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John Ossipinsky has been working with the lymphatic system for over 25 years, helping client’s with their pain and debility. He is an author, health coach and the developer of LymphPractic, a gentle whole body lymphatic system tuneup that benefits most health problems. John is on a mission to help everyone understand the importance of detoxing and maintaining their lymphatic system. Understanding the body’s sewage treatment system can help you overcome an illness, lower your risk of disease or have a vibrant, happy life with your memories intact. The lymphatic system helps maintain every system in the body, by improving this one system, you help all system’s of the body, even the brain.
The pain and stiffness of carpal tunnel syndrome can be debilitating. You can help carpal tunnel syndrome by improving lymph flow to help detox cellular waste from the tissues of the wrist. The wrist is one of the only joints that have no lymph nodes. This may be a partial reason why acidic cellular waste can build in the wrist irritating the transverse carpal ligament and median nerve. Manually activating the lymphatic system in the axilla and neck helps to detox cellular waste from the tissues of the wrist.
When you have anxiety you can also have many other symptoms like depression, panic attacks, nausea, fatigue, tight chest, difficulty breathing, palpitations, digestive issues, and restless leg syndrome. You can help anxiety by improving the lymphatic system to help reduce the buildup of cellular waste and inflammation. The lymphatic system is a secondary system like the circulatory system that helps to maintain every system in the body, even the brain. In 2015 lymphatic vessels were found in the brain, in 2017 the major outflow of cerebrospinal fluid was found to be into lymphatic vessels. When the lymphatic system cannot efficiently help to clear cerebrospinal fluid and cellular waste from the brain, the brain becomes acidic and toxic. This toxicity affects how you feel and think. The lymphatic system is a simple system that you gain more control of using dietary balancing, basic supplements, and activating the lymphatic system with lymphatic drainage or self-lymphatic drainage. Improving lymph flow can help many of your health issues. Never stop any medication! Put steps into action to improve your health for a few weeks and work with your physician.
There are many skin diseases like eczema and psoriasis that are due to an acidic pH and congested lymphatic system. When acidic cellular waste builds in the skin, the skin becomes inflamed and raw. You can help many skin diseases by improving the lymphatic system to detox the buildup of cellular waste. The superficial lymphatic is right under the skin and mostly dependent on deep breathing. Lymphatic system detoxification can help reduce acidic cellular waste and inflammation in the skin. When you look at eczema, you can see the inflammation in the red irritated skin. Same for psoriasis, the flaky white patches you see is the buildup of cellular waste on the skin. Learning to detox and maintain your lymphatic system can help to reduce the buildup of cellular waste and inflammation from the skin.
If you are having a hard time losing weight you need to understand how the lymphatic system can help you lose weight. You can lose stubborn weight by improving the lymphatic system to improve circulation and detoxification. The lymphatic system is a tiny network of vessels and nodes that help to absorb cellular waste, fats and other debris which forms fat in the body. In 2015 damaged lymphatic vessels were linked to fat and obesity in mice. If you want to lose weight and keep it off you must maintain your lymphatic system.
When a parent brings a child on the spectrum to improve their lymphatic system they should know what to expect to see the next day. Here is what to expect after improving the lymphatic system with autism. I have had a few parents of children on and off the autism spectrum who after their child or teen had a lymphatic drainage session were surprised their child had a meltdown or was extremely lethargic, almost ca later in the day or the next day. This is not a typical detox reaction but it does occur, especially after the initial session to improve the lymphatics. The reason this Herzheimer reaction occurs is due to the release of cellular waste that has been trapped in the tissues for a long time. The cellular waste at first makes the body more acidic and toxic. As the body metabolizes the released waste over hours to a few days the client feels better. In my office and in my coaching, I try and avoid a detox reaction by starting slower and preparing the client. Improving the lymphatic system is an important missed step in helping those on the spectrum have a better quality of life.
