The lymph system runs up and down the body like rivers and streams. Lymph fluid bathes all cell tissues and carries solid waste material from metabolic processes in the cell to the elimination organs, mainly the colon or large intestine.
The lymph system is very similar to the blood system (together these two systems make up the circulatory system) except that it does not have a pump like the heart to move the fluid around the body. Movement of lymph fluid is dependent on exercise.
Moving muscles (exercise), jumping against gravity (rebounding), breathing (deep inhalation) and squeezing the tissues (massage) are all ways to move lymph in the body.
The diaphragm is a “lymphatic pump”; therefore, exercise is important. While exercising and inhaling deep breaths of fresh air, the lymph flow increases 5 to 15 times.
The most natural exercises are walking, dancing, swimming, singing, rebounding, deep breathing and aerobics.
The lymph system carries waste materials away from the cells. When the walls of the colon are impacted, mucoid plaque builds up on the walls of lymphatic vessels and cannot drain into the colon to be eliminated.
For the lymph system to drain freely, first we must clean the colon.
As soon as the colon is cleansed enough to relieve pressure on the lymph system, mucus is often seen in the stool.
Guests at Creative Health Institute have often reported a relationship of this to improvements in chronic physical problems, such as rheumatoid diseases, asthma, hay fever, allergies, cystitis, eczema and other skin diseases, edema, cellulite and inflammations of the lymph nodes.
Dry skin brushing with a natural fiber brush removes dead skin and wastes and stimulates the lymph system. To help cleanse the lymph system, daily dry skin brushing is recommended. This practice helps produce clear, healthy skin that gives off a natural glow.
Sunbathing for 2 to 30 minutes is an excellent way to encourage elimination through the skin.
Deep breathing exercises, rebounding for 10 minutes and dry skin brushing are important daily activities that are necessary to increase elimination of solid waste materials from the body.
The Lymphatic System
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