The Lymphatic System
WHAT IS THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM?
The lymphatic system is an integral component of the immune system, filtering the blood of all cellular waste. When healthy, it absorbs and discharges unwanted body fat, excess fluids, toxins, bacteria, viruses, hormone, and assists in healing challenges related to all of the body’s systems.
WHAT IS LYMPHATIC CONGESTION?
The lymph system flows upward through the body towards the neck. Unlike the vascular system, it does not have a pump. Rather, it depends on muscle contraction, respiration, and peristalsis to move it along. When any part of the lymph system becomes overloaded with toxins, the system stagnates, creating a toxic, oxygen-deprived environment conducive to degeneration and disease.
Common symptoms related to a congested lymphatic system are lumps, bumps, pain, swelling, fatigue and low immune response.