Lymph Therapy for Relief of Pain and Inflammation
The lymphatic system is a mysterious and complex network of vessels, organs and nodes whose primary function is that of a defense mechanism, keeping the immune system strong and filtering potentially hazardous waste.
Poor lymphatic circulation can prevent the lymph vessels from effectively draining fluids from the tissues. This can result in a build up of toxins in the system and an increased risk of swelling, inflammation and reduced immune response.
Electro lymphatic therapy is highly effective at dissipating stagnant lymph, reducing the build up of acidic cellular waste. Once lymph fluids are flowing properly, this essential component of the immune system can enhance the body’s natural healing abilities.
Blood and Lymphatic’s Role in Inflammation
Inflammation in general is the response of tissues to harmful stimuli such as chemical damage, antigens and infectious intruders. Blood and lymphatic vessels are key players in control of acute and chronic inflammatory processes and may serve as new therapeutic targets for relief of chronic inflammation.
According to the World Health Organization, allergic disorders affect 30-40% of the world’s population. Lifestyle changes combined with cleansing therapies may represent a new approach to treating inflammatory disorders, including those due to chronic allergic inflammation.
Increasing lymphatic circulation contributes to healthier cells, a more alkaline environment of the blood, a slowing of the aging process and reduction of pain and inflammation. A recent study from the Mayo Clinic in 2012 found that the removal of senescent cells, or cellular waste, can prevent or delay tissue dysfunction. Substances resulting from cellular metabolism are extruded from the cell and into lymph fluid for removal.
The blood also deposits waste from the intestinal tract into the lymphatic system via the liver. When the lymph system becomes overworked and congested it’s filtering and neutralizing functions dramatically decrease. This results in a build up of toxins in the system, an increased risk of swelling,inflammation and pain. Furthermore, when toxins are produced faster than the body can process and clear them, the body suspends those toxins in fat and interstitial spaces in an attempt to protect the organs. This build up can result in soft and connective tissue inflammation and excessive congestion of lymph fluid which contributes to an increased risk of infection, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and a multitude of immune system disorders.