Restricted Lymphatic System
PROBLEM: Restricted Lymphatic System
The lymphatic system is an essential drainage system of the human body. As part of the immune system, it transports lymph throughout the body, so the fluid can pick up harmful bacteria and deposit it into the lymph nodes to be destroyed. Cellular debris and other waste material are then transported to the circulatory system for elimination from the body.1 In a healthy body, lymphocytes and other white blood cells move through this system to the places where they are most needed to fight infection.
The vessels that transport lymph fluid are very delicate, and can easily become restricted. Tight clothing and lack of exercise are two of the prime culprits. Many people wear ties, pants, bras, and underwear that are too small for their bodies, and this is not only uncomfortable, but it adds unnecessary stress to the lymphatic system.
1 Bets Davis, “Lymphatic System,” WebMD, http://www.webmd.com/hw-popup/lymphatic-system (accessed November 16, 2010).
2 Dr. Morton Walker, “Jumping for Health,” Townsend Letter: The Examiner of Alternative Medicine, July 1995, p. 42-48.
4 Dave Scrivenshttp, “Rebounding—Good for the Lymph System,” Well Being Journal, http://www.wellbeingjournal.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=92 (accessed November 17, 2010).