Five Ways to Detox Your Lymphatic System Naturally

Experiencing chronic headaches or joint pain? It could be a sign of poor lymphatic drainage.

The lymphatic system is a network of organs, vessels and tissues that drain fluid from your body. (Your glymphatic system, which is the interface between your brain and body, is also part of this system.)

If your lymphatic system gets backed up, it can lead to swelling and inflammation as well as a slew of other issues:

  • Bloating
  • Brain fog
  • Cellulite
  • Chronic headaches
  • Chronic sinus infections
  • Congestion
  • Constipation
  • Eczema
  • Excessive sweating
  • Mucus and phlegm production
  • Painful and hard swellings (especially in armpits, groin area and neck)
  • Puffy or swollen eyes
  • Sluggishness
  • Stiff or painful joints
  • Swollen ankles

Five natural ways to promote lymph detox:

  1. Exercise — Working out gets your circulation going, which promotes the flow of lymphatic fluid.
  2. Hydration — Drinking plenty of clean water helps keep lymph moving throughout your body. (BONUS: Add a squirt of lemon juice + rind as an all-around lymph detoxer. Sip on it throughout the day. It’ll get bile moving, too!)
  3. Lymph massage — This gentle massage technique helps encourage movement of lymph around the body.
  4. Dry brushing — Dry brushing is another natural massage technique that helps move lymph since it exfoliates the skin by increasing circulation.
  5. Natural herbs — Supporting the body with certain herbs can help the lymphatic system drain effectively.

It’s clear to see why lymphatic drainage is essential. When your pipes get clogged, it’s vital to de-block the plumbing as quickly as possible. Need help? Book a functional med consult today, or contact us to learn more.