How to Unleash Lymphatic Toxins Through Rebounding
Cancer Is a Symptom of Toxin Build-Up
I have a sister that is battling ovarian cancer. She has survived the last five years and is doing well. She has taken up several alternative health techniques to eliminate toxins and she continually works hard at providing different homeopathic options, along with a nutritional diet to help strive for a cancer-free environment in her body.
One of the areas she is working on is the lymphatic system. By rebounding, she gives her lymphatic valves a workout on her personal trampoline.
Below, I will explain as simply as possible why this is an instrumental part of the regimen for someone who is striving to beat his or her cancer.
Rebound Your Way to Health
One way to get a cleaner, healthier lymphatic system is to buy one of those re bounders, or personal mini trampolines. A few minutes a day will expel poisons by jostling the lymph nodes and squeezing the toxins out. So, if you don't do a form of exercise, like tennis or jogging, you should get your hands on a rebounder, like the one pictured below.
Your Lymphatic System is a Vital System of the Body
What the lymphatic system does is clear toxins, wastes, excess fluids, and infection from all tissues of the body through proper flow and drainage, provided this essential system is functioning at its peak. The lymphatic system is also connected to every organ of the body. It is the garbage collector, the internal vacuum cleaner sucking up metabolic garbage, toxins, and excess fluid from the extracellular fluid of every organ. If this flow is impaired, the fluid becomes thick and toxic. The parts of the body that rely on it for elimination become less efficient and sluggish as they fill with their own waste. This otherwise life sustaining system then becomes a breeding ground for infection. When the fluid enters the bloodstream, as is part of the normal process, infection can now spread to any organ or part of the body. Many viruses, bacteria, and parasites stay locked within the lymphatic system. So, as this process occurs and elimination is blocked, the body then becomes toxic. When the toxins cannot be removed, the degenerative disease process begins.
Lymph System Goes Unnoticed
Many people have badly congested lymphatics and don’t even know it. In the U.S., the lymphatic system is the most overlooked system of the human body. In Europe, stimulation of the lymph flow is the fourth most commonly prescribed medical treatment. Most U.S. healthcare practitioners seldom consider the lymphatic system’s critical role in preventing illness or its importance to the overall healing process.
Some of the organs that are part of the lymphatic system are lymph nodes and lymph veins, the tonsils, adenoids, appendix, and spleen. Swollen glands, with which most of us are familiar, are symptomatic of blocked lymph nodes, which indicate a breakdown in the mechanical functioning of the lymphatic system.
Lymphatic Flow Needs Our Help
The lymphatic system is not connected to the heart, so it relies upon some other activity to create the necessary pumping action it needs to circulate. The three most important methods of lymphatic circulation are external massage, muscle activity, and vigorous exercise. So, if you are not getting regular aerobic-type exercise and massages (including dry body brushing), you need to be pro-active in the cleansing of this system. Even if you are getting regular exercise or massages, detox is a much more effective technique, so make it a regular part of your routine.
Facts to consider:
Your lymph nodes are one of the most important stations of defense in your body.
Your blood is taken on its journey mainly by the pumping of your heart. But even though lymph flows for thousands of miles throughout your body, it has no such main pump.
The flow of lymph is regulated by a series of valves which depend on specific stimulants for activation. You need an increase in pressure below the valve to open the leaf and shunt the lymph forward.
- The rebounder will help to detox, cleanse, and nourish.
So, if you are thinking that rebounder is just something for the little ones to play on, get it out, dust it off, and start cleaning up those lymphatics. Then, keep it as one of your prized possessions, as I have.
How to Get Started
The mini-trampoline and safety
Everyone should start with the gentle "health bounce" (see the video below) which means your feet remain IN CONTACT with the mat while the body moves up and down. The health bounce is sufficient to obtain all the benefits of rebounding while gently strengthening the entire body. It is recommended that you do your rebounding with bare feet or non-slip socks so you do not slip.
