Heal Your body by activating a Healthy Lymphatic System

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The two major fluid system of our body is our cardiovascular system and the lymphatic system. The cardiovascular system controls the blood flow throughout the body where heart plays the major role. The another important fluid system is our lymphatic system where it transmits the lymphatic fluid throughout the body.

Your lymphatic circulatory system works directly with your cardiovascular circulatory system to keep blood and lymphatic fluid levels in balance and flush toxins out of the body. It also carries immune cells throughout the body to help defend against infections. You will have twice as much lymphatic fluid as blood in our body. The lymph continuously bathes each cell and drains away the detritus in a circulatory system powered only by your breathing and movement. If the movement of the lymph stopped entirely you would die in a matter of hours.

If your lymphatic circulation slows or stagnates, toxins will accumulate and immune cells won’t be delivered to the areas of the body where they are needed, causing a variety of ailments, the very least of which are aches, pains, and swelling (lymphedema). This can also cause deterioration of your thymus gland, tonsils, and spleen – key components of your immune system — and weaken your body’s ability to fight infection and disease.

So if you are having a good flow of these fluid systems in your body your aches and pains can easily be healed. But  the lymphatic system doesn’t have a strong organ like the heart to pump the fluid throughout the body, so here are some tips to activate a healthy flow of the lymphatic system.

Drink plenty of water

As always said, Without adequate water, lymph fluid cannot flow properly. To help ensure the water is readily absorbed by your cells, I frequently add some fresh lemon juice or oxygen or pH drops.

 Breathe deeply

Our bodies have three times more lymph fluid than blood, yet no organ to pump it. Your lymph system relies on the pumping action of deep breathing to help it transport toxins into the blood before they are detoxified by your liver. So breathe in that sweet smell of healing oxygen. Breathe out toxins.

Exercise

Exercise may possibly be one of the most effective and easiest ways for you to improve your lymphatic system function. Exercising increases the oxygen supply to tissues and cells and stimulates blood circulation. When the body does not regularly move, toxins remain in muscle. A condition known as hypoxia in which there is a lack of oxygen to an area of the body leaves the door open for the invasion and metastasis of cancer.

Get a massage

By applying pressure to the body, massage stimulates the blood and lymph vessels, helping move the fluid along. Studies suggest that massage may enhance circulation in a localized manner to alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, and perhaps accelerate healing, similar to the way that applying pressure to a tube squeezes out the toothpaste.

Hydrotherapy showers

Alternate hot and cold showers for several minutes. The heat dilates the blood vessels and the cold causes them to contract. Avoid this type of therapy if you have a heart or blood pressure condition or if you are pregnant.

Herbal Tea to boost Lymph flow

Add a few lymph-boosting herbal teas to your days, such as astragalus, echinacea, goldenseal or wild indigo root tea. Consult a herbalist or natural medicine specialist before combining two or more herbs or if you’re taking any medications or suffer from any serious health conditions. Avoid using herbs while pregnant or lactating and avoid long-term use of any herb without first consulting a qualified professional.

 Dry skin brush

Use a natural bristle brush. Brush your dry skin in circular motions upward from the feet to the torso and from the fingers to the chest. You want to work in the same direction as your lymph flows—toward the heart.

 

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