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The lymphatic system is one of the two circulatory systems in the body, its main role being to remove the debris from the organism so as to maintain a strong immune function. Nutrients are carried to cells through the lymph vessels, which then carries the cellular waste to the bloodstream, from where it is transferred to the kidneys, lungs and colon for elimination.
When this system isn’t working properly, the lymph vessels and nodes can become clogged and this can lead to a number of symptoms such as fatigue, weight gain and excess fluid retention, constipation, back pain, depression and others.
Vibration machines can help in many ways. They increase circulation and they can also increase lymphatic drainage, which is the body's way of removing toxins and broken down fat cells. Whole body vibration in 10 minutes can provide a very effective lymphatic drain.
How the lymphatic system works
The lymph is a clear fluid and the vessels are similar to blood vessels, but have thinner walls, are greater in number and compared to veins, they have more valves and a less sinuous course through the body. Lymph vessels are connected by lymph nodes which are found at various intervals, and drain the lymph from the extracellular spaces to the arteriovenous circulation.
The capacity of the lymphatic system is of 2 liters of lymph, while the veins can carry 3.7 liters of fluid. As for lymph nodes, a normal, adult body contains around 450 lymph nodes, most of them being distributed in the abdomen and pelvis.
Since the lymphatic system contains no pump, the movement of lymph depends on the contractions of the surrounding muscles. Although the contractions of blood vessels can also stimulate lymph drainage, most of the movement results from skeletal muscle contractions. For this reason, the most efficient solutions for stimulating lymphatic drainage, in case of a clogged system, are those that cause muscle contractions, such as conventional exercise or whole body vibration for example.
These small, bean-shaped glands are spread throughout the body and are connected by lymph vessels, forming the lymphatic system. The main role of this system is to protect the body against ailments, as part of the immune system, and to transport the lymph, just like the cardiovascular system carries the blood.
Here’s how the lymphatic system works: as blood circulates throughout the body, it leaks out from the blood vessels into the tissues, providing the cells with nutrients and transporting toxins as well. From tissues, the leaked fluid drains into the lymph vessels, which transport the liquid to the lymph nodes. Here, lymph is filtered and white cells kill all viruses and bacteria found in lymph, then the cleared lymph is emptied back into the bloodstream.
The lymphatic system works continuously, but unlike the cardiovascular one, it has no pump to push the fluid faster through the vessels, or to ensure a proper lymph circulation. Still, it’s not composed only of nodes and vessels – the spleen, thymus, tonsils and adenoids are also parts of the lymphatic system, each of them having their role in draining the lymph and removing bacteria and toxins from the body.
Back to lymph nodes: these are located in several regions, some of them being closer to the skin’s surface – nodes in armpits, groin and neck area, while some are found in the chest, abdomen and pelvis regions. Nodes look like tiny