If you are having problems with your heart, or ischemia, then you need to know how the lymphatic system plays a major role in maintaining the tissues of the heart. Ischemia is a medical term for a restriction in blood supply that can damage tissue and organs. There are many tiny vessels of the lymphatic system on the exterior of the heart, also in the heart muscle itself. Even blood vessels have a lymphatic system on its exterior vessel and in the vessel itself. When the lymphatic system is working optimally it is reabsorbing and removing, from the tissues or organs, excess fluid and cellular waste. This cellular waste is lactic acid and large proteins (insoluble parts of damaged cells and fibrin) that are too large to enter the veins.
If your lymphatic system were to become congested at the main lymph drain (under the left clavicle bone) acidic waste and fluid could slowly, almost unnoticeably, backup into the head or chest. If acidic waste builds in the neck and head it could lead to tight neck muscles, thyroid problems, TMJ tightness or pain, ear aches, tinnitus, headaches and insomnia. If the acid waste backs down into the chest, it could lead to tightness in the chest, lungs and heart. As the acidity and excess proteins build in the heart (cardiac ischemia) a chemical imbalance can take place that can create pressure, heaviness, tightness, squeezing, or a burning in the chest, even a choking sensation. When large proteins and fluid build in the heart they can limit circulation and create heart attacks, heart failure or mitral valve prolapse. In an acidic environment the heart and its tissues and muscles can constrict and thicken from excess proteins. In mitral valve prolapse (MVP) an abnormally thickened mitral valve bulges (prolapse) allowing blood to regurgitate or back up into the atrium of the heart.
The point is that excess proteins and acidic cellular waste are creating sclerosis or fibrosis, which thickens parts of the body, like the heart, creating heart disease. Medications can help you through a crisis like a heart attack but to get healthy you need to take control and become proactive in detoxing acid waste from your body. (*If you have severe heart disease consult with your physician before making lifestyle choices like activating your lymphatic system, the liberated waste can overwhelm your organs and heart.) Learning to balance your internal body and activating your lymphatic system will have a profound positive effect on your future heart function and overall health. If you can walk up a flight of steps without being winded you can handle a light self-lymphatic activation routine. The body is a remarkable system. When you detox acid waste and excess proteins from its structures, health and vitality return. The goal is keeping acidic waste from building in the body by self-activating your lymphatic system regularly.
Copyright © 2010 John Ossipinsky