We have a busy week at the Center For Natural and Integrative Medicine. First of all, just as we announced in our previous blog, Dr. Thomas Moraczewski will be conducting a seminar on “Women, Weight & Hormones,” on March 20th, 6:00 p.m. at The Center. Click and check out our last blog for a few notes on his topic. If you are a woman, or some one you love is a woman, you won’t want to miss this presentation.
On March 22, Lareece Gee Long will be presenting her seminar on “Bio-Photonic Lymphatic Drainage from 10:00–11:30 a.m. We took our cue from her topic, to create today’s blog article, because many people do not realize how essential the lymphatic system is to their health and well-being.
According to the experts, “The lymphatic system is an important part of the immune system and can be described as the drainage system of the human body.” Today, we are introducing you to this system because it is an amazing but often neglected system of the human body. So, here are five secrets to help you understand this under-discussed system in your body:
Secret Number 1. Like your cardio-vascular system, the lymphatic system has a network of vessels which carry fluid through the body. This watery fluid is known as lymph, “The lymphatic system consists of all cells, tissues, and organs that contain aggregates of lymphocytes including the lymph organs, lymph nodes, lymph ducts, and lymph vessels.”
Secret Number 2. Unlike your cardio-vascular system, the lymphatic system has no pump. Your heart pumps blood through your blood vessels, but the lymph must travel through your body by the grace of muscular movement and gravity. The Big Lymph Secret: Since lymph must carry toxins away from the blood, you can see that this is one of the reasons you feel better when you are active!
Secret Number 3. You actually have three times more lymph fluid than blood! “Lymph comes from the Latin word lympha , meaning “clear water.” Slightly yellowish but clear, lymph is any tissue or interstitial fluid that enters the lymph vessels. It is similar to blood plasma, but contains more white blood cells. Lymph also carries other substances, depending on where it is in the body.”
In the limbs: Lymph is rich in protein, especially albumin…
In the bone marrow, spleen, and thymus: Lymph contains a high concentrations of white blood cells…
In the intestine, lymph contains fats absorbed during digestion.
Secret Number 4. Health writer, Amy Hagerup states, “The less you move, the more stagnant your lymph system becomes and the more lethargic you feel.”People with a sluggish lymphatic systems sometimes complain of “allergies, chronic sinusitis, high blood pressure, lack of energy, arthritis, and headaches. In her words, all of these symptoms can “possibly be linked back to blocked or congested lymph nodes.”
Secret Number 5. Sometimes, the lymphatic system is blocked, and neither exercise nor massage gives enough relief to patient. This is where advanced technologies can help.
At the Center For Natural and Integrative Medicine, “A therapeutic technological device called the Lymphstar Pro is utilized to promote decongestion, restore fluidity and maintain nutritional balance to the entire lymphatic system.”
We have prepared a special page on this website to give you more information about this therapy. Please click and enjoy cutting edge, twenty-first century information about this process and the relief it gives to many of our patients who suffer such symptoms as fluid retention, pain, immune system problems, toxicity and various other problems.
We hope you will RSVP us at 773-251-0155, to secure your seat for one of our seminars. Next week, in keeping with the theme, find out the incredible role played by the lymph in your body’s immune system.