Importance of the Lymphatic System:
The lymphatic system consists of organs and vessels just as complex as the circulatory system, and just as essential to the survival of the human body since it is a major part of our body's immune system.
Lymph, a colourless fluid, runs alongside the blood vessel system. When the lymph system becomes blocked, lymphatic fluid builds up in the tissues increasing toxicity and pressure within the body.
The lymphatic system, which does not have a pump to help it flow through the body, is designed so that lymph can only flow upward from the extremities (feet and hands) toward the neck where the lymph enters the subclavian vein.
The lymph system is a major eliminative system of the body carrying toxic wastes away from tissues and out of the body. It relies on pressure differentials to pull the wastes through from the tissues and water as a carrier of this fluid.
Imagine the lymphatic system is blocked or congested and wastes are not moving out of the body. Instead, the pressure of this congestion is causing waste to track back into the tissues, skin and joints, adding further stress to the liver.
For this reason, an important part of the Wholistic journey is to ensure the adequate flow of lymph at all times and maximise the elimination of toxic waste from the body.
It is possible to see areas of lymph congestion using Thermal Imaging and to objectively measure the function of the lymphatic system using the Bio-Meridian test. Your Wholistic journey will include treatments to disperse any areas of lymph congestion (using Electro Lymphatic Treatments and specifically chosen drainage remedies) to allow the accumulated toxic wastes to flow out of the body.
It is also necessary to maintain gut wall integrity, or to heal a leaky gut, to help improve the flow of lymph.