Lymphatic Drainage and Lyme diseaseMarch 20, 2016
The lymphatic system is a vast complex network of capillaries thin vessels, valves, ducts, nodes and organs that help protect and maintain the internal fluid environment of the entire body producing, filtering and conveying lymph and producing various blood cells. The lymphatic network also transports fats, proteins and other substances to the blood system and restores 60% of the fluid that filters out of the blood capillaries into interstitial spaces during normal metabolism.
Lyme disease – early stage symptoms are fatigue, fever, chills, headache, muscle and joint pain, enlargement of the lymph nodes/vessels, skin rash and erythema migrans. Untreated infection in a small percentage of people can eventually result in arthritis, nervous system abnormalities and cardiac dysrhythmias.
Lymphatic drainage can help move and filter the lymph out of the blood capillaries restoring 60% of the fluid. The lymphatic system is a sluggish system and by treating the body with a lymphatic drainage it will help the system to work more effectively and move metabolic wastes through the body helping it to work at a more efficient level. Lymphatic drainage is a great detox for the body, the capillaries which are the beginning of the system abound in the dermis of the skin forming a continuous network over the entire body except the cornea. The system also includes specialised lymphatic organs such as the tonsils, the thymus and the spleen.