The number of toxins, chemicals and potentially life threatening and dangerous things we are exposed to on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis will probably scare you. It’s estimated that just weekly, we are exposed to around 82,000 different toxins alone. Toxins can be anything found in the air, food we eat and liquids we consume, as well as chemicals in things like cleaning products and cosmetics.
Luckily for us, our bodies come equipped with their own detoxification and purifying system. We eliminate many of the most harmful toxins within our bodies on a daily basis through urination, sweat and excretion of waste.
Toxins enter the body in a variety of ways, predominantly through the skin, nasal passages or mouth. Toxins are then surrounded with fat and water and stored in different areas of the body. The body does this for our own protection, as toxins all in one specific place would cause a wide array of damage and health issues. However, storing toxins all over the body can put a strain on our body’s own detox system, especially in the liver, intestines, kidneys and lymphatic systems. When these systems take on too much and attempt to excrete a large amount of toxins, the body often cannot handle it and this is when complications arise.
For reasons such as this, and to keep the body in proper working order as much as possible, physicians will recommend detox programs to individuals whose body’s are simply taking on too much to handle. Therefore, by adding a detox program to any wellness regimen, you can help pull these toxins, along with the excess fat and water, out of the body and improve your health quickly.
The Lymphatic System
The lymph system travels throughout the body, parallel with the blood system and is responsible for the removal of wastes from every single cell in the body, in addition to regulating the immune system. To say that this is important and keeping it in good condition is critical, would be an understatement.
Since the lymph moves against gravity, it is common for the lymph and veins to congest, which often leave the extremities swollen and sore. Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) is a gentle rhythmical massage technique that gently works on the lymphatic vessels to enhance the flow of lymph throughout the body’s tissues.
MLD is effective in that it helps to support the healthy function of the immune system and the autonomic nervous system, thereby reducing stress. The therapy cleanses the connective tissue of wastes, thus decongesting and reducing edema, pain and swelling, as well as sending toxins and unneeded fluids through the proper channels to be excreted. It also Strengthens the immune system, increases overall relaxation by decreasing stress and relieves retention of fluids during pregnancy and menstrual cycle.
Consult your primary care physician or chiropractor for any medical related advice.
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