Now you know something about the lymph system and its workings. One place where we almost always notice lymph nodes is in the neck. Any type of movement, even vigorous household cleaning, can be helpful. So you call a plumber to plunge it or use Drain-o, in the same way you physically manipulate your lymphatic system through massage or very clean eating and juicing, to get the whole system on track and working properly again. In order to prevent relapse of Candida or any chronic viral condition, proper immune function must be restored.
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During the first minute, breathe through your nose; During the second minute make a noise originating from the base of your throat — like snoring; Then breathe in through your nose, and out through puckered lips, as if blowing out a birthday candle.
Stop bouncing and shaking. Take a moment to feel the vibrations you have created throughout your body. The superficial lymphatic system is located in the sub-dermal layer just beneath the skin. It is continuous throughout the entire body — There are also deep lymphatic systems but by working on the superficial lymphatic system, you can affect drainage throughout the entire lymphatic system.
Some of the important and mysterious parts of the body are the various glands. These select their required substances from which they synthesize new compounds.?? Upon the work of these secretions which the glands send forth into the body depends digestion, absorption and utilization of all food elements, and the very existence of cells.?? No physiological or mental activity is possible without them. In their absence the body and its activities would cease to be.
Manifestly, the glands cannot pick their required elements from the blood unless their progenitors were previously taken in the foods eaten.?? The lymph vessels are fine tubes which accompany the blood vessels.
They contain the lymph, a colorless, alkaline fluid, partly derived from the blood, partly from the juices of the partaken foods. To the lymph tubes belong the lymph glands, which are distributed over the whole system, having been given the task of extracting poisonous substances from the lymph.?? The lymph travels through the whole body like the blood, gathers in larger and larger vessels, and finally flows into the large veins near the heart; here it mixes with the blood, passes through the kidneys and lungs, and finally enters the heart as fresh new blood.??
The more toxic the poisons and mucus materials taken into the system, the more often the glands accumulate this bad waste from the lymph system and we have glandular swellings over various parts of the body. An impure blood stream, constipation and a generally toxic body condition cause the glands to swell up and become painful. These may be on the neck, under the armpits, groin, etc.
Formula for rebuilding glands using sarsaparilla, licorice, ginseng and astragulus as found in the Adrenal Newsletter. Cayce has a Formula that is similar and recommended to be used with the change of the seasons.?? What Can be Done for a Malfunctioning Thyroid? From a question to Dr. Christopher in his Newsletter. Also, it is of special importance for the proper functioning of the reproductive system. The inter-relationship between reproductive functions and thyroid functions is very complex and not entirely?
For instance, a slight enlargement of the thyroid gland is common at puberty, during pregnancy and menopause. Disorders of the thyroid gland are apparently caused by two conditions:? We have had earaches in our family which resulted from congested lymph glands and colds. By inserting oil of Mullein into the ear, however, we were able to stop the irritation in the ear as well as in the accompanying glands.
It contains essential hormones and enzymes necessary to keep the pituitary and adrenal glands functioning. There is a story we have told at many lectures and classes about the family that was incarcerated in a concentration camp during the Nazi occupation of Europe.
This particular family found the strength to carry them through to the end of the war when they were released. The key was an alfalfa plant growing in the corner of the compound, inside the fence. Each member of the family secretly permitted themselves a few leaves of the plant every day… allowing the alfalfa plant to replenish its leaves throughout the long months. The family obtained the necessary nutriments from the plant.
These nutriments were not provided by the inferior and scarce prison food. The family maintained their health while others around them dropped dead from malnutrition. There is a complex circulatory system in the body whose function can mean health or disease for each of us. You may have heard the name of this system, but you might not know what it does or how it works. Most people have a fair understanding about the blood circulation system of the body, and many people have heard of the lymph nodes, but relatively few people know how significant the entire lymph system really is.
In fact, our bodies have twice the amount of lymph as blood and there are twice as many lymphatic vessels as there are blood vessels. In turn, the cells produce proteins and waste products and then the lymph absorbs these products and carries them away. Any random bacteria that enter the body also find their way into this intercellular fluid. The fluid will return to the blood stream, but first, because it becomes contaminated with cell waste products, it must be cleaned.
