Can Acupuncture Help Lymphatic Health?

Louise Smith, R.Ac Understanding the Lymphatic System The lymphatic system plays a crucial role in maintaining our overall health and well-being as a component of the circulatory, immune, and metabolic systems. The main functions of the lymphatic system is the maintenance of fluid balance in the body, immunity, and distribution of dietary fats to the bloodstream for metabolism. When the lymphatic system is not functioning optimally, it can become congested leading to fluid retention or lymphedema, swollen lymph nodes, and compromised immune function leading to other more serious health issues. Learn more about the lymphatic system here. […]

By |2024-06-06T13:32:59-04:00June 6th, 2024|Acupuncture, Lymphatic Drainage|Comments Off on Can Acupuncture Help Lymphatic Health?

What is Lymphatic Drainage?

By Kathleen Regan, ND”What is lymphatic drainage?” This therapy has become a popular part of natural treatments and is mentioned for health promotion, detoxification, digestion, fluid retention, immune dysfunction, injury support and chronic pain. Treatments that may stimulate lymphatic drainage range from herbal supports to self-care routines to manual therapies like lymphatic drainage massage.  But what is the lymphatic system and why is it important?The lymphatic system consists of a network of lymphatic vessels, lymph nodes, and lymphatic organs such as the spleen and thymus. It helps to defend the body against infections, maintains fluid balance by returning excess fluid from tissues to the bloodstream, and assists in the absorption of fats from the digestive system. […]

By |2024-07-09T02:54:33-04:00May 30th, 2024|Lymphatic Drainage|Comments Off on What is Lymphatic Drainage?
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