly at the neck) visibly swell with collected waste products.
When the collecting terminals become blocked, it's like a bottleneck; lymph starts backing up in the system creating a toxic oxygen deprived environment conducive to degeneration and disorder. Toxic lymph can be stored for a long time in the system. This is not a healthy condition.
Moving stagnant lymph flow is a key to rejuvenation. Once you clear up the lymph flow, which is an essential component of the immune system, you can enhance the body's natural healing ability to clear tip any illness.
The Lymphatic System plays a vital role in the body's immunity, where lymphocytes produce antibodies that destroy foreign invaders, and has been coined its "sewage system", removing dead cells, blood proteins and other toxic materials. With today's sedentary lifestyles, pollution, constipation, and diets low in nutrients and high in fats, sugars, additives and preservatives, lymph becomes overloaded, congested and clogged.
Without a pump, the body's Lymphatic System must depend on motion (exercise, breathing and/or massage) to propel lymph through its vessels.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage is an accelerated method of cleansing and detoxification the Lymphatic System, equivalent to 8 10 manual lymphatic drainage sessions. In a congested Lymphatic System, lymph is thick, sticky, stagnant, laden with toxins and unable to circulate and eliminate wastes. This is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to replaced a one on one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice.
Lymphatic Drainage is recommended by knowledgeable Health care Practitioners around the World.
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