Guest Blog: An Energy-Medicine Approach to Keeping Your Lymph System Healthy
(Note from Sue Ann: In Energy Medicine, we talk about keeping a healthy flow of your energies in the right direction as a way to maintain good health. Many of our body systems are self-regulating and maintaining, but some, like the Lymphatic System, require extra effort on our part – through exercise and movement – to help them do their job properly.
One tool we use at Fifth Dimension Healing Energy to assist with keeping the Lymph System healthy and doing it ‘s job is the BioMat! Because of the synergistic healing properties of Far Infrared Light (FIR), negative ions, and crystal amethyst found in the BioMat, it helps provide the pulsing and clearing action needed to keep our Lymph moving and detoxifying our bodies! It’s a great adjunct to Lymphatic Drainage Massage, and if even deeper work is needed, the Lymph Biologics approach described below may just do the trick! No matter how you support the health of your Lymph System, keeping it healthy and moving is important to your overall health and well-being! )
by Dr. Loretta T. Friedman, Synergy Health Associates
The Importance of Your Lymphatic System
Similar to the way your blood circulatory system delivers nutrients and oxygen to all cells of the body, the lymphatic system is a complex network of vessels that branch through all parts of the body to circulate important bodily fluid and defend against infection. When functioning well, the lymphatic system helps keep the body’s needs in balance, but when things go wrong, disorders and cancer can result.
Take a closer look at the important role your lymphatic system plays in keeping your body balanced and healthy. Then, incorporate healthy lifestyle tips to encourage proper function for many years to come!
The lymphatic system is a network of tissues and organs made up of lymph vessels, lymph nodes and lymph that drain lymph fluid (a fluid containing white blood cells, water, proteins, salts and lipids) from all over the body.
There are lymph nodes in your body that you can likely feel under your arm (in your armpit), in each groin (at the top of your legs) and in your neck.
There are also lymph nodes you may not be able to feel, such as those found in your abdomen, pelvis and chest.
Other lymphatic body organs include your spleen, thymus gland, tonsils and adenoid
How the Lymphatic System Works
You can think of the lymphatic system as the body¹s drainage system,(Garbage Disposal )
working around-the-clock to clean up and properly dispose of waste left behind by other body systems. A healthy lymphatic system also? contributes to many other major bodily functions, including:
Drains fluid back into the bloodstream.
One of the lymphatic system¹s primary jobs is to collect excess fluid (particularly lymph fluid) surrounding the body¹s tissues and organs and return it to the bloodstream. If the lymphatic system didn¹t drain excess fluid from the tissues, the lymph fluid would build up in the body and cause swelling.
As lymph passes through the lymph nodes, the white blood cells attack any bacteria or viruses found in the lymph. If cancer cells break away from a tumor, they can attach to the nearby lymph nodes. This is the reason doctors will check the lymph nodes first when determining how far a cancer has spread.
Filters the blood.
The spleen filters blood, removing old red blood cells and replacing them with new red blood cells that are made in the bone marrow.
Removes impurities from the body.
The lymphatic system also helps to remove toxins and other impurities from the body, such as carbon dioxide, sodium and other byproducts of cellular feeding on oxygen, minerals and nutrients. The system helps to remove these impurities and dispose of them through perspiration, bowel movements, urine and your breath.
The lymphatic system helps defend the body against illness-causing germs, bacteria, viruses and fungi. The system builds immunity by making special white blood cells (called lymphocytes) that produce antibodies which are responsible for immune responses that defend the body against disease.
Things That Can Go Wrong
When the lymphatic system is not functioning properly, it can put your body at risk for certain diseases that affect the lymph nodes, spleen or other parts of the lymphoid tissue, such as:
- Lymphedema is a chronic swelling in one arm or leg caused by too much lymph fluid. Many people develop this disorder following cancer therapy.
- Lymphadenopathy is a condition where the lymph nodes become swollen or enlarged.
- Lymphoma is cancer that starts in the lymph nodes when lymphocytes change and multiply at an out-of-control rate.
- Splenomegaly is a disease (usually caused by a viral infection) that causes the spleen to swell several times its normal size.
Keep Your Lymphatic System Healthy
Maintaining a healthy lymphatic system is important to prevent illness and keep other important body systems functioning. Encourage proper function of your lymphatic system by incorporating these healthy lifestyle tips:
- Drink plenty of water. The best water to drink is alkaline water followed by distilled water.
- Eat a healthy diet rich in alkaline foods and vegetables that provide a full range of vitamins, minerals and nutrients.
Include healthy fats, in your diet.
- Exercise daily, including both aerobic and anaerobic physical activity.
- Avoid pollutants, toxic substances and unhealthy environments.
