5 Simple Ways to Detox Lymph Nodes and Boost Your Immune System
Eating processed food and drinking sodas or alcohol as well as leading a sedentary lifestyle can lead to compromised immune system and clogged lymph nodes.
The lymph system needs to work properly in order to provide antigens for purifying fluids containing anything from allergens to cancer cells. If lymph doesn’t move out of small lymph nodes through their ducts into the kidneys and liver, it backs up like a clogged sewer line which can lead to infected lymph nodes.
Here is how to move your lymph and detox your lymph nodes:
To move the lymph, many health experts recommend walking on a regular basis. We are not talking about leisurely strolling, but brisk walking outdoors in nature. Walk for 20 minutes or more, at least 4 times a week to detox the lymph nodes and get rid of toxins.
The walk should take 20 minutes or more. Four times a week is good enough. Start out as briskly as you can, then move into power walking if possible. Since there are so many lymph nodes in the upper body, armpits, neck and shoulders, arm movement should be more extreme than usual.
Rebounding works very well for moving lymph. It’s very cheap to get a rebounder which look like a mini-trampoline, around four feet in diameter. All you need to do is to step up and bounce up and down for 10 to 15 minutes, indoors or outdoors.
Each time you bounce you increase the gravitational pull on your lymph. You’re getting low level “Gs”or increased gravitational pulls similar to what you feel from sudden changes of vehicular speed or carnival rides.
Massaging the upper shoulders, arms, and neck is very for detoxing lymph nodes. There are also massage techniques that focus on lymph drainage. Polarity therapy has specific techniques for moving lymph also.
4. Dry brushing
Dry brushing vigorously on the arms, torso, and legs is also recommended for moving lymph. The brush stroke directions should go from neck and calves to torso.
5. Drinking herbal teas and plenty of water
Drinking herbal teas such as cleavers and indigo can purify the lymph. Drinking plenty of pure water is essential to get rid of the toxins.