The Importance of Keeping Your Lymphatic System Healthy

Your lymphatic system is constantly working to keep your body balanced. Maintaining its health is important not only for its own role but the role it plays in many other body systems.

Information for the lymphatic system and how to keep it healthy.

  • Nurture your body and eat clean: Cleaning your diet can also clean your lymph system. Since the system wants to remove anything that is not supposed to be there, avoiding processed foods helps it to run more efficiently. This includes avoiding sugar, artificial flavorings, colors, additives, preservatives, non-organic and GMO foods. No meat, no dairy either. Studies show that sugar feeds cancer. More information on fighting inflammation with nutrition can be found here.

  • Drink plenty of water: Lymph fluid is mostly water, as is the human body. Dehydration only stresses the lymphatic system more and makes it less efficient. Drinking at least 8 glasses of water will help your lymphatic system flow well. Avoid soda, coffee and commercial juices.

  • Stay hydrated with healthy electrolyte water: Easy to make!
  • Use Castor Oil Packs: Castor oil has been around for centuries and dates back to its use in Egypt over 3,500 years ago. Castor oil packs have the ability to promote both the circulation of blood around an organ and an area of the body as well as increase the flow of fluids through the lymphatic system. Castor oil exhibits anti-cancer properties by promoting the lymphatic system to remove the buildup of debris and toxins in the body. When the lymphatic system is not functioning properly, liquid can accumulate within the network of tubes responsible for filtering bacteria and become stagnant. More on castor oil benefits here.
  • Get Bouncy: Rebounding, or trampoline jumping, for 10 to 30 minutes gets your lymph fluid moving. Moving the lymphatic fluid through the body gets it to the lymph nodes where it can be cleaned.

  • Relax in a Sauna: Sweating with sauna therapy is another way to increase circulation, sweat out toxins and improve lymphatic flow for cleaning.

  • Lymphatic Massage is used to manually flush, drain, and detoxify the body.
  • Exercise: If able, getting blood flowing through exercise also helps the lymphatic system to flow. Simply walking is a good way to raise your heart rate and pump lymphatic fluid to where it can be cleaned in the lymph nodes.

  • Breathe Deeply: Concentrating on deeply inhaling so that you can feel the contraction in your diaphragm. The change in pressure in your chest forces lymphatic fluid upward from the extremities, where it can then be filtered and cleaned.

  • Mindfulness and Meditation
  • Dry Brush the Skin: This is an effective way to help detoxify the body. It is known as an effective lymphatic drainage technique.

The importance of lymphatic massage drainage and your health

Benefits of Lymphatic Massage

Light, relaxing massage can safely be given to people at all stages of cancer. Some people worry that massage can spread cancer cells throughout the body via the lymphatic system. If this were true, hot showers, saunas, yoga, sex and exercise would ALL spread cancer. These are all healthy, invigorating as well as calming activities.

As you know, the lymphatic system is a network of vessels, organs and nodes through which lymphatic fluid (lymph) flows. It is part of the body’s immune system.

Lymphatic circulation occurs naturally as we move.

Cancer may spread (metastasize) into the lymphatic system via the lymph nodes, or it may start in the lymphatic system itself. However, the circulation of lymph – from massage or other movement – does not cause cancer to spread.
Researchers have shown that cancer develops and spreads because of changes to a cell’s DNA (genetic mutations) and other processes in the body.

Here are 3 key points to consider:

  • If brittle bones are an issue, be careful.
  • Direct massage to the tumor site my be painful and not recommended.
  • Conducting lymphatic massage in conjunction with taking your medications is ideal, as it will carry your medications through the body a bit better.

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