DR. VODDER'S MANUAL LYMPH DRAINAGE 4TH EDITION
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The Forgotten Fluid--By:
Dr. Beatrice Bartnett, DC, ND, LIVIT; and similar to Dr. Vodder’s opinion and meets the requirements
for the Lymphatic Association of North America CertificationDr. Beatrice Bartnett, DC, ND, LIVIT and a contribution
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Sinus problem? Arthritis? Chronic Fatigue? Fibromyalgia ?
Lupus? Psoriasis? Painful and enlarged breasts? What do all
these disorders have in common? They are all chronic conditions
fully or partially due to a backup of the body's lymph system. The
word chronic is from the Greek "chronos" meaning "time." So
chronic means a development over time.
conditions just mentioned were created over a long period of time
as the body's immune system has been gradually weakened from poor
choices. The cause of this weakening is a slowdown of the
slowdown in turn, is caused by stress, poor nourishment, lack of
exercise, accidents, radiation, drugs and chemo or other sickness
industry chemicals, cuts, surgeries, and pollution.
slow metabolism causes an overabundance of waste products within
the tissues. In a healthy body, the lymph fluid carries waste
away. An interference of this process is often the beginning of
Dr. Vodder's chart
lymph system is made up of lymph organs such as the spleen, the
thymus, the tonsils, lymph nodes and lymph vessels. The lymph is
all the fluid between the cells. It comprises 80 percent of our
total body fluid. This fluid flows freely between cells carrying
away debris and waste. The lymph nodes work as a filter, making
sure only dead waste is transported into the lymph vessels. They
deactivate and kill living pathogens such as viruses, bacteria and
parasites. This process sometimes may enlarge the lymph nodes.
Many of you have noted enlarged and sometimes painful nodes behind
the throat, under the arms or in the groin areas when fighting a
cold or flu. These areas are the locations of major lymph nodes.
After the lymph fluid has been cleaned, it flows from the nodes
through the lymph vessels into the bloodstream. The blood then
carries the lymph into the liver where the waste is taken out of
the blood and removed. The dead red blood cells are carried into
the spleen for extra iron storage. The body has several paths to
expel waste. Elimination occurs through the skin, the kidneys, the
lungs and the colon.
the detoxification paths are properly working illness has a much
more difficult way to manifest, If there is a breakdown such as
constipation, clogged skin pores, or a lung condition just to
mention a few, the body may start to be overtaxed with waste. This
stress is slowing down the metabolism. As a result the function
of the lymph system is compromised. Another cause that influences
the lymph system is injury to the tissue itself. As the body
fights tissue damage or an invasion of foreign debris, an
inflammatory reaction occurs. Although this is a vital function of
the body, it also clogs the lymph with large debris such as plasma
proteins, which are dead cells. On a cellular level this means
that there is also much debris and waste surrounding the cells.
This is clogging the access to the cells and limits the amount of
nutrients and oxygen available to them. In other words the cell is
you can imagine, a starving cell's performance is limited. The
result is weakness and loss of function. If the cell is deprived
of oxygen, a condition called hypoxia occurs. Whenever there is
lack of oxygen there is also an acidic environment and there is
also pain. A cell is called a cancerous cell when it stops
functioning with the other cells and simply eats and multiplies.
simplify the whole picture just imagine a wonderful mountain area.
Rivers are keeping the area beautiful. As the water flows
downstream oxygen and nutrients are keeping the river healthy and
filled with fish and plant life. Now imagine a beaver building a
dam backlogging the river. Eventually a lake is formed. When the
water becomes stagnant, algae will grow in abundance, diminishing
the oxygen in the water and the fish and water plants will perish.
We will end up with a dead body of water, which is an
environmental problem. What happens in nature also happens within
our bodies. An insufficient lymph flow creates an internal
environment that is low oxygen and high acidic that is ideal for
chronic diseases of all kind and eventually death when it is not
taken care of.
thing you can do to help change this, besides to increase your
body motion and exercise, is: Lymph drainage treatments. This is a
very specialized form of massage therapy utilizing high tech
equipment. This technique will help the body to move the fluid
throughout the body. If some of the debris between the cells is
too large to be moved by hand, the high Tec equipment we use for
treatment will break down the large debris painlessly. The whole
process of lymph drainage is actually very relaxing and
state of the art lymphatic system drainage treatments we have
developed help rid the body of its toxins. These treatments are
important keys to treating the aging process as well for its
positive effect on the immune system. Ridding the body of some
toxins can only make you healthier. This cutting edge of science
has a pleasant side effect, as it helps decrease the size of fat
cells in the subcutaneous (called cellulite) by releasing trapped
toxins. It is also helping to restore the blood circulation and
its effect on the lymphatic system and that reduction in fat cell
size, causes the outside of the skin to smooth in areas where the
dimpling of skin occurs. As stated, this is called cellulite.
