Your Lymph System – What is it?
The Lymph System profoundly affects your energy, immune system, sense of well being, and sexual vitality. It is the drainage system in the body.
The lymph nodes are bean shaped glands found throughout your body. They filter the excess fluids, which have been collected for drainage. Lymph nodes play a major role in the body, as they clean and detoxify the blood supply. This is vital for strong health and for strong immunity.
Harmful organisms are trapped and destroyed in the lymph nodes by specialized white blood cells called lymphocytes. Lymphocytes, needed to fight infections, are sent back into the blood with the fluid the lymph nodes have purified. The rest is drained from the body.
There are lymph nodes (the recycling plants of the lymphatic system) throughout your body. Some are close to the skin. These are the ones you can stimulate.
Lympth Nodes can be found:
- Under your jaw (when you have a cold, the lympth nodes under your jaw can swell, because they are overworked)
- Under your armpits (often involved with breast cancer)
- Along the sides of the femoral and iliac arteries in the lower abdomen (these are the arteries that feed your sexual organs)
Today our bodies have been subjected not only to extra toxins in the air and food, but also to over the counter drugs, such as the cold “cures” sold in the pharmacies.
These products do not “cure” colds, but suppress the symptoms.Why is this a problem? Antihistamines and decongestants provide symptomatic relief by closing the ducts that excrete phlegm and mucus in the sinuses and throat, forcing these toxic discharges to back up in your lymphatic system. When fluids are not moving smoothly through the body tissue, fluids can accumulate in the interstitial spaces, producing swelling (edema).
The lymphatic system is the recycling plant of the body, picking up extra debris left in the intercellular tissue, sorting it, recycling what can be used, and discarding the waste. The lymphatic system is a very important player in keeping our sexual organs healthy and clean. One of the most powerful tools for enhancing sexual vitality is to release blockage of the flow of energy, and therefore blood and sexual fluids. Using Classic Cleansing Formula and then doing some simple skin brushing everyday can be very powerful help.
A simple technique called “skin brushing” can be used to support the lymphatic system. Skin Brushing is the brushing of the surface of the body with a soft dry brush. Since many of the lymph canals are close to the surface of the body, brushing can help to move the lymph from the canals.
Dry skin-brushing stimulates the lymph canals to drain toxic mucoid matter into the colon. At some point you may actually notice a gelatinous mucoid material in your stools. This is toxic material leaving your body. In addition, if you are skin brushing you are tightening your skin and highly stimulating the surface circulation of your blood. Skin brushing will always leave you feeling invigorated.
How to do skin brushing:
The brush: Natural vegetable brush or natural-bristle brush is the best. If the brush has a long handle, it makes the brushing quick and easy. The brush should always be used dry. Skin brushing only needs to be done once a day; morning is the best, but anytime is fine. It only takes a couple of minutes. If you are feeling sluggish, you might want to do it twice a day. Your body should be dry and bare. You will sweep the body once or twice in the same direction across every surface except the face. Do not scrub, brush in circles, or massage the body with the brush. Just use long smooth strokes in the general direction of the colon.
Brush in the general direction of the colon:
- Up the arms (hands to shoulders)
- Down the neck
- Chest/breast area: follow the design of the lymph canals by starting at the sternum (between the breasts) and then brushing in a semi circle up, over each breast and then out and over each shoulder
- Out the shoulders from the neck
- Down the back and torso
- Up the legs (feet to hips)
- Up the inside of the legs to the upper inner thigh area (just below the groin)
- Up the buttocks
Special Abdominal Lymphatic Massage
This massages stimulates the lymphatic “pumps.”
Lie on your back and use your hands to press down on your abdomen in a pumping like motion. You are using the whole hand, massaging upward toward the heart. Let it feel like the belly is undulating like a wave. Press and release quickly, over and over again. Be gentle, but firm. Get a little rhythm going and enjoy the feeling of the wave. This wave will change the pressure gradient in the lower abdomen and stimulate the lymphatic “pumps”.
A lymphatic tune-up can powerfully help your body’s power to detoxify and to protect itself against disease. Lymphatic massage and skin brushing stimulate the lymph canals to drain toxic mucoid matter into the colon. Traditionally it is used to purify the entire lymphatic system. This allows your lymph system to come back to peak performance, efficiently keeping the blood and other vital tissues detoxified. Most people today have chronically toxic lymph fluids and swollen lymph nodes. A toxic lymphatic system promotes toxicity throughout the system. This steals from the lymph its power to clean the blood and cellular fluids. It inhibits the production of white blood cells, which can reduce the power of your immune system.
We recommend that everyone, both men and women, use this special herbal formula (Classic Cleansing Formula) at least once a year for 3 months. We have a very gentle and safe formula, called Classic Cleansing which is used to dissolve benign lymphatic deposits, release blockage, and renew the Lymphatic System. This is an important formula for women to use once or twice a year, supporting a healthy flow of lymph in the breasts. It is also equally important for men. There are important lymph nodes in the groin area. Keeping our lymph nodes in top notch shape helps the body clear toxins and be in the best fighting shape if real battles are needed.
Caution: Do not take another formula where Bupleureum is the first ingredient (for example: Stress Relief, Balance, Harmony, Immune System Formula), unless you check with us on the dosage. The side effect would not be serious, but you might feel a little tense. Bupleureum relaxes, but too much of it can have the opposite effect.