Body System: Lymphatic

I see people all the time whose body’s exhibit health issues – by swelling (edema) in the limbs or other parts of their bodies, by restricted range of motion, with aching and/or discomfort, recurring infections, hardening or thickening of the skin on the arms or legs, and staining which usually appear from the ankles down: however, I have seen it on the arms and the back and front of the calf of the leg, tonsilitis, sinus congestion, earache and hearing loss, Cysts and tumors, Cellulitis, Blurred vision, Snoring, Sleep apnea, stiff neck, etc.

What are all these symptoms indicative of? Glandular weaknesses – which can be due to complications after surgery (because of the trauma the body endures); injuries; allergies; cancer radiation; medications; blood pressure issues; and  etc.

The glandular system involved is the Lymphatic System which is a part of, what is referred to as the Eliminative System. Your physical body is composed of many systems, which in a joint effort keep it alive and well. They depend upon each other for the running, maintenance and repair of the body as a whole entity. So, how does the Lymphatic System fit into the picture?

3d render medical illustration of the lymphatic system - side view.

The structures of the lymphatic system include the spleen, thymus, appendix, tonsils, lymph nodes, lymph vessels and lymph fluid. The lymphatic system serves as one of the body’s main highways. “With its network of vessels and ducts, it works as a filtration system for body fluid entering into the blood stream.”The lymph system is the body’s sewer system – removing cellular wastes, excessive fat-soluble compounds from the gastrointestinal tract and serves as the house for the immune system. The lymph system also carries the nutrients to various parts of the body. It can become heavily congested with mucus and lymph from the eating of dairy products and refined and complex sugars. Lymph fluid is an alkaline, translucent fluid that flows from the cells to the venous blood supply via the lymph vessels. “the lymph fluids act as the water that carries the wastes from the toilet to the septic system.” Lymph fluids move by means of three different methods.  1) Pressure changes that are reflected through the blood vascular system, 2) Contraction of the skeletal muscles, which are activated through movement and exercise, 3) Contraction of smooth muscle stimulation. A good massage helps put this method into action. Lymph vessels, mentioned above, extend throughout the body mimicking your blood vessels, except that they are larger. As the lymph fluid flows through the lymph vessels toward the subclavian veins, it passes through the lymph nodes. The lymph nodes are bean-shaped holding tanks, or ‘septic tanks,’ that are used by the lymph system to filter, neutralize, bond and destroy pathogens (toxins), antigens, etc. They range in size from that of a penny to the size of a quarter. They work in networks or groupings located in the:

  • Neck, upper shoulder and chest areas as filters for the head area.
  • Arm pits, which filter the thoracic (chest) area and upper extremities.
  • Groin area for pelvis and legs (lower extremities).
  • Mesentery or abdominal area – filters the gastrointestinal tract.

Resources: The Detox Miracle Sourcebook; Health & Wellness (newspaper)

In Summary: When the lymph system becomes overburdened with toxins, parasites, weakened cells from acidosis, mucus, metabolic wastes, etc., the body starts to show symptoms such as those listed in the first paragraph. The Lymphatic System seems to be the most neglected system in the body and needs the most attention. All diseases (the list is huge), begin when this system becomes overburdened and fails.

This is where detoxification of the body is a necessity, to clean and open all the pathways within the body so dis-ease cannot settle in – resulting in death.


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