Learn about lymphatic cleansing Aug. 7, 9

Aug 01, 2014

Michelle Sanderbeck will discuss the importance of lymphatic cleansing at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, and at 10 and 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at Be Well Western North Carolina, located at 29 Forga Plaza Loop, Waynesville.

The lymphatic system is one of the most vital systems in the body and it is essential for good health. It is a vital network of vessels and nodes responsible for regulating fluids, distributing proteins and filtering out poisons in the fluid between the cells. Fluids (lymph) are drained from the tissues and emptied back into the bloodstream.

The main roles of the lymphatic system include managing the fluid levels in the body, filtering out bacteria and housing white blood cells. Lymph is filtered through the spleen, thymus and lymph nodes before being emptied into the blood.

The lymphatic system is not a closed system and the movement of the lymph fluid is due to functions such as peristalsis, valves, and the milking action of skeletal muscles. Lymph fluid only ever travels in one direction.

As the lymph fluid moves through the body, it collects waste products and toxins and disposes of them through the bladder, bowel, lungs, and skin. The lymphatic system is vital for both detoxification and for the immune system.  If it is not working properly, then a wide range of illnesses can develop.

Exercise is vital for a healthy lymphatic system. Regular exercise creates vigorous motion in your body and this is necessary for stimulating waste disposal and the flow of lymphatic fluid.

For more information, call 734-7702.

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