Adults can start with five minutes of rebounding and increase their time as their fitness level improves. Seniors can start with two minutes several times per day, with at least 30 minutes between rebounding sessions. It's necessary for older people to start gradually in order to give the connective tissue holding the internal organs in place time to strengthen. This prevents the possibility of "prolapsed organs," the only contraindication to rebounding reported in the medical literature. Therefore increase your rebounding time gradually.
Inactive seniors find that gently jumping on a mini-trampoline gives them renewed vigor and zest for life. Hyperactive children are reported to calm down after a few days of rebounding. Rebounding is for everyone and people can use the rebound mini-trampoline whenever they have a few minutes during the day.
To encourage optimum lymphatic circulation, it is important to pulse gently at the beginning of all sessions, and equally as important to slow down and pulse at the end of your sessions.
Why it Works
The main lymph vessels run up the legs, up the arms, and up the torso. This is why the vertical up-and-down movement of rebounding is so effective to pump the lymph.
The lymph fluid moves through these channels called "vessels" that are filled with one-way valves, so the lymph always moves in the same direction, usually upward away from gravity.
Anything that can stimulate the movement of lymph fluid inside the lymph vessels of the system is healthy, but one very simple and efficient way to stimulate the flow of lymph fluid is by rebounding. The up-and-down rhythmic bouncing causes all of the one-way valves to open and close simultaneously, increasing lymph flow as much as fifteen times! That's powerful!
What to Expect
When you first start out with your rebounding exercise sessions, you enter a phase of literally rebounding your body back into balance. Toxic residues will be released, manifesting completely different symptoms for everyone.
Expect emotional and psychological reactions to surface as the physical debris shifts. People often comment that when they begin rebounding on a mini trampoline, they experience tingling skin. This may be a sign that blockages in fluid and energy are moving, electrical switches are being turned back on and cleansing is taking place.
Initially, you may feel worse while you are getting better.
A Deeper Explanation
With rebounding exercise, an upward bounce against the downward pull of gravity closes millions of the one-way valves that regulate the flow of fluid.
Moving down again releases pressure in these valves.
The increased g-force, experienced when you land and depress the rebounder mat, encourages a healthy surge of fluid throughout your whole body.
As the pressure in your tissues changes, the flow of lymph is shunted on.
Your body thrives on the change in speed and direction with rebounding exercise that occurs twice with each jump.
To create an increase in pressure in order to stimulate circulation and move the lymph forward, you depend on...
changes in gravitational pull; muscular contractions
respiratory pressure with deep, full, breathing
changes in atmospheric pressure
activation of calf, thigh, and abdominal muscles.
With rebounding exercise on a mini-trampoline, you are using the forces of gravity, acceleration, and deceleration to strengthen every cell in your body without trauma and the stress impact to your muscles, tissues, or joints that other types of exercise can cause.
There are over 300 lymph nodes in your neck, head, and throat area—more there than anywhere else in your body.
The function of these lymph nodes is mainly to drain toxins from your brain. If blockages in your lymph become stagnant, toxins are not able to drain efficiently.
Your liver is loaded with lymphatic vessels which transport fats and proteins as well as carting off wastes. With rebounding exercise on a rebounder, you immediately activate the major elimination organs of the lungs, kidneys, liver, and skin.
Two types of toxins influence your health:
Endotoxins are released from within your body from cellular metabolism.
Exotoxins are absorbed into your body from the outside world, food and fluids, drugs, air, and pollution.
You have more lymph vessels than blood in your body, although they flow in one direction only, from the smallest capillaries to the largest ducts.
Blood and lymph are interlaced throughout your body, merging to help each other, often running parallel routes, until they blend again, when lymph is tipped back into your bloodstream via the large subclavian veins behind your collarbone.
The more you pump blood and lymph around the liver, which is loaded with lymphatic vessels, the better it will operate.
Rebounding exercises on a mini-trampoline stimulate lymphatic circulation in the liver to transport fats and proteins as well as cart off wastes.
Rebounding offers a natural laxative, decongesting your bowel and stimulating the processes of digestion.
