Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Lymphatic System

Lymphatic System: Symptoms, Signs & Home Remedy

Lymphatic System: Symptoms and signs

  • Pressure or tension in the neck and shoulders
  • Regular feelings of fatigue or drowsiness
  • Frequently become sick
  • Weight gain and obesity
  • Aches and pains
  • Skin breakouts
  • Pressure headaches
  • Excess mucus
  • Cellulite

 Remedies and Care for Lymphatic System


Alternative Therapies


  • Lymph drainage massage: this stimulates lymphatic circulation and drains fat, fluids, toxins and other waste products away from your cells.
  • Acupuncture: stimulates lymphatic flow.
  • Sauna Bath: saunas or steam baths are an excellent way to sweat out toxins and waste material through the skin and cleanse your system.


Regular exercise that involves jumping is the best way to keep your lymph system flowing smoothly. Although jumping up and down is the best way to stimulate lymph flow, any type of exercise will do the trick. While your muscles are moving, they massage your lymphatic system which improves lymph flow.

Foods Cleanser

A healthy diet produces less toxins and waste products, which reduces the chance of a clogged lymphatic system. Try to opt for organic products as much as possible to avoid pesticides and other chemicals.
Foods That Promote Lymphatic Flow
Fruits, especially cranberries that help the lymphatic system, bowels and kidneys to get rid of various kinds of harmful toxins, are loaded with antioxidants and many other nutrients. 

Good Foods:
  • Veggies, green leafs
  • Flax-seed Oil
  • Spirulina
  • Walnut
  • Almond
  • Brazil nut
  • Flax or chia seeds
  • Avocados, you can use with your sandwich

These food sources provide important vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fatty acids, and other beneficial phytonutrients to keep your lymph flowing and cleanse your body. Add more raw fruits, vegetables, and fresh juices to your diet as they provide powerful enzymes and acids to cleanse your lymphatic system.

Bad Foods:

  • Artificial sweeteners
  • Sugar Meat
  • Preservatives
  • Refined grains
  • Processed foods
  • Foods high in salt
  • Candy and baked goods


Drink more Water

Your body needs water to stay hydrated to keep your lymphatic fluid flowing properly. A good rule of thumb is to drink 5-6 LTR of filtered or purified water in a day and ditch sodas, sport drinks, and commercially available sugar-laden fruit juices.


Deep Breathing


Deep breathing exercises stimulate lymph flow to avoid toxin build-up and bring more fresh oxygen to your cells.

Dry Brushing


Dry brushing on a daily basis improves lymphatic flow and gives your whole lymphatic system a boost. Before you jump in the shower, dry brush your skin with long strokes towards your heart for about 6 minutes.

Try reduce use of Chemical Beauty Products

Most commercially available lotions, toothpastes, creams, sunscreens, deodorants, etc. are full of questionable chemicals that end up in your lymphatic system. Choose for natural, herbal beauty products or try to make your own chemical-free, its not very difficult.

Herbal Tea


Herbs can be used as a powerful medicine. Some herbs may help you to boost lymph flow and eliminate toxins. Those include echinacea, goldenseal, red clover, pokeroot, astragalus, or wild indigo root among others. Avoid those herbal teas when pregnant or lactating. 

Hot and Cold Shower

Alternating hot and cold shower for several minutes has a beneficial effect on your blood and lymph flow. The heat causes vessels to dilate and the cold makes them contract. Avoid this therapy when pregnant or struggling with a heart or blood pressure condition.

Use Loose Clothing

Wear lose clothing that fits properly.