Our body’s Lymphatic System is not well known, yet a critical system in maintaining our health.
The Lymphatic System is our body’s natural sewage system, made up of a network of tissues and organs that rid the body of toxins, waste and other unwanted materials.
The main function of the lymph system is to transport lymphatic fluid. Contained in this watery fluid is our body’s white blood cells, which are key cells in helping the body fight infection.
Some common symptoms of a congested lymph system include:
1. Feeling tired
2. Soreness or stiffness in the morning
3. Swollen glands
4. Dry Skin
5. Mild headaches
6. Itchy skin
7. Bloating feeling
There are many reasons why the lymphatic system and lymph nodes may become congested. According to John Douillard here are the three (3) main causes
1. Stress has been identified as the cause of about 80% of all chronic health issues.
2. Digestive imbalances may irritate the intestinal villi and cause lymphatic congestion. As the majority of the lymph in the body surround the gut (Gut Associated Lymphatic Tissues- GALT), the quality of the villi are critical for proper lymph flow, detoxification, assimilation, and immunity.
3. Iodine deficiency is also a common cause of lymphataic congestion. Iodine helps to mitigate the effects of a toxic environment and supports the lymphatic ststem at a cellular level.
How to Imporve Our Body’s Lymphatic Health
3. Massage using Manual Lymph Drainage Techniques
4. Cupping (VacuTherapy)
5. Near Infared Sauna
7. Dry Brushing
Exercise, walking and any type of movement are the body’s best natural ways of stimulating lymph flow and promoting drainage of lymphatic fluid.
Massage using Manual Lymph Drainage Techniques or Cupping can help jump start or boost the body’s lymphatic system. This is done by using either glass or plastic cups.