- Learn to manage stress through techniques such as yoga, meditation and exercise to promote wellness.
Your lymphatic system is constantly working to keep your body balanced. Maintaining its health is important not only for its own role, but the role it plays in many other body systems.
It delivers your body¹s immune responses all over the body. What that
means is that if an infection, some foreign body, or a toxin gets into
your bodies the lymphatic system recognizes these foreign bodies and toxins and retaliate against them.The lymphatic system keeps us healthy.
What Happens When The Lymphatic System Doesn¹t Work?
- Here are the signs and symptoms that you are having a problem with your lymphatic system:
- Chronic Fatigue
- Excess Weight and Water Retention
- Skin Conditions
- Sinus Infections
- Digestive Disorders
- Unexplained Injuries
- You may also feel lumpy, bumpy, tender breast tissue, lumps under the arms, or in the groin region.
What Causes the Lymphatic System to Stop Draining Properly?
Usually toxins found in things like pesticides, car emissions, even common household cleaners can cause problems to our immune system. These toxins cause blockages to the lymph system. This stagnation causes lymphatic system to become extremely compromised.
Working with the Energy Field through Lymph-Biologics
Lymph- Biologics is a painless relaxing treatment that actually helps remove toxins that attach themselves to the lymph system while also causing a peristaltic movement of the lymph fluid to facilitate drainage.
This helps detoxify your bodies while also helping remove painful swelling and inflammation of tissue anywhere in the body.Everything from lumpy breast tissue, lymphedema of an arm, or leg to severe asthma or sinus problems. Even postoperative surgery patients can expedite their healing with Lymph-Biologics.
Lymph-Biologics is an electronic devise that uses noble gases in glass tubes. The gases are excited (ionized) by a high voltage field at low current (amperage). The noble gases used are argon, xenon and krypton. These gases are natural in the earths atmosphere at all time, but in minute amounts.
The therapy heads emit various fields of energy when touched to the skin. The primary action is an electrostatic field. Its like a static spark received from walking across carpeting in dry climatic conditions and then discharged when touching a ground surface.
The client does not feel the sparks. This ionic field is then pulsed at low frequencies. It is a pulsating field of static electric bursts at micro amperes. Next, the field is driven by a circuit that pulses it in a dynamic cycle, within a specific range of frequencies under 1000Hz. Its called Dynamic Pulsed Ionic Field. This process keeps your body from adapting to the energy over time, as well as provides richer fields of frequencies that the body can use.
Lymph-Biologics energies are safe. There are no energies that can heat the tissue (non thermal) or cause any harmful effects such as RF burns like ultrasound or diathermy
Vibrational Lymphatic therapy improves the entire circulation of the body. By allowing your body to release toxins and accumulated fluid and proteins between the cells, healthy balance is restored. A series of treatments over time is highly recommended. Regular use improves your lymphatic flow and accelerates detoxification of your tissues. This leads to more vitality, relief of aches and pains, aids with common ailments, faster healing from surgeries, tender cystic breasts, chronic diseases such as cancer and asthma, helps rid the body of all kinds of environmental toxins. It enhances transportation of waste, or toxins, out of the body by increasing fluid volume and fluid exchange at the site of lymphatic vessels, as well as interstitial spaces between cells. Thus it also facilitates the transportation of immune functions into the cells, organs and white blood cells etc. When one understands how the lymphatic circulation works in our bodies you can see the value of this therapy.
Please if you or someone you know is suffering from lymphatic problems or what could be lymphatic problems, please pass on this information. You could be helping someone find answers to health problems they didn¹t even know they had.
Want to assess your potential toxicity levels? Here is a quiz you can take on breast health: http://synergyhealthassociates.com/breast-health-quiz/
About the Author:
Dr. Loretta, as most of her clients call her, has been in practice for 20 years, as a former operating room nurse, specializing in cardio thoracic, open heart, vascular and kidney transplants out at UCSF San Francisco. Dr. Loretta Friedman is also former faculty at NYU school of dentistry for Oral Facial Pain, TMJD.
Dr. Friedman is the creator and developer of the MiracleBack Pillow, a low back pain relief pillow that has sold over 20,000 units to date and is available on line at Miracleback.com. She is published in Glamour Magazine, Mentioned in New York Magazine, has been on affiliate TV stations ABC. Dr. Friedman works very closely with Jean-Georges Vongerichten Management,Team also Consults w Managing Partner of PwC. She is a woman’s health expert, Anti-Aging, Metabolic Detoxification and Lymph-Biologics™ a unique form of lymphatic drainage.
For more information, contact:
Synergy Health Associates
Dr. Loretta T. Friedman
80 Fifth Ave. Ste 1204, NYC 10011