This is accomplished by filtering the lymph through the lymph nodes. At one time or another, everybody has felt congested nodes, especially in the neck, armpit, or groin.
Toxins and poisons from something as simple as a cut finger can cause pain and swelling in the armpit nodes; an infected toe might cause the same type of feeling in the groin area nodes. One place where we almost always notice lymph nodes is in the neck. When you have a sore throat or sinus congestion, you might become alarmed if you suddenly find a lump in your neck.
Usually it is nothing more than a hard-working, efficient lymph node. Although the lymph system has millions of vessels all over the body just like the blood system there is one big difference. It has no pump like the heart to keep it moving. Instead lymph is moved by breathing, walking, intestinal activity, and muscle action. As muscles tighten, lymph vessels are squeezed and the lymph is pushed through the system and through the filtering nodes on its way back to the veins and the heart.
Some other things that can be involved include recurrent low back ache, tennis elbow, sprained ankles, and even frequent nighttime urination. Obviously, for good health, we need to keep our lymph system moving, so exercise is essential to make our muscles contract, the lymph vessels squeeze, and the fluid move.
Something else you can do is find the reflex point that helps stimulate lymphatic drainage in the upper part of the body. It is located at the bottom part of the breast bone, or sternum. By vigorously rubbing this area for about two minutes, you can stimulate the lymph system. We can also help lymph nodes drain by gently rubbing or milking them toward the heart.
Working away from the heart will only irritate them, so be sure you work toward the heart. Use a lubricant like one of the medicated rubs and start under the jaw and milk down the throat on each side of the big muscle on both sides of the neck.
Then, start at the base of the skull with your thumbs just behind the ears. Push under the skull, into the neck, with firm pressure slowly going toward the collar bone. Continue to do this, and each time move the thumbs closer together toward the spinal column. Doing this alone has relieved headaches and neck tension. Another tip that will help the lymph system is to take both Vitamin C a natural source of vitamin A.
I recommend mg of vitamin C and IU of vitamin A daily. Now you know something about the lymph system and its workings. If you have any of the problems I mentioned, or if you begin to feel that familiar touch of sore throat, you can take action. Lymphatic congestion or stagnation is a serious problem for many cancer patients.
Undigested food, infectious material, dead cells, toxins, and other debris have to be carried off by the lymphatic system. Thickened and sluggish lymph results in swelling and discomfort. Very few people understand the humble working of the lymphatic system. Basically, the lymphatic system consists of one-way channels into which excess fluids, called lymph, are absorbed. This fluid consists of waste materials and some white blood cells.
It is not under pressure and only moves because of exercise or muscle contraction. Lymph moves towards the heart where it empties into veins.
The two largest areas of lymph collection are just below the clavicles, areas that are often swollen or tender due to congestion in the lymphatic system. The left side carries more fluid than the right, explaining why so many people experience worse swelling on the left side.
Many patients suffered from congestion or conditions such as mastitis before developing cancer. The lymphatic system benefits from alkalization of the diet and improved digestion. As a general rule, there will be only minimal improvement in places such as the axilla or groin until the thoracic duct is freed of stagnation.
Angie used a machine to keep the lymph ducts open. She really worked my lymph hard and I felt it immediately. I had developed an ear infection traveling by plane and, within 1 hour, the infection was GONE! I was advised to drink a lot of water before and after the lymph treatment as water stimulates and drains the lymph. The lymphatic system is unique because it consists of multiple and varied organs that work together to provide a supportive environment for cells.
Specifically, the lymphatic system is composed of organs the spleen, thymus and tonsils , tissues nodes and an intricate network of highly permeable capillaries through which lymph a blend of proteins and fluids flows throughout the body. Lymph contains white blood cells called lymphocytes. Like a team of well-trained maintenance workers, lymphocytes use antibodies to mop up interstitial fluid found between tissues and fluid leaked by blood vessels.
