Often with infections it can cause backing up of our lymphatic system. Your lymphatic system is your drainage system. Lymph nodes for instance, function as filters, trapping viruses, bacteria and other causes of illnesses before they can infect other parts of your body. It’s extremely important and I think second most important system in our body after the nervous system for function. This is often why you hear of detoxing, detoxing, detoxing.
In order for us to properly get rid of infections, as well as to prevent them, we must have our lymphatic system FLOWING continuously. But what make it move? Our movement. This system relies on our body movement and organ movement. If we aren’t physically moving, or if our organs aren’t moving (because the lymphatic system goes through every part of our body and organs) this system won’t be working well. Almost every chronic disease has a lymphatic issue.
Most people think of the lymphatic system as just lymph nodes or your tonsils… In fact, the lymphatic system is HUGE. It’s a network of nodes, vessels and organs which drains lymph from the tissues into the blood. There’s even lymphatic tissue in our small intestine called Peyer’s Patches.
So, since this system depends on movement, it’s pretty important that movement in the body is balanced.
Let’s go back to the head for a second.
(Not my image). Picture of the lymph system in the head and neck.
THERE IS A LOT going on in the head and neck right?!!
It’s definitely more than just tonsils. This interweb actually continues through your ENTIRE body as well, all around your organs. The most lymph nodes are actually in our abdomen, so that’s another area I focus on a lot for this system.
Puffy eyes and swelling in the face is usually a sign that this system is congested. But again, this system can’t flow effectively unless movement happens. If you’ve been with me for awhile, you know that the Cranial System (Head) moves every breathe that we take. Sometimes these joints in the head though are not moving well. That means this fluid will back up, like a pump backing up, which causes pressure changes. Additionally, our brain has it’s own unique lymphatic system as well that drains into this lymph system, so we must address it first!
This can often cause individuals to get sinus pressure, congestion, increase in actually getting infections, headaches and allergies. The key is to get this system moving, but in order to do it effectively, we have to make sure the cranial system is moving! If you just do things like lymphatic massage or dry brushing, which are helpful, but often stagnation will return because the cranial system has not been balanced. You see in the above picture how much nodes and vessels are close to the jaw joint as well. This can cause pressure changes in the ear and eustachian tube, which can also affect hearing/balance.
Swelling in any of this system often will have a system effect. I’ve had individuals with liver stagnation feel a release in their head and sinuses when we started normalizing the lymphatic movement in their liver.
Another point here is oxygen. With swelling and stagnation in the lymphatic system, there often will be a depletion in oxygen. Congestion means less nasal breathing and inflammation in the sinuses and respiratory system. This provides an OPTIMAL environment for infections to live in. Most infections that we get are what are called anaerobic meaning (hate oxygen). So naturally when there is an environment with less oxygen, they will move in..
We have to get the cranial system open FIRST, and get oxygen flowing. Sometimes there is actual structural issues like narrowing of the sinuses and deviated septum for instance. This definitely also has to be addressed or you will find you or your children constantly fighting infections. Again, a lack of oxygen will harbor infections. Many individuals with many teeth infections also have airway issues. Of course diet and hygiene come into play, but many individuals that always have continual teeth infections you will find have airway issues, tongue tie and difficulty nasal breathing.
So…. Long story short. We have to change that pressure system.
First and foremost:
1. Get Craniopathy Care regularly to make sure the FLOW can happen for this fluid. This could often also result in co-managing with a functional dentist to help change that structure. Remember your nervous system controls your immune system! If you clench your teeth, you will constantly have congested lymph in your head and neck!
2. Keep your body moving. Regular exercise and infrared Saunas are great ways to continually take care of your lymph.
3. Eat a low inflammation diet. Get rid of inflammatory foods, like sugars and processed foods/grains. These cause inflammation in this system.
4. Clear that liver and gut. Since most of the lymphatic system resides in the gut, it must be important right? Stop eating toxic foods, or come in for a genetic nutrition session to help clear your detox organs. We can also evaluate and give you immune system support to help keep you protected.
5. Kill the Infections. CRANIOBIOTIC TECHNIQUE is what I use most in my office to help your immune system kill infections. Most in the head and neck I find are mold infections because of lack of oxygen.
6. Decrease EMF exposure. I’ve found that EMF’s are really clogging the liver and lymphatic system. Go back to my last blog for tips on this matter, get RID of airbuds and bluetooth headphones near your head!
6. Dry Brushing.
7. Lymphatic Massage.
For those of you you have been terrified about the corona virus, I got an Infection Vile to check for this infection using CranioBiotic Technique. But just so you know, I would check out this article about its origin. You won’t find it on the mainstream news.
This week I’m giving you a recipe for a great sinus opener!!
This one can get your eyes watering so be careful! Super Tip, I use this while flying. I just ask the flight attendant for a cup of hot water and while on the plane, put a drop of each in and it clears the air and keeps the bugs away!