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The treatment is particularly effective for people dealing with the following:. Very little research has been done on the effectiveness of lymphatic drainage massage. Additionally, if patients have an infection of the lymph nodes then they should avoid the treatment. The treatment should also be halted in patients with congestive heart failure or in cases when pain is present.
That said, enthusiasts swear by the treatment and many practitioners that I spoke with for this article say that they not only use the technique in their own practice, but they also get the treatment done on their own bodies. While the treatment may not be necessary for those in optimal health, if you do suffer from any of the conditions listed above, it may be worth trying the therapy to see if it works for you. Lymphatic drainage is its own method, so your practitioner should be properly trained.
The technique can be done about three or four times per year. This is where your practitioner is likely to start.
Your practitioner will work to move the fluids of the body into the lymphatic system to accelerate drainage. These areas, located just under the armpits, are often the next place your practitioner will work to move lymph in the body. From here, the lymph will dump in the heart and then liver.
The liver will process the lymph and use what it needs, getting rid of the rest. Your practitioner will usually start closer into the body and then move outward to the arms and legs. By working on the lymph nodes along the sides of the body, your practitioner will start to eliminate waste from the trunk of the body. Maybe applying light pressure around the belly. Metabolic waste drains via the liver. Next, your practitioner will aid the flow of drainage along the legs, starting at the inside of the thighs.
Using light, long strokes, your practitioner will accelerate the flow of lymph. The movements are slow and deliberate. Working downward to drain the nodes under the knee cap. Do you get massages regularly? Are massage treatments like lymphatic drainage massage an important addition to your mind body wellness routine? 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. I am a cancer patient who developed lymphedema 15 years after my surgery where they removed my pelvic lymph nodes due to micro-invasion. I also received radiation. My right left blew up and it took me over 6 months to find a physician who could figure out what was going on. I currently have a pump that is placed on my leg to do the massage each day. Is there anything else I could go to ease the swelling?
It seems to be worse in the heat and humidity. Difficult being in Florida. Lymph swelling after cancer surgery is a common problem. Many lymph therapists tell me that it takes time but a series of sessions to move and drain the lymph but a very good lymph drainage therapist is important.
You need to really check around. I do not know anyone in Florida. Next, castor oil packs are important for draining toxins from lymph congestion. There are many techniques and Cayce often recommended wool flannel soaked in castor oil you can store it in the refrigerator for a long time. Wrap the soaked material use whatever you can over the swollen area — put a plastic bag over it and then put a heating pad over that.
Maybe use a dehumidifier during the summer to keep the moisture out of the air in your home. I have one of these myself.
You might contact the ARE www. I only know people in Virginia, Texas and Arizona. I tend to have more lymph congestion in my right side and right leg…what could be causing it? I have no idea why the right side is more swollen. This is not something that I do. Firstly, may I say this is a lovely and an informative site, an enjoyable read, a keeper.
Elaine Hruska is mentioned frequently…she is a gifted healer. Once one learns the lymph system, one is a respecter of the function, how well the system works. For myself, I have noticed lymph under one arm as a thickening from time to time. In the shower, I feel a thickening which I massage. I use a screw top container with a few tablespoons of Epsom salts with a cup of warmed water. I shake the container and soak cotton pads to apply to the area of swelling.
So often people disregard simple remedies like the poultices and packs and heating pad. Use the cotton pads soaked in Epsom salt water as patches to apply to a sore knee. Try the pads across the bridge of the nose for relief of the swelling and pain of seasonal allergy sinus. The body heals itself.
The body in its wisdom knows how to heal. Thank you so much for the suggestion. My partner is having arthritis swelling in his hand bad for a golfer.
For arthritis pain, I told him to take mgs of MSN 3 times a day. Well, he could not believe the dosage so he only used it once a day and this helped — but the Epsoms is a great suggestion. I mention the MSN as I had a friend who came to my astrologicla picnicn in crippled with arthritis.
When the pain stopped, she stopped taking the MSN. When it returned, she started up with the dosage again. Now she is arthritis-symptom free. I am very saddened that Elaine relocated to Texas to start the Cayce Center there. I live near Washington DC so this is too far. Every other year, I go to Phoenix to visit a friend and get a lymph treatment with Angie Anderton.
I am wondering why when I have a colonic that after 35 minutes, there is a huge heating of my face, sinuses flush, front of my legs gush, and I release a clearish fluid with fluffy clouds of I suppose mucus in it, yeast? I have been battling constipation on an off for years, and am always working on keeping things moving, but after 3 months without a colonic, my left underarm is really tender and after my colonic I feel better. The colonic lady is amazed everytime.
