Most people don't think about it that much, but we have a second circulatory system devoted to healing and immunity known as the lymphatic system. Composed of your spleen, thymus, lymph, lymph nodes and lymph channels as well as your tonsils and adenoids, your lymphatic system works directly with your cardiovascular circulatory system to keep blood and lymphatic fluid levels in balance and flush toxins our of thee body. Fluid squeezed from the blood, called interstitial fluid or "lymph", transports waste to your lymph nodes through a series of vessels similar to veins. There, thee fluid is neutralized, filtered and eventually returned to the bloodstream.
These vessels also carry immune cells throughout the body to help defend again infections.
Unlike the cardiovascular system, the heart does not pump the lymphatic system, which is basically self-circulating. Gravity, muscle contractions, and certain forms of movement and manipulation stimulate the system. If your lymphatic circulation gets sluggish, toxins build up, which is the precursor to accelerated aging. Aches and pains can also appear, and your immunity is lowered. This can adversely affect your thymus gland, tonsils and spleen, which in turn can weaken your body against sickness and diseases. Traditional Chinese Medicine believes that your spleen plays a central part in your vitality and strength.
Since the heart does not pump the lymphatic system, there are specific methods to support this system that are applied to outside of the body. One of the best methods you can incorporate to support your lymph system and nourish glowing, healthy skin from the outside in is by getting regular massages.
Massages are incredibly beneficial for detoxification. Stimulating the blood and lymph vessels helps move the fluids and enhance circulation. Professional massages a few times a month are wonderful, as well as a regular practice of self-massage.
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