What is the Lymphatic System?
Your lymphatic system is what keeps you healthy and best thought of as our 'rubbish removal and transport system' of your body and works hand in hand with your cardiovascular system.
Imagine a bath tub! - every cell in your body is living in a nice warm watery bath. The lymphatic system is responsible for keeping the bath water clean along with your immune system to protect you from invading microorganisms. The lymphatic pulsations is the vacuum cleaner cleaning the underside of your skin ...what a system!
The lymphatic system has a network of vessels throughout the body that carry lymphatic fluid directing it into lymph nodes where it is cleansed and purified and put back into blood circulation.
You have a superficial and deep system of lymph vessels. The superficial system of initial lymphatic vessels are just underneath the epidermal layer of our skin and make up 80% of total lymphatic vessels in our bodies.
Therefore it's very sensitive to external pressure, far more than the venous system and is very low in pressure.
"If the Lymphatic system and the Lymphoid tissues & organs failed to do their background work, our cardiovascular system would stop working and our immune system would be hopelessly impaired"
Lymphoedema is the accumulation of excessive amounts of protein-rich fluid resulting in swelling of one or more regions of the body.
This is due to a mechanical failure of the lymphatic system and occurs when the demand for lymphatic drainage exceeds the capacity of the lymphatic circulation. The condition usually affects the limb(s) although it may also involve the trunk, breast, head and neck or genital area.
The lymphatic system is a network of vessels and nodes throughout the body that transports fluid (lymph) from the body tissues back to the bloodstream. The functions of the lymphatic system are to maintain the volume and protein concentration of the extracellular fluid in the body and to assist the immune system in destroying pathogens and removing waste products from the tissues.
The Lymphatic system removes the inflammation and toxins, allowing your body to regenerate and heal itself.
You will learn about the laws of health, Mental, Nutritional and Physical that prevent inflammation and how to remove it. When we break these laws it will cause inflammation in your body and inflammation creates a lack of oxygen and without oxygen, we don't work well.
The lymphatics constitute an amazing filtration system in our bodies designed to eliminate the garbage from around our cells, and this should be considered the most important subject in both sports and clinical health care. Yet such matters continue to be most neglected!
Electricity is everywhere, even in the human body. Our cells are specialized to conduct electrical currents. Electricity is required for the nervous system to send signals throughout the body and to the brain, making it possible for us to move, think and feel. Then the healing begins from any illness, sickness and disease.