Article by Lorraine Sanderson BS LMT MLD/C CLT
Picture to the right shows macromolecules in the brain blocking normal function.
Why Drain Your Brain?
As you may know, the Golden Keys to right living and health are exercise, healthy diet and positive thinking.
While the body has been the primary focus of health in the past, it has become clear that the head and brain are in need of direct care.
With brain pathologies like Dementia, Alzheimer's, MS and Parkinson’s a possibility down the road, what can we do to prevent them from happening to us?
Knowing what causes these pathologies and what enables the body to eliminate the causes, may help.
As we know, the build-up of macromolecules in the brain and the effects of these build-ups on the brain, are targeted as causes of many brain pathologies.
So the question is, how does the body remove macromolecules from the brain so they do not build up there?
Research has discovered that the brain uses lymphatic vessels in the Dura, scalp, face, sinus and neck to drain toxins and macromolecules from the brain. *1, *5,*6,*8
The Alzheimer’s and Dementia Weekly posted an article declaring:
“Stunning Discovery: Lymphatic System Opens New Way to Fight Alzheimer's” *1
Research has shown Manual Lymphatic Drainage helps the lymphatic system, which is the system that removes macromolecules from the brain. *1,*9,*10
So, isn’t it wonderful that taking care of the face, sinus and scalp lymphatics will also allow the brain to drain?
Studies have also shown (MLD) Manual Lymphatic Drainage to help after the diagnosis of the brain pathology, by aiding the removal of macromolecules. *4, 5,*7,*9
Is there anything you can do for yourself? What can you do at home?
The Four easiest and quickest ways to stimulate the lymphatic system and help yourself feel good are:
(Smiling stretches the skin and muscles that stimulate sinus and brain drainage)
2. Deep Breaths
(Deep 4 to 5 second inhale followed by a nice exhale, helps stimulate the core lymphatics (chest and abdomen which help with lung, diaphragm, spine and organ cavity drainage)
(Laughing stimulates the neck, chest and abdominal lymphatics, stimulating sinus, brain and organ drainage)
(Stretching the arms and legs allows the lymphatics in the arms, legs and all stretched areas to drain better)
A couple stretches that are helpful to the function of face and scalp lymphatics are as follows.
Face and sinus skin stretches are done by gently and fully smiling and counting to yourself as you smile, “one one thousand” and then gently releasing the smile and repeating the smile 5 times per session. Repeat morning and evening.
Mini Scalp stretches can also be accomplished by brushing the hair with a soft brush or fingers while allowing the brush or fingers to make contact with the scalp lightly as you brush or finger comb your hair.
Brush gently from top midline toward each side of head respectively and strait down on the hair on the back of head. (Start by detangling hair from bottom of hair to top, to allow a smooth slow glide when brushing hair.) Gently brush hair 5 brush strokes at a time. Count “one-one-thousand” per stroke in your mind, as you slowly stroke hair along scalp toward neck each time. Repeat morning and evening.
In addition to home care, another option to consider is investing in Manual Lymphatic Drainage for the face, scalp, neck, and shoulders.
Brain and Migraine Detox is designed for the lymphatics that drain the brain, including the scalp, face, sinus, neck and shoulder lymphatics.
Visit me at Lymphaticusa.com where online booking is now available. The 45 minute Brain & Migraine Detox (Manual Lymphatic Drainage session) is designed specifically for this detox care.
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Lorraine Sanderson BS LMT CLT MLD/C
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