Lymphatic System


The lymphatic system is a natural system of cleansing the body, its protection system, which constantly monitors, detects, and neutralizes all hazardous and foreign substances in time, preventing them from entering the bloodstream.

The lymphatic system is also called the second blood or living water of our body. With the help of lymph, the body is cleared of viral and bacterial cells. It collects dirt, toxins, excess extracellular fluid, disinfects, and removes them through our excretory systems: the kidneys, intestines, lungs, and skin.

The lymphatic system consists of lymph nodes, lymphatic vessels, capillaries, and intercellular fluid. It works in one direction. The entire lymph flows from the bottom to up (from the fingertips to the chest) in the lymphatic duct on the face (from the center to the ears and further to the thoracic lymphatic duct). The lymph in the form of extracellular fluid washes every cell of our body then enters the lymph nodes through the lymphatic vessels. They are coming out of the lymph nodes and merging and creating a network. The lymphatic vessels form the main lymphatic ducts. The lymph again enters the bloodstream, where the lowest pressure point is near the heart. The neutralization and cleaning processes start in the lymph nodes and are completed in the blood and liver.

If an infection occurs in cells and tissues, the lymphatic system prevents the disease from spreading and entering the bloodstream. Then lymph fluid comes to the rescue and delivers viruses’ bacteria etc., to the nodes where the B and T cells are located and taken care of. Clean lymph comes out of the node and re-enters to the bloodstream.

The structure of the lymphatic system:

- lymphatic capillaries, vessels, and trunks which lymphatic fluid flows in;

Lymph nodes: around 600 of these nodes sprinkled throughout the body;

Lymphatic organsspleen, thymus (thymus gland) and tonsils;

Lymphatic ductsright lymphatic duct and thoracic duct. The right one collects the lymph from the right hand, the right half of the head and the neck, from the upper right side of the chest. The thoracic duct collects lymph from the rest of the body. Lymphatic ducts flow into the subclavian veins (right and left) in the place of their confluence.

Lymph: a fluid that circulates through the vessels.

Blood moves in our body because of our biological pump called the heart. On the other hand, lymph has no pump and moves in the body very slowly only because of our muscles. If we are active, the lymph moves; otherwise, it sits and gets filthy.

The primary muscle for lymph movement is the diaphragm. Usually, the entire lymph in the body is in a dense state. During physical exertion and deep breathing by the “stomach,” the amplitude of the diaphragm movement increases the lymph circulation.

There are special valves in the lymphatic vessels, and they perform one essential function: when the lymph rises, the valve lets it in, but then it slams shut (it does not allow the lymph to reverse). Lymphatic capillaries are closed at one end and run out in tissues. Lymphatic vessels are in medium and large diameter, appear like veins, and have valves. In their course, lymph nodes are located - filters, retaining viruses, microorganisms, and the largest particles in the lymph.

Lymph - a clear, colorless fluid contained in lymphatic vessels and lymph nodes, is a blood filtrate formed from a tissue fluid, has an alkaline reaction, it does not have red blood cells. Still, it contains white blood cells, fibrinogen, and platelets to solidify.

Lymph does maintain homeostasis (the return of protein from the tissues to the blood, the redistribution of fluid in the body, participation in indigestion, and metabolic processes).

The nodes are the critical component of the Lymphatic System. The lymph nodes are the treatment facilities of the whole organism. The main areas of the lymph nodes are inguinal, axillary, zygomatic, and intestinal.

Around 1 billion cells die off naturally every day in the body, while viruses, bacteria and toxic substances are destroyed by the immune system. Part of the neutralization process is handled by the nodes. The fluid contains dead cells, viruses, bacteria, and toxic substances that enter the node, and fluid comes out of the node clean. It acts as a filter. Lymph nodes produce lymphocytes and antibodies that protect the body from infections.

Lymphatic System is responsible for the transport and purity of the body's internal environment.

If lymph outflow is difficult for some reason, the load on the excretory system increases, in particular on our skin. For example, if the lymph nodes don’t work well, nothing flows, which means garbage cannot proceed to the urinary system. As a result, the body forces itself to get rid of the garbage via SKIN. This results in rash, eczema, neurodermatitis, psoriasis, diathesis, and so on.

Lymphostasis is a phenomenon associated with impaired lymphatic drainage and its stagnation in the tissues of the face, which causes puffy eyes and other issues.

The consequences of Lymphostasis can develop in two scenarios: either the liquid spreads evenly over the entire face, or it accumulates in certain places, forming puffy eyes, a hernia, nasolabial folds, a double chin, etc. Puffiness of the eyes is an obstruction of the submandibular and facial lymph nodes. To remove the swelling of the face, it is necessary to ensure the free flow of fluid, and for this, you need to remove the spasm from the muscles and neck.

Swelling in the legs, arms, lower back, joints - it's all about lymph.

What improves lymph flow? 100 jumps (heels) and 100 squats every morning, contrast showers, breathing exercises, sauna, body massage with a dry brush (from the bottom to up, from the heels to the heart), massage techniques for the face, drainage, physical activity, and good hydration.

Lymphatic System can spread bacteria, viruses, and fungi throughout the body. Therefore, it is not recommended to do massages or face exercises when you are ill or have inflammations on your face. There is a risk the infection with the lymph flow will spread throughout the body. "Exercises for the face" offer a physiological approach to unload the lymph nodes, clear the garbage dump of toxins and mucus that has accumulated over the years of life, and remove musculoskeletal blocks. Only this approach allows you to start the process of rejuvenation and regeneration in a short time, not the beauty creams!

Lymphatic System takes care of all the environmental stress, and it is essential to begin the recovery of the body from restoring the function of the Lymphatic System first.

You cannot allow the lymph to stagnate! Lymph movement is youth!