Body Care and Self HealingImmunity is the body’s first line of defense. It is the body’s capability to repel foreign substances and cells. The lymphatic system is the second circulatory system and the fluid element of the immune system. It supports and detoxifies the immune system. A decrease in lymphatic circulation can cause fluids that normally carry waste away to be trapped. Lymph stagnation can weaken the immune system, compromising the integrity of the cell and encouraging inflammation, known to be the beginning of many common illnesses.
Health is best restored by restoring the body’s natural ability to heal itself. The lymphatic system plays a vital role in the body’s immunity to disease. As the filter and purification system, it is most important in the elimination of toxins, delivering healing oxygen to the cells and sending white blood cells and antibodies to surrounding tissues and organs. The body rids itself of potential cancer causing cells ( pathogens ) through this magnificent filtering system.
Viral infections, bacteria and cancerous or mutagenic cells move through the lymph fluid, where they are targeted in the lymph nodes. Because the lymph cleanses every cell in the body, chronic stagnant lymph can contribute to a plethora of symptoms including fatigue, swelling, autoimmune challenges, infections, arthritis, fibrocystic breasts, joint pain, GI issues, depression, brain fog, weight gain and cellulite.
Research has shown a strong relationship between poor lymphatic circulation and inflammation, premature aging and impaired quality of life. Stress, lack of exercise, environmental pollution and wireless technologies all can contribute to lymphatic stagnation over years. Recent advances in wireless technologies have produced a sharp rise in the background level of electro magnetic fields from electrical sources due to the soaring popularity of wireless technologies in our environment. Many believe this to be one contributing factor to lymph stagnation and the staggering rise of chronic illness. When the lymph is cleared we begin to set the precondition for the body to heal itself by supporting cellular cleansing and maintaining a balanced acid-alkaline body chemistry.
The 2008 issue of the journal Gut highlighted studies that found Crohn’s disease to be caused by inflammation and thickening of the lymphatics connected to the intestines, not an autoimmune disease or genetic condition as previously thought.
Electro lymphatic therapy reduces the time and complexity of lymphatic drainage and is a safe and effective tool for detoxification of a sluggish lymph system.
'Everyone has a level of tolerance to toxicity that cannot be exceeded if good health is to be maintained. The immune process works to eliminate toxins through the most important of the immune process delivery systems- the lymphatics - which themselves must be continually detoxified if the entire immune system is to function correctly.'
- Gerald Lemone, MD, 'The Healing Diet'
Alejandro Junger, MD in his book “CLEAN” emphasizes the critical importance of lymphatic wellness, healthy cells, gut associated lymphatic tissue and immunity.