Lymphatic System

Lymphatic System

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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 and 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 centre 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. Coming out of the lymph nodes and merging with each other and creating a network. The lymphatic vessels form the main lymphatic ducts. Lymph again enters the bloodstream where the lowest pressure point located near to heart. The neutralization and cleaning processes starts 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 infection spreading and entering to the blood stream. 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 blood stream.

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 organs: spleen, thymus (thymus gland) and tonsils;
Lymphatic ducts: right 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 natural pump called heart. At the other hand lymph have 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 main muscle for lymph movement is the diaphragm. Usually the entire lymph in the body 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 very important function: when the lymph rises, the valve lets it in, but then it slam 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, appears like veins and they have valves. In their course lymph nodes are located - filters, retaining viruses, microorganisms and the largest particles in the lymph.

Lymph - a clear, colourless 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, but contains white blood cells, fibrinogen and platelets, so it can coagulate.

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

The nodes are the key 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 handled by the nodes. Fluid contains dead cells, viruses, bacteria and toxic substances are enters the node and fluid comes out of the node clean. It acts like 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 internal environment of the body.

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 doesn’t work well, then nothing flows, that means garbage cannot proceed to the urinary system. As a result body forces itself to get rid of the garbage via SKIN. This result 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 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 important 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!