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Lymphatic System, Immune System and Creativity

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Pumping lymphatic fluid

What toxins are filtered out in the Lymphatic System? The lymph fluid, derived from blood, exerted by the heart, is unable to pass proteins and microorganisms (fats digested in the Digestive System) directly into blood capillaries, so they remain in high concentration in the lymph. Edema (accumulation of fluid) can occur if lymphatic vessels are blocked as in the case with an infection, a delay in blood movement through the veins or during inflammation. Protein present draws water out to contribute to swelling. The answer is to get the fluids moving again…

Toxins and inflammation

The Thymus lymphoid organ, located in the throat region, contains the supportive T-lymphocytes (basic Immune System cells that migrate to the lymph nodes, responsible for the lymph’s filtration before entering bloodstream). The Thymus is also considered a gland since it produces and secretes hormones which help to mature the T-lymphocytes.

Yoga asanas, vinyasas and breathing help to pump this precious fluid. It's a healthy system for people who exercise. Stopping the body’s movement causes some stagnancy in the system. The Lymphatic System doesn’t have an organ to pump the lymph flow.

Pump your own lymphatic fluid

Lymphatic massage is a method employed to help get the lymph fluid to pump more easily throughout the body, and afterwards, drinking water is important to flush out all of the toxins which were massaged out. The Lymphatic vessels are mostly on the front side of the body. A lymphatic massage is a slow, light-pressured gentle massage on these vessels and nodes, which not only keeps the lymph moving but also opens up a sensual, creative power in me.