Highly specialized lymph nodes located throughout the body, including clusters in the neck, armpits and groin, act as filtering stations along the network of lymphatic vessels. While the cardiovascular system has the heart working on its behalf to pump blood throughout the body, the lymphatic system has no primary organ to circulate lymph, instead relying on the muscular contractions that accompany exercise and regular movement of the human body.
The key is to engage the muscles, joints and ligaments in regular exercise, which keeps lymph flowing through the body so it can carry out its job. The lymphatic system is distributed throughout the entire body, which means that all components of a healthy lifestyle help it function well. This, of course, includes a healthful diet. Rockwell told me that in healthy people the lymph system pretty much takes care of itself. Hydration is also important, as is doing all that you can to support proper digestion and enhance absorption of nutrients.
During a recent spa visit, I saw something called manual lymphatic drainage massage MLD offered on the menu, so I asked Dr. Rockson whether this is necessary or even helpful. The concept is that manual manipulation of nodes and skin encourages the fluid to circulate, helping the body dispose excess fluid and reduce edema swelling.
This can be helpful for people with lymphedema, but it is a specialized technique that requires medical knowledge, plus at least hours of specific training. Rockwell cautioned, it can be harmful if performed incorrectly, especially for a person with a lymphatic disease, including lymphedema, among others. So, it turns out that the lymphatic system contributes much to our health, while requiring little in terms of special attention — consider it an extra benefit of good health habits that your lymph system functions better, too.
Your website and this article on lymph is just what I needed today. I live with MCS multiple chemical sensitivities. This article gives me reminders and new information to help move the toxins and toxics I accumulate. The self-massage descriptions are clear and tie so closely with the ear-aches and congestion and weakness that comes from exposures to chemicals and allergy producing triggers.
I love the bounce exercise idea! We live in a wee wheelie home and yet there is enough room for that if I just go do it! What a wonderful find for a Scorpio such as I during the Pluto retrograde. I thank Kathryn for the link to you. This article is so helpful, Lynn. Thank you and keep up the excellent work. If you ask a doctor about Lymph, they look at you with a blank stare. This is truly a case where only the alternative healers know more than the regular doctors. But, I do know that there is so much information out there that doctors cannot know everything…so patients must educate themselves.
I have one friend who, in the past 2 years, has had to give her doctor the diagnosis herself — fortunatlely, he is very open to her suggestions. I do feel that the lymph drainage is best but I will also add this material on the lymph and Thymus Glandular Support…. The Thymus is the primary gland of the lymphatic system located just beneath the breastbone.
The thymus is largest, relative to body weight, at the age of two. The gland is at its absolute largest at puberty. Thymic Immune Factors Life Extension is a synergistic formula that contains a full complement of herbal activators in addition to fresh, healthy thymus, lymph and spleen tissues.
This combination is supportive for optimizing healthy immune function. The primary ingredient is tissue from the master organ of the system: Also included is tissue from the lymph nodes and spleen.
The immune system tissue extracts in this formula are raw, concentrated, and freeze-dried to preserve enzyme activity. I used Natural Sources Raw Thymus. It can be purchased cheaply from Amazon. It contains lymph as well. Regarding castor oil packs, do you have information about whether the actual packs i. Is it possible to use castor oil directly on the skin, over the liver and abdomen, e.
I understand the need to wash off the oil well in any case. Frankly, I would go ahead with whatever you want to use as it is the castor oil that does the job. Put a towel over the Saran Wrap so that you can put a heating pad over it. Warming the Castor Oil is important. They do mail outs but you need a LOT of castor oil to soak that chunk of flannel. You way may work out just fine and easier too. Of course, there may be toxins in warmed Saran Wrap.
Maybe you could use something else. The lymph is ruled by Mutable signs, Water signs, the Moon and Neptune. The 2nd House has some relationship to the function affecting the liver. The 2nd House is connected to Chi in the body. I have just gone through 6 months of pretty nasty chemo treatments.. I want to stay as I am….