I do healings and I do ask my body to clear after the initial work is done. I am wondering where my blockage is?
I eat right and exercise and do have a low thyroid and NO estrogen in my 58 year old body. Anything you can recommend? I have not heard so such a reaction from colonics but I never liked them or had a good experience from them.
I would gt a yeast infection after many of these so I stopped. One problem that I had with colonics is that a lot of water would remain in my colon. Finally, one woman knew to push it out. The one that I am using now is www. This product is now called Clockwork colon cleanse. I started with 1 pill every day with a lot of water. It takes awhile to work and then it is very natural. It is not addictive and I do not take it every day…but you can.
See if this works. There can be another blockage and you would need a test — a camera looking up there. A friend had a lot of bloating, gas and lots of other stuff— and they finally ran the test into her stomach and found h. Pylori ulcers blocking an exit. I am big on testing first because there are many possibilities that I cannot see.
This has been a very good read. Very helpful in understanding how the lymphatic system works. I have fatty nodules on my back and thighs. Someone suggested dry brushing. Is their anything one can do to decrease or totally be freed from the nodules or should i have them surgically removed?
I actually have one of these on my upper leg as a result of hitting my leg against the edge of a table. Since I have this, I do not feel that lymph drainage will work and it would take a long time, if at all. Sadly to say, liposuction is all that I know is possible. I have just learned to live with mine but then it is just one large lump. If you have lipomas, you know that they usually are not painful, although they can be uncomfortable if they develop under sensitive areas of the body.
The surgery is a simple procedure done under local anesthetic. Other disadvantages include scarring as well as the possibility that lipomas will recur after surgery. If your lipomas are on visible parts of your body, and you are thinking about having them removed, I suggest consulting a plastic surgeon. Someone posted to use Apple Cider Vinegar but this is a powerful diuretic that upsets the electrolytes. I get muscle fatigue and heart arrhythmia from this.
Thank you so much for all of the great info. I have been suffering from lymphatic congestion for about 3 years. I started having the swelling on my entire right side after I was thrown off a horse with blunt force to right side. I had rotator cuff surgery as a result. My right breast is very fatty and swollen as well as the rest of the right side of my body. I have sought help thro the traditional medical world and more so holistic nurses and remedies.
I had blood work done and it all came back great with exception of my estrogen being a bit high. I am so frustrated and going broke trying to fee better. Overall I am healthy but the swelling and joint pain on my right side affects my day to day life.
I had a great lady in North Carolina who was very in tune with my body work on my right shoulder. She told me that I had a block in shoulder area. This has been coupled with excess gas and lower back pain as well as achy legs. I have a blood test on Thurs and am interested to read about the lymph system.
I am also scared. Any idea what this could be? I observe a healthy diet and drink 2l of water each day. Nothing in my diet has changed in the last 2 weeks. Dr originally thought kidney infection but no infection in urine sample. Mail not published required. Lynn's monthly horoscope column. Lynn Koiner - Astrological Research. Lymphatic Vessels or Capillaries route the fluid on its way to the heart. Lymph Nodes are bean-shaped structures scattered throughout the body, acting as purification and filtering centers.
This is an area where poisons can be absorbed into the system. The Lymphatic Organs are: They also exit in the stomach, intestines and in the head. This mucosity can cause irritation throughout the system. Sinusitis — These conditions are due to poor lymph circulation. Swellings — When an abnormally large amount o f fluid accumulates in the connective tissue or intercellular space, there is a condition known as EDEMA.
Skin — This manifests as eczema, psoriasis, boils, blemishes, erysipelas often caused by strep and dry skin. Arthritis — Cayce stated that this was usually an attack upon the lymph system. There are 13 categories for arthritis, stemming from bacteria inflection to the aging process. Reading Cracking Joints — This is due to too little circulation in the lymph Knots — This is often seen as knots in the fingers and this was often attributed to the lymph but also too much acidity in the diet.
Joint Pain — Cayce said that this was due to a lack of lymph flow and toxin build up due to faulty eliminations. Constipation — Diet and Turkey Rhubarb are helpful here. Scientists have discovered that wearing a bra too long each day congests the lymph and leads to breast cancer! A hot castor oil pack around the neck at night easily corrects this. Olive Oil — Taken internally, it is a lubricant and an anti-inflammatory for the intestinal tract. Cod Liver Oil — Do not take this if you are on heart medication!