treatments, along with improving the immune system have also been
shown to help contour the body.
special body suit is put on to receive this technique, which could
be described as: A fold of skin is gently vacuum rolled up into
the hand held motorized head and is guided by the technician over
the body. Special attention is given to the area over the lymph
special body suit mentioned that the client wears, allows the
vacuum pulling head to roll over the skin without pinching and it
drainage is manual in the medical community and is mostly used in
chronic conditions such as after accidents and before and after
surgery to prepare tissue and speed up the healing process. It has
been shown that with the help of lymph drainage the healing time
can be cut by as much as 50%. Of course there are conditions where
lymph drainage is contra-indicated such as any acute infection,
when the swelling is caused by kidney or heart conditions, and
keep the lymph system healthy, one should drink plenty of the
correct water, which is alkaline water from our Aging Younger
water ionizer and by taking our verifiable Rejuvenis supplements
and to eat healthy, relax the body, mind and spirit and think
positive thoughts, exercise, and enjoy a lymph drainage massage as
part of a health maintenance program.
the recovery of any condition, lymph drainage is one of the most
healthy life depends on the circulation of the lymphatic system.
It is our second circulatory system, FOUR TIMES LARGER THAN OUR
BLOOD SYSTEM and the unsung hero of the immune system.
Lymphatic fluid is located in vessels that run parallel to our
blood vessels, moving in an upward fashion, responsible for
ridding the body of all debris including fats, toxins, infection,
bacteria and virus. Ultimately, the lymphatic system represents
the flow of life. A healthy flowing system bolsters the body's
immune system, fights disease, and strengthens energy for daily
Unlike the blood vessels, which carry nutrients and oxygen to our
cells through discrete vessels and remove waste products from the
cells, the lymph system carries waste and toxic fluids AWAY from
our cells, enhancing total health. However, this system has a
serious built-in limitation because it does not have a pump to
keep things moving.
must rely solely on our good choices.
health habits are important for the body to function properly.
When there are health challenges including mental and physical
stress, poor nutrition and lack of consistent exercise, the lymph
system can get overloaded and become quite sluggish, thereby
making our bodies tired and toxic.
Toxins, which are not properly processed through the system, will
then back up and store in subcutaneous tissue and lymph nodes
throughout the body negatively affecting our appearance (with
cellulite), energy level and overall health.
Correct maintenance and care of the lymphatic system is a major
challenge in today's hectic lifestyle.
your lymphatic system is blocked or clogged, this creates a
condition of stagnation, which promotes fatigue and ill health.
Some of the most common symptoms include lumps, bumps, pain and
causes of a blocked lymphatic system are due in part to stress,
also lack of exercise, improper diet, repressed communication and
basically everything we do or don't do, and every thought we have
understand stress a little better you must first understand how
adrenal fatigue develops, it is important to understand what the
original functions of the adrenal glands were. The adrenals are
important control centers for many of the body's hormones. The
outer layer of the adrenal cortex gland produces hormones
including cortisol, DHEA, estrogen and testosterone. The center of
the gland produces the adrenaline hormone.
basic task of your adrenal glands are to negotiate all your body's
resources and increase production of adrenaline and other hormones
when they are needed, such as the fight or flight syndrome. When
the danger was over the cortisol would be produced to calm the
adrenals down. The cortisol is the body’s way of counteracting
there is good health, through a good lifestyle, your adrenals can
instantly increase your heart rate and blood pressure, release
your stored energy for immediate use, slow your digestion and
other secondary functions, and then sharpen your senses. Healthy
stress responses take priority over all other metabolic functions
but that response wasn't designed to last for an extended period
of time. When we choose to worry of every little and big thing,
this makes our body become unhealthy with a huge amount of
cortisol, creating illness and disease.
today’s world we worry and stress over every so many things we
can’t keep count. In order to begin to understand how to control
stress we need to have a completed saliva adrenal stress test, so
cortisol can be measured and effective natural therapies can be
suggested to lower it during strategic parts of the day. Eating
healthy for your body type and exercise are key factors in any
stress reduction program. Nutritional supplements also play a
vital role, as does the science of measurement to authenticate
that supplements are working for you, is of major importance.
Stress depletes your energy, causes depression, depletes your
immune system, it is one of the causes of obesity and it shortens
your lifespan; controlling stress is vital to your health.