I see it has been written about here again reminding me of the importance hearing cancer loves an acidic diet? There are many sources for an alkaline diet. I popped my sternum doing dips many years ago…I exercise so much…run ten miles, ride fifty, jump rope…although I was diagnosed with hashi-lyme I finally lost the weight after just eating raw veggies for months. I gained it back though and have weird cellulite in my arms and stomach. I am guessing I have clogged lymph glands. But why I keep asking?
Could it have been from popping that sternum all those years ago? Popping your sternum would not cause clogged lymph or cellulite any more than popping your knuckles. Weight swings can do this — I even saw this on Dr. I am very interested to read about the lymph system. Aspartame , Saccharine - both are deadly.
Processed sugar is highly acidic, aging, promotes and feeds disease. All canned and processed food is saturated with chemicals and additives and highly acidic. Dyes in foods are cancer causing. Cut back and eventually eliminate asap. If you choose to eat or drink something with a content label you can't pronounce or understand, why are you eating it?
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The difference between happiness and health An acid body is a magnet for sickness, disease and aging. Eating more alkaline foods helps balance your body's pH, feeds the cells their necessary nutritional requirements and aids in keeping the cells at a healthy oxygen level.
A focus on primarily alkaline food and drink thus aids in preventing and combating illness and disease. You become what you eat. Sugar creates illness and fuels disease. The pH scale is from 0 to 14, with numbers below 7 acidic low on oxygen and numbers above 7 alkaline. The blood, lymph and cerebral spinal fluid in the human body are designed to be slightly alkaline at a pH of 7.
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Most Vegetables Wheatgrass Stevia. There are two types of Acid and Alkaline foods: Soy and Soy Milk: Soy is one of the most heavily sprayed crops - most soy is GMO. Broccoli Brussel Sprouts Cabbage. Dandelions - Edible Flowers. Garlic Greens - Beet, Chard, Collard. Mustard, Wild Horseradish Kale. Maitake, Reishi and Shitake Mushrooms. Do not mix with protein or carbs.
Grapefruit , Lemon, Lime. Avocado Tomato - increasingly GMO. Almond butter or almond milk. Fresh Tahini sesame seeds. Hemp Hearts - Excellent source of protein, plus essential fats and vitamins! Basil, Mint, Parsley, Rosemary, Cilantro.
Cayenne Pepper - Chili Pepper. Sea Salt, Himalayan Salt. Apricot Banana, green, unripe high glycemic - no water content. Dates, Currants, Prunes, Raisins. Red is best choice. Mango Orange and Tangerine. Papaya - GMO often harvested in Hawaii.
Pear Pineapple high glycemic. Plum Melons - A lways eat alone, separate from other fruits, and foods. Red watermelon has highest sugar content. Wheat - Wheat Germ - Couscous, Semolina. All white bread and products: Sourdough, paneer, crackers, chips, cookies, biscuits, pizza. Sprouted and whole grain breads are preferred choice for health. All Pasta's and Noodles. Healthy benefits but eat sparingly. Raw milk, cheddar, cottage cheese or goat cheese is preferred.
Ice Cream contains both casein and sugar. Whey is byproduct of cheese added as filler to many foods and diet supplements. Preferred health choice is Greek yogurt for probiotics , and Kefir. Beer - Liquor - Spirits. Red wine is healthy - skip the white. Sodas and Energy Drinks: Diet sodas are even worse - aspartame a carcinogenic drug, is the sweetener. Mountain Dew is highly addictive, packed with caffeine and sugar.
Fruit juices are high in sugar content and acidity. Coffee, high acidity - Black Tea - Cocoa. Tap Water and toothpaste contains fluoride which is poison to the brain. Ketchup , Mayonnaise, Mustard. Tabasco made from hot peppers. Wasabi - Vinegar - Pickled foods become highly acidic. Go Green - Superior organic, all natural nutritional supplement for pH balance, mental focus, energy and optimal cell nutrition. Healthy bodies are pH balanced. One scoop of Go-Green daily will enable this - x30 scoops per container.
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