The lymphatic system is an organ system containing the lymph nodes, thymus, and other organs, which helps regulate the immune system and circulatory system. It’s incredibly important to take good care of the lymphatic system, but first, you must detoxify.
Draining the Lymphatic System
There are a few different methods to draining the lymphatic system, but the most popular and recommended method includes massaging areas of the body known as “lymph areas”. According to Debra Rose Wilson, Ph.D., “The entire lymphatic system of the body, except the head, right side of the chest, and right arm, drains near the left shoulder. So, a massage should include all areas to drain properly.” These massages encourage circulation and help drain excess fluid from the lymphatic system. After promoting drainage, you can include these 7 steps to help make the lymphatic system drain naturally, making it healthy and strong.
Exercises, such as running and yoga, improve circulation and encourages the lymphatic system to remain clear naturally.
Drinking lots of water and herbal teas promote detoxification and are an essential part of a healthy lymphatic system.
This includes alternating water temperature in the shower, saunas, ice baths, and more! The skin is a major part of the body’s drainage system, so pay attention to the care you give it.
There are a number of herbs that you can use daily to promote natural health and drainage of the lymphatic system. Some examples are dandelion, pokeweed, and wild indigo root, all of which help with inflammation and circulation.
5. Spleen Health
The spleen is one of the lymphatic organs, and there are foods that help promote spleen health. Dr. Allison Heffron states “Bland carbohydrates, in moderation, like oats, brown rice, and beans are all supportive to good Spleen health,” and suggests stews are a great dish that promotes spleen health.
6. Oral Hygiene
As the body’s first line of defense, the tonsils play a huge role in lymphatic health. They filter out bad things from the food we eat and the air we breathe. Therefore, good oral hygiene is crucial to a healthy lymphatic system.
7. Avoid Harsh Chemicals and Pollution
When we are constantly exposed to a harsh environment, our bodies have trouble with draining the lymphatic system. When using harsh chemicals, wear a mask, or ensure good air quality. The same goes for polluted air. Avoid it when possible.