The Lymphatic System and It's Role In Immunity and Inflammation
The Lymphatic System plays a vital role in the body's immunity to disease. Immunity is the body's capability to repel foreign substances and cells and the body's first line of defense.
The lymphatic system supports and detoxifies the immune system. As the filter and purification system of the body, it is most important in the elimination of toxins, oxygen delivery and sending white blood cells and antibodies to surrounding tissue and organs. The body rids itself of potential cancer causing cells, or pathogens, through this filtering process. A decrease in lymphatic circulation can cause fluids that normally carry waste away from the cells to become trapped and stagnant. This stagnation can weaken the immune system, compromising the integrity of the cell and encouraging inflammation.
Inflammation in general is the response of tissues to harmful stimuli such as chemical damage, antigens and infectious intruders. Research has shown a strong relationship between poor lymphatic circulation and inflammation, pain and impaired quality of life. Lymphatic stagnation can result in soft and connective tissue inflammation and excessive congestion of lymph fluid which can contribute to an increased risk of infection, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, lupus, lyme, lymphedema and a multitude of immune and inflammatory disorders.
Lymphatic therapies increase elimination of toxins and excess fluids, improve circulation and contribute to healthier cells, a more alkaline environment of the blood, a slowing of the aging process and reduction of pain and inflammation.
Health is best restored by restoring the body’s natural ability to heal itself. In emphasizing prevention, Lymphatic therapies are key to youth and rejuvenation. The body does not wear out, it regenerates itself. Lymphatic drainage can reverse 25 years off the body through cellular cleansing.