Move your Lymphatic System to Stay Healthy
The lymphatic system is a critical part of the body, but is not well known. Did you know that you have twice as much lymph fluid as blood?
The lymphatic system is a network of tissues and organs that rid the body of toxins, waste and other unwanted materials. Transport of the lymph fluid is the primary function of the lymphatic system.
The key for healthy body is healthy lymphatic system because the lymph fluid contains white blood cells that are instrumental in fighting infections.
This is a list of the most common symptoms of a congested lymphatic system according to John Douillard:
- Soreness or stiffness in the morning
- Rings get tight on fingers
- Itchy skin
- Felling tired
- Low immunity
- Swollen glands
- Dry skin
- Brain fog
- Mild headaches
- Mild rash or acne
- Breast swelling
- Occasional diarrhea, constipation or mucus in the stool
There are many reasons why the lymph nodes and the lymphatic system may become congested. These are the three major reasons that can be paired to this condition.
- Digestive imbalances can irritate intestinal villi. This can be a reason for lymph congestion. The quality of the villi are critical for proper lymph flow, assimilation, immunity and detoxification.
- 80% of all chronic health issues can be caused by stress. The chemistry of stress is degenerative and lymph congestive.
- Iodine deficiency is also a common cause of lymphatic congestion.
In this article we will present you 6 ways how you can improve your lymphatic health
- This is the best way to get your lymphatic system moving. Best exercise for this is rebounding for 10-20 minutes.
- Infrared sauna. Sauna therapy will make your body sweat while in parasympathetic nervous system mode, this way toxins are being sweated out.
- This type of yin yoga requires poses to be held anywhere from 3 to 10 minutes. Changing the gravity in these poses and the pressure can help to improve the lymphatic flow.
- Walking is very important to get the lungs functioning. Don’t forget to breathe deep while walking.
- Legs on the wall. Lay down and straight your legs up to the wall. This will improve the flow in the legs.
- Lymphatic drainage massage. This is a method where the lymph is helped to drain with massage. Watch the video below.