What would you say to boosting your immune system? What would you do if you knew it felt good? What would that look like?
The answer to these questions lies in your lymph system, which is on the frontlines between sickness and health and is a key component to wellness. Your lymph system is little understood so allow me to explain.
Let’s start with your amazingly designed body at the cellular and molecular levels. Healthy cells need two things. Nutrients—–IN Wastes—–OUT. Healthy cells combine to make healthy tissue which in turn combine to create healthy systems such as cardio vascular, respiratory, nervous, skeletal, muscular, digestive, urinary, endocrine, reproductive, lymphatic, integumentary, and lymphatic. You get the picture. Unless we have healthy cells which create healthy tissues, which create and maintain healthy body systems we are prone to sickness and disease. So, healthy and happy cells create a healthy you.
Let’s focus on two of these systems, the immune and lymphatic, which work in tandem. Your immune system is a complex network of cells and proteins which defend your body against attack. Now let’s assume you’re aware of how vital your immune system is especially in these times. But do you know what’s happening with your lymph? I sure didn’t until 2001 when I began to study it and learned how to “listen” and “talk” to this highly delicate, sensitive and essential system. This technique is called lymphatic massage or lymphatic drainage.
The lymphatic system is made up of:
ORGANS: thymus, liver, tonsils, adenoids, heart and spleen
NODES: There are 400-700 nodes in the human body. These little dynamos are on the frontlines of your immune system. They recruit lymphoid stem cells such as t-cells, b-cells and killer cells which destroy pathogens and filter wastes.
LYMPH FLUID: This fluid is an alkaline liquid which contains proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, enzymes, urea, minerals, hormones, toxins, bacteria, body wastes, oxygen, and nutrients.
LYMPH CAPILLARIES: Virtually all cells and tissues, in the body, are permeated with lymph capillaries which carry lymph fluid.
LYMPH NODULES: The nodules are associated with the mucous membranes of the body where they work to protect us from pathogens entering the body through open body cavities.
The main roles of the lymph system are to:
* Manage the fluid levels in your body
* React to viruses and bacteria
* Deal with cancer cells
* Process cell byproducts that otherwise would result in disease or disorders
* Absorb some of the fats from your intestines
When your lymphatic system is inundated and overwhelmed in times of crisis or it hasn’t had a boost in a while that’s where helping hands come into play. By manually stimulating the lymph capillaries and nodes very gently and precisely, which are located just below your deepest layer of skin, it will move the fluid in the proper direction where it will be cleansed and processed. Thus, a dynamic lymph system will serve you at a more efficient level and boost your immune system.
Now that you know all this:
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR ????
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