Muscular reflexes are stimulated when exercising on a mini trampoline, which strengthen the muscles of your alimentary tract and the movement of your colon.
Rebounding speeds transit time of your food and regulates bowel motions.
When rebounding, several conditions are activated simultaneously to provide a pump for your entire lymphatic system.
You depend on an increase in pressure below the valves of the lymphatic vessels to open the leaf and shunt lymph forward.
Your liver has hundreds of duties to carry out, among them the breaking down and distribution of toxins. If it becomes overwhelmed, which is the case for many in the toxic hotpot that has become our world, it simply stops dealing with all the toxins that come its way.
Toxins are mainly broken down and distributed for disposal by your skin, bowels, kidneys, lungs, and liver.
Your liver swings into overload if it gets bombarded, and liver cells themselves begin to die off, adding to the toxic load.
Your whole body benefits with daily rebounding exercise!
Health Benefits of Exercising on a Rebounder
Lymph naturally flows very slowly, with about four fluid ounces moving every hour.
When you are inactive, between one-fifth and two-fifth of a teaspoon of fluid is drained each minute, as opposed to up to four teaspoons when you are rebounding.
Along lymph pathways, beadlike nodes are found which vary in size from a pinpoint to a cherry. They act as deprogramming stations for your cancerous cells, prevent viruses from invading further, and filter debris from your circulation.
Fat, for the most part, isn't initially transported to your bloodstream, but absorbed through the intestinal wall into lymphatic vessels known as lacteals.
Fat is picked up in the form of droplets, or as free fatty acids and glycerols, to be transported through your lymphatics before entering your bloodstream.
Your metabolism consists of all chemical processes that take place in your body, including the building up of new tissues and the breaking down and disposal of old ones.
Metabolism is a continuous process whereby every chemical change either uses or releases energy.
The mini-trampoline helps in these processes.
Buying a Rebounder
Here is a video that demonstrates how to get started. It promotes and advertises a certain rebounder brand called Bellicon made in Germany which is probably the Cadillac of rebounders and the price reflects that. Purchasing your rebounder is a personal choice. By including this video, I am not advocating any brand, I just like the demonstration.
I found my rebounder in a yard sale and it has been good for me. I would suggest looking for them in yard sales and on different used equipment sites. I do want to say that the less expensive ones you see may not be the best choice as they have already worn out or will wear out quicker and you may not get the great bounce that you want.
My sister owns the Urban Rebounder. I have tried hers and I like it. It also has a stabilizing bar to hold on to when you feel like you could lose your balance. It is priced affordably compared to others.
Other Symptoms of Congested Lymphatics
Allergies, prostatitis, chronic sinusitis, heart disease, eczema and other skin conditions, loss of energy, fibrocystic disease, chronic fatigue, repetitive parasitic infections, MS, edema, lupus, erythematosis, inflammation, high blood pressure, viral infections, puffy eyes, bacterial infections, low back pain, cancer, ear or balance problems, arthritis, headaches, cellulite, excessive sweating, and obesity, among others.
Rebound exercise is so efficient in stimulating the lymph flow that Dr. C. Samuel West calls it "lymphocizing." I say it is simply a miracle the way the body knows how to take care of itself. We just need to know how to help it a little and do it.
Rebounding for Lymphedema
For people suffering from lymphedema, the lymph flow has nearly stopped, causing large swellings. The most common swellings are in women who have undergone breast cancer operation.
The uniqueness of rebounding exercise for lymphedema syndrome is in the nature of rebounding itself. Moving on the trampoline subjects every part, every cell of the body to the powerful g-forces (gravitational forces). That means you go from being weightless when you're at the top, to feeling the pull of the 1.5 g at the bottom; that is 50% normal gravitational weight. This naturally causes big stir-up in your body which can reduce swelling significantly.
Rebounding also causes you to pulse the muscles as you jump and land, which is quite important for effectiveness as it gives you a way to exercise the involved muscles without a lot of strain and stress.