I read a very in-depth blog entry today https://branchbasics.com/blog/16-ways-to-activate-your-lymphatic-system/
I found it very informative. For example: I knew about lymph nodes but did not understand how the tonsils, adenoids, appendix, and peyer’s patches –contribute. I don’t even remember ever hearing about peyer’s patches before. According to the internet, they are like “Tonsils in the intestine”. I also learned how the thymus, spleen and bone marrow contribute to the lymph system.
The person who led me to the article said; “The post has ideas to help (lymphatic) circulation, and the list of symptoms they report that are associated with poor circulation are the same as some of the Parkinson’s symptoms, as are the remedies. Give it a go!”
I already have incorporated a number of the 16 ways mentioned. Since my sweetheart was able to put our infared sauna in the master bath, we spend half an hour in it 5 0r 6 mornings of each week. Way #11 just reaffirms the benefit for me.
11. Infrared sauna “Fact: Infrared saunas provide a gentle, side-effect-free, effective mechanism for detoxification. Their waves penetrate deep into the human body, elevating the body’s surface temperature, activating circulation, sweating and excretion of toxins from the lymph and blood through the skin. The heat also increases your heart rate and encourages deeper breathing, which boosts the drainage process even further.”
“Tip: If you have access to an infrared sauna, take advantage of this effective lymphatic activator. Practice conscious deep breathing during your sauna to supercharge lymphatic drainage. Take a break every 15 minutes to shower in cold water for 30 seconds to promote even more circulation and stimulation of the lymph.”
“Understanding how the lymph works and what to do to mobilize your lymphatic system is priceless information. It can make the difference in smoother detox process, catching or not catching a cold, or having a “flu-free winter”. The exciting news is that keeping the lymph moving doesn’t have to cost money – just move with a few daily exercises, drink plenty of water, and eat healthy food. When the lymph is working, the complexion glows and the body is full of vitality; and if you become ill, you have tools to help regain your health. This is a fundamental part of a conscious preventive health care plan.”