The lymphatic system is an important part of the circulatory system that affects the human immune system. This system includes gland, organ tissue, and lymph channels.
Lymphatic vessels are channeling lymphatic fluid that contains immune cells whose function is to destroy bacteria and viruses, and even abnormal cells that can turn into cancer cells. This system is commonly referred to as waste filtration system and a recent study found a strong link between the brain and the immune system.
The importance of a good lymphatic drainage
For information, lymphatic drainage is always towards various points and since the lymphatic system works to get rid of waste out of our bodies, this system is very important for our health. Poor lymphatic system is a major cause of cellulite, fluid retention and accumulation of excessive toxins.
This article will explain about four natural ways to improve the lymphatic drainage:
1. Dry skin brushing
This action can stimulate the lymphatic system by increasing circulation and removing dead skin cells. You can use ordinary skin brush and you should apply the brush in a circular direction. Avoid your face as a target.
2. Hot water and cold water
Shower with hot water and cold water alternately can improve circulation and provide new energy. You can turn the tap for hot water for 3 minutes, and then to cool for 1 minute. Do this step over and over again every day you take a shower in the morning.
3. Avoid foods that cause allergies
Some foods can cause inflammation and water retention, which in turn will lead to poor circulation. Sugar is one of the foods that should be avoided to reduce water retention and improve lymphatic circulation. Wheat and milk can be an allergen, but they should be tested in advance. You may need to eat foods that can help you in making natural detoxification. Natural detoxification will reduce the risk of inflammation.
Some of the foods below can help your body to detoxify naturally:
• Green vegetables such as spinach, dandelion greens, and kale.
Physical exercise is one of the best ways to improve lymphatic circulation. This allows you to create a flow pump that serves to drain the lymph.
Original article and credits: TheHeartySoul.com by Dr. Nadia Saleem
Ball J, et al. Seidel’s Guide to Physical Examination. Lymphatic System. Chapter 9; 166-183.