When you have been dealing with acid reflux and GERD for an extended period it can lead to damage of the cells of the esophagus called Barrett’s esophagus. You can help Barrett’s Esophagus with lymphatic system detoxification. One cause of Barrett’s esophagus is repeated exposure to stomach acid which damages the cells in the lower esophagus. You can improve healing of Barrett’s by activating the lymphatic system with a healthier more alkaline diet, basic supplements, and sessions of LymphPractic or self-lymphatic drainage. These steps improve lymph flow, circulation and natural detoxification of acidic cellular waste that is damaging the esophagus. When you maintain your lymphatic system you gain more control over your health.
For some people, chronic headaches are a regular occurrence and can limit their life. You can help chronic headaches by improving the lymph-brain connection. In 2015 researchers found lymphatic vessels in the brain. In 2017 researchers found the major outflow of cerebrospinal fluid was through lymphatic vessels. Most headaches have been found to be due to inflammation. What is inflammation? Inflammation is the buildup of cellular waste, fluid, and other debris in the body or brain that cannot be reabsorbed by the lymphatic system or veins. As this cellular waste and fluid build in the body and brain, it limits circulation which can create inflammation and pressure in the head. By detoxing and maintaining your lymphatic system you can help to alleviate inflammation to reduce pressure and pain in your head.
On-going chronic pain can be debilitating and life-altering Whether the pain is from surgery, trauma or an acidic pH, you can help reduce chronic pain by balancing pH. After surgery or trauma, the injured area can become overly acidic from the healing process. This can constrict the tissues and limit circulation. This limited circulation also limits the detoxification of acidic cellular waste which can create inflammation and an increase in pain. An acidic pH is a measure of the potential of hydrogen in a solution. When a solution is more acidic there is more hydrogen and less oxygen. The pH scale is from 0-14, 7 is in balance or equilibrium. You can test your saliva and urine pH with pH test strips. By balancing pH you improve the lymphatic system’s ability to detox cellular waste and you create a less damaging environment so your chronic pain can heal.
Is your child having cognitive, digestive or skin problems? You can help children pre-autism diagnosis with lymphatic system detoxification. The cognitive, digestive and skin problems associated with autism can be helped by improving the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is a tiny network of vessels and nodes that helps to clean cellular waste and other debris from the body and brain. When cellular waste builds in the brain, digestive system or skin it creates inflammation which can limit function and health.
In lymphoma, cancer cells are found in the lymphatic system, which is comprised of the bone marrow, lymph nodes, spleen, stomach, intestines, and skin. Since lymph tissues are present in many parts of the body, lymphoma can start almost anywhere. You can help lymphoma with lymphatic system detoxification. Cancers like Lymphoma begin in the cell and the lymphatic system maintains cellular health. When the cells of the lymph system become toxic you manifest diseases like lymphoma. When you maintain the lymphatic system you help maintain the cellular environment. Taking steps to improve lymphatic system detoxification can help you better manage lymphoma and to help prevent a reoccurrence of the disease.
Research has found that high fat diets limit the ability to feel full. When you eat a high fat diet it interferes with leptin receptors in the hypothalamus of the brain limiting the feeling of fullness. By eating more fruits and vegetables you can help stimulate a feeling of fullness
When you look at the many health issues associated with autism, cognitive, digestive and skin they are all problems beginning in the cell. You can help autism by improving cellular pH to improve detoxification. Every part of the body begins as a cell that groups together to form, tissues and organs. So when you want to help the cognitive, digestive, and skin problems you have to address the cellular environment to improve the health of the cells. Research has shown that when the brain cell the Astrocyte becomes acidic it can no longer clean itself and function properly. In my opinion, this same phenomenon is happening the digestive system and skin. The lymphatic system plays a large role in maintaining the cellular environment by completing circulation and improving detoxification in every system in the body, even the brain. By learning how to maintain the lymphatic system you can have more control over the symptoms of autism for improved quality of life.
To help thin your blood and prevent heart attacks and strokes many people take a baby aspirin a day. Research has found that a baby aspirin a day does not help first time heart attack. One reason the blood is thickening is due to the buildup of cellular waste. Improve the lymphatic system to help reduce the buildup of cellular waste and inflammation to help thin your blood naturally. As we age many things contribute to thickening our blood which can cause a heart attack; dehydration, inactivity, taking multiple medications, chronic stress, or an acidic pH. You can help reduce your risk of having a first time heart attack by eating a healthier diet, taking a few basic supplements and manually activating your lymphatic system.
Lipedema is a lymphatic disorder that mostly affects the legs and arms of women. You can help Lipedema by improving cellular health. In Lipedema the swollen legs and arms are seen as a problem of the lymphatic system when the swelling is a symptom of a larger problem of acidic cells. Research has shown that when a cell becomes acidic it can no longer clean itself. Everything in the body is made up of cells, even the lymphatic system. The problem of Lipedema may begin in constricted lymphatics in the neck and chest limiting circulation. To help Lipedema it is important to change cellular pH with diet, basic supplements, manual lymphatic drainage or self-lymphatic drainage.
Anxiety has a lot to do with how toxic your body and brain have become. You can help anxiety by balancing pH, pH is the measure of hydrogen in a solution. More hydrogen in a solution the more acidic it will be. When the brain becomes acidic you feel more anxiety. When you balance pH with a more alkaline diet, supplements and activating the lymphatic system you help improve circulation and detoxification in the body and brain, improving how you feel.
When you have periods of foggy thinking, you are more acidic and toxic. This acidity can limit the lymphatic system’s ability to detox fluid and cellular waste from the brain. You can help foggy thinking with lymphatic system detoxification. Often when I am going through lymphatic system detoxification I will have some foggy thinking as my body becomes at first, more acidic from released waste. There are many names for foggy thinking, brain fog, chemo brain, and fibro fog. There is a large lymph-brain connection that can be used to help foggy thinking. In 2015 lymphatic vessels were found in the brain. In 2017 researchers found that the major outflow of cerebrospinal fluid was through lymphatic vessels. Going through a gentle, lymphatic system detoxification can help reduce foggy thinking. Learn how to manually open your lymphatic system in this video with John Ossipnsky.
Senescent zombie cells have been linked to Alzheimer’s disease. You can help Alzheimer’s by reducing Senescent Zombie cells. The lymphatic system plays a large role in metabolizing cellular waste like senescent cells or tau protein. If you want to help the brain and Alzheimer’s you must know how to use the lymphatic system, especially a lymph-brain connection to improve circulation and detoxification.
If you have tight shoulders it is due to the buildup of acidic waste. Tight shoulders due to lymphatic system congestion. The major lymph vessels are on either side of the neck under the clavicle bones. When they become congested and cannot clean detoxification becomes impeded, allowing acidic cellular waste to build in the muscles your shoulders and neck, creating tightness and pain. Activating the lymphatic system with either a session with a lymphatic therapist or learning to activate your lymph with self-lymphatic drainage can help you gain more control over your tight shoulders.
Fasting for 16 hours a day is a powerful way to lose weight or improve your health. Fasting 16 hours a day helps improve the lymphatic system, the body’s sewage treatment system, and overall health. When you don’t eat for 16 hours your body can metabolize and breakdown material in your body. Fasting can be made more healthful by including what I call Intermittent pH Balancing. Most people when they fast, go from not eating, right into eating mostly acid-forming foods. Over time this can lead to an acidic pH that can limit the lymphatic system’s ability to clean cellular waste and fats from your cellular environment. In intermittent pH balancing, you break your fast with alkaline foods; fruits and vegetables before eating more acid forming foods like wheat, meat or soy protein.
Do you have problems remembering after chemotherapy? This is called chemo brain or chemo fog. Chemo brain helped with lymphatic system detoxification. This occurs due to the buildup of acidic cellular waste that is limiting circulation and how you think. After cancer treatment, it is important to improve your lymphatic system to help circulation and natural detoxification to help your brain and how you think.