It’s no secret by any means that we’re exposed to countless toxins on a daily basis. Regardless of how careful we are to reduce our exposure to them, people are still going to drive vehicles and factories are still going to produce smoke. Sure, folks that live in more rural areas may not be as exposed to toxins as those that inhabit the big cities, but they’re still far from exempt to the damage they can cause.
Your lymphatic system takes the brunt of this exposure. If you don’t detox your system on at least a somewhat regular basis those 80 thousand some odd toxins that you’re exposed to can eventually cause a problem over time. So what are you supposed to do to improve your lymphatic drainage? That’s exactly what this article is for!
Regardless of whether you’re looking to improve the detoxing you’re already doing or you just want to start learning to detox before there’s a problem with your health (a sickly lymphatic system can lead to a whole host of health issues such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue system, bloating, digestive issues and more), this article is sure to help you feel better.
How To Naturally Improve Lymphatic Drainage
Here are a few different ways that you can help your lymphatic system work as it should so that you can live a long and healthy life:
1. Apply Castor Oil
If you don’t already have some castor oil hanging around in your bathroom somewhere already, I suggest that you go out and get some pronto because it can be used for a wide variety of different things. To use it to help stimulate lymphatic drainage, simply soak a cotton cloth with it and massage into your lower abdomen (it can be done anywhere that you have lymph nodes, but the lower abdomen is fairly out of the way and your hair probably won’t get coated in oil if you put it there). Leave it on overnight while you sleep and rinse it off during your morning shower.
2. Get Some Echinacea
There are very few things out there that can’t be fixed with something provided by Mother Nature, and your lymphatic drainage is no exception. Echinacea is one of the front-runners (you probably already have some on hand from cold and flu season) because it doubles as an Immune system booster. This handy herb helps strengthen certain kinds of cells in your lymph nodes (known as macrophages) which in turn work to excrete toxins from your lymph nodes.
3. Hit The Gym
Moving around and doing any sort of exercise will certainly get your blood flowing (and movement is the key to a lot of things when it comes to our general health), but the next time you’re near a gym you might want to consider skipping your workout altogether and heading straight for the sauna instead (or build a sauna in your house if you’re lucky enough to have the extra space – It’s definitely well worth the investment!). The reason is simple – Sweating helps your body get rid of toxins, and saunas produce a lot of sweat when you hang out in them for a little while. Some of the toxins that will be reduced from your body with this method are copper, lead, mercury, sodium, and others.
4. Start Rebounding
Rebounders take up next to no space (and most of them can be tucked away neatly under a bed when they’re not in use) and they’re a metric ton of fun to use. Whether you want to get your blood flowing in the morning or you’re just hanging out in front of the TV on a rainy day looking for something to do, rebounding is a great way to reduce stress and get your lymphatic system in motion! Click here to learn more about what exactly rebounding is and all of the benefits it comes along with.
5. Massage Therapy
If none of the things on this list are practical for you but you still want to reap the benefits of good lymphatic circulation, you could always seek out a massage therapist that specializes in manual Lymphatic Drainage. The technique is very gentle yet very powerful – You should start to feel better after just one session!
I live in a fairly rural area and was able to find a specialist within an hour of where I am so I imagine that if you live in a large city (or even town) you should be able to track someone down that would be able to do this for you.
Keep in mind that when doing any sort of detox you might feel unwell for a few days – This is just your body getting rid of pent up toxins and you should feel better in a few days. That said, if you feel ill for more than a week you should definitely consult with your medical practitioner or holistic professional just to make sure that it’s nothing more serious.
How do you stimulate your lymphatic system? Let us know in the comments section below!
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