This morning I was listening to “The Gut Solution” online. The main topic was our microbiome and how important a good diet, specific supplements, herbs, and certain treatments are to cleansing our body, healing illness and brain fog, and maintaining good health. For those of you who find microbiome to be a new word, the microbiome is made up of trillions of bacteria, fungi, and other microbes that play a very important role in your digestion, immune system, and many other aspects of health.
One topic that comes up many times is the importance of our lymphatic system which is a large part of our immune system. As a Certified Lymphatic Therapist, I once again realized how important Manual Lymph Drainage can be to regaining and maintaining good health. The lymphatic pathways clear debris from the body.
Even the brain drains to the lymphatic system, as the glial cells form what we call the glymphatic system. We have recently seen much more about that system through the new research about concussions and brain injuries.
The other aspect that is repeated over and over is about how helpful specific treatment of the abdomen can be. Chi Nei Tsang, an ancient Asian treatment for the abdominal organs, is a treatment I have been trained in for many years. If the colon is backed up, all the other drainage pathways are slowed down. We now see more research about the vagus nerve, the longest of the cranial nerves, that communicates with every organ of the body. Your gut uses the vagus nerve like a walkie-talkie to tell your brain how your feeling. Your gut feelings are very real.
The above treatments, while helpful as a singular treatment, are even better when supported by Acupuncture and other natural medicine techniques.