Your Lymphatic System
The lymphatic system is one of the circulatory systems of the body with tubes branching through all parts of the body like the arteries and veins that carry blood. Except that the lymphatic system carries a colourless liquid called ‘lymph’.
It is a complex network of lymphoid organs, lymph nodes, lymph ducts, lymphatic tissues, lymph capillaries and lymph vessels that produce and transport the lymph fluid from tissues to the circulatory system.
The lymphatic system is a major part of the immune system and has three interrelated functions: It has three main functions:
- To defend the body against disease
- To drain and maintain fluid balance in the tissues
- To absorb fats from the intestines and transport them to the blood
Our immune defences against infection depend primarily on the lymphatic system.
As there is no pump at its centre like the circulatory system (the heart), the lymph is moved against gravity by respiratory motion and muscular activity. If it cannot flow from the tissues to the heart because of an inactive or sedentary lifestyle due to illness or injury then excess fluid may accumulate causing oedema.
Peace is the concept of the Immune system
Love, harmony and peace is what keeps the body full of energy. The immune and lymphatic systems are both to do with the circulatory system and the three concepts of love, harmony and peace give each cell in the body the power to function.
Non loving thoughts create toxins in the body, which give away the love, harmony and peace of self, and creates non-functioning.
‘Lymphatic massage through the feet flushes through old thoughts, feelings and emotions to lighten the load and make way for fresh, progressive concepts.’