On a weekly basis, we encounter 82,000 different types of toxins that can be detrimental to our health goals.
The Nemours Foundation describes body toxins as, “A toxin is a chemical or poison that is known to have harmful effects on the body. Toxins can come from food or water, from chemicals used to grow or prepare food, and even from the air that we breathe. Our bodies process those toxins through organs like the liver and kidneys and eliminate them in the form of sweat, urine, and feces.”
Our increasingly populated world is becoming more and more filled with these man-made toxins every day. Examples include pollution in the air, such as methane and carbon monoxide, the waters containing chlorine, ammonia, and fluoride. When these enter our bodies, there is major strain in the balance of everything, leading to fatigue, stress, and hormonal imbalances. There is no stopping it, just preventing it from ruining our bodies, and our minds.
The concept of a “detox” is to give our body a rest period from all of these toxic substances we come across. We naturally fight them daily with toxic filtering organs; our liver, kidneys, skin and lungs. Also, the digestive and lymphatic system play a role in detoxification, but when you add the daily toxins we come across with the toxins we willingly choose to put into our body; processed food, smoke, negativity(yes, this is a major factor in a health balance); its hard for our organs to take up that big of a job. This leaves those toxins to find a nesting area within the body, leading to a variety of ailments.
The lymphatic system seems to get pushed to the back wall during the discussion of health, but this is one of the primary things we need to become aware of for true health wellness. It is responsible for the removal of waste from all of our cells. Consider it the garbage system of our bodies. It drains all substances that are refused by the blood capillaries, plasma, proteins, bacteria, long chain fats, dusts, dyes, and dead cells. If the correct drainage does not happen, our cells are left to an undernourished and toxic environment.
Manual Lymph Draining
The Vodder method, is a technique created by Dr. Vodder that consists of gentle, rhythmic, and precise hand movements over the skin to work the lymphatic vessels leading to a cleaner flow throughout the body’s tissues.
Many conditions are greatly improved with the help of MLD;
– Faster cell recovery and less scarring, from wounds or surgery
– Clearer congestive conditions, including acne, migraines, and chronic sinusitis
– Improves overall relation by reducing stress
– Smoother fluid flow during pregnancy and the menstrual cycle
– If you suffer from insomnia, fibromyalgia, and auto immune diseases including multiple sclerosis, lupus, and rheumatism, MLD will benefit these ailments
Here is video explaining a lot more on the MLD technique:
Check your local listings for a therapist that specializes in MLD. For optimal results its better to put it in the hands of a trained professional that knows exactly what they’re doing and can successfully drain areas that would be difficult to do on your own.