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lymphatic drainage/stimulation?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 21, 2013 at 12:07 AM

Hey y'all. In my eternal quest to become more healthy I have been looking into lympahtic drainage/stimulation. I have been fighting a bacterial infection of the gut which has caused myriad issues throughout the body and I have had lymph nodes pop up and go away all over the body. I am wondering if anyone has any experience with specific lymph drainage techniques? All ive tried so far is exercise.

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on April 02, 2013
at 02:35 PM

This works, because unlike the blood system, lymph doesn't have a pump like the heart to move it around, so you need to move around to get it to move. So either lots of exercise, or jumping/vibration plates for the win.

C22d4247268eca3508ac65d55bfb261e

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on January 29, 2013
at 01:26 PM

The vibration plates have helped me in recovery and loosening up. I, of course, don't have the big units that you can lie down on, which are historically $8k+, but Dave Asprey's is available for $1500 (bulletproof vibe) As far as the book, it recommends changing things up once you've plateaud, but I literally have been working out so hard in these once-a-weeks that I couldn't fathom doing two right now T_T I also just play sports the rest of the week. I'm in a competitive soccer team and we have practices mid-week and games on weekends; so im not bored to tears

06bf7b92d77f1ac1d8e3dc9d539d8254

(1649)

on January 21, 2013
at 09:24 PM

I am going to start dry brushing today. It seems simple enough. As for rebounding... Do you mean on a small trampoline? Thanks!

06bf7b92d77f1ac1d8e3dc9d539d8254

(1649)

on January 21, 2013
at 01:58 PM

Thanks. Actually, I have been looking into vibration plates and Body By Science. I am of course a little skeptical of both. Let me ask you some questions. Have you used the vibration plate yourself? Any noticeable difference? And with BBS is that meant to be the only resistance workout of the week? Only working out once per week will leave me bored to tears.. I am wondering how to supplement it? Is this explained in the book? Thanks for your thoughts.

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on February 19, 2013
at 03:33 AM

I believe a lot of the beneficial effects of yoga are attributed to increasing lymph circulation. Inversions "reverse gravity" they say. Forward fold, down dog, bridge, and legs up the wall pose would be a good place to start. If capable, should/head/hand stands and plow are supposedly profound lymphatic stimulators. Idk about the actual science behind it but it sure does make me feel awesome. Perhaps foam rolling could help you as well.

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C22d4247268eca3508ac65d55bfb261e

on January 21, 2013
at 01:54 AM

Whole Body Vibration! :)

http://mkeas.org/body-by-science

06bf7b92d77f1ac1d8e3dc9d539d8254

(1649)

on January 21, 2013
at 01:58 PM

Thanks. Actually, I have been looking into vibration plates and Body By Science. I am of course a little skeptical of both. Let me ask you some questions. Have you used the vibration plate yourself? Any noticeable difference? And with BBS is that meant to be the only resistance workout of the week? Only working out once per week will leave me bored to tears.. I am wondering how to supplement it? Is this explained in the book? Thanks for your thoughts.

C22d4247268eca3508ac65d55bfb261e

(45)

on January 29, 2013
at 01:26 PM

The vibration plates have helped me in recovery and loosening up. I, of course, don't have the big units that you can lie down on, which are historically $8k+, but Dave Asprey's is available for $1500 (bulletproof vibe) As far as the book, it recommends changing things up once you've plateaud, but I literally have been working out so hard in these once-a-weeks that I couldn't fathom doing two right now T_T I also just play sports the rest of the week. I'm in a competitive soccer team and we have practices mid-week and games on weekends; so im not bored to tears

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

(19473)

on April 02, 2013
at 02:35 PM

This works, because unlike the blood system, lymph doesn't have a pump like the heart to move it around, so you need to move around to get it to move. So either lots of exercise, or jumping/vibration plates for the win.

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on February 04, 2013
at 10:03 PM

I dry brush every morning with a horsehair mitt. It feels amazing...it's better than a cup of coffee or a morning run for waking me up. I do about 150 strokes up my limbs and then use some kind of rough strap on my back. You have to build up so your skin gets used to it, so I would start with a bristle brush (Yerba Prima makes one that you can find at any health food store).

The benefits that I can discern are that I feel euphoric and awake afterwards, and my skin is always soft. It takes five minutes while the shower heats up, so I just make it a daily habit. (You also will never get ingrown hairs on your legs (if you shave or wax) because you are always well exfoliated!)

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on February 04, 2013
at 09:52 PM

Yea do rebounding. I've tried vibration plates and didnt like the way it felt

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on January 21, 2013
at 04:12 PM

Have you researched either dry brushing or rebounding (mini-trampoline)? Both claim to work to move lymph. Dry brushing is very simple, quick, and low-cost to get into, and feels good. It doesn't appear to be harmful, at least helps my skin look and feel better, so I figure why not? If it's moving lymph, all the better ;)

Rebounding is obviously more costly, and might have the potential to cause injury, but I also do this. I try to be mindful when using it to avoid potential energy. It's great to keep in my home office to jump on and off in between work sessions, and I can also do HIIT on it, and again, if it's moving lymph, all the better...

06bf7b92d77f1ac1d8e3dc9d539d8254

(1649)

on January 21, 2013
at 09:24 PM

I am going to start dry brushing today. It seems simple enough. As for rebounding... Do you mean on a small trampoline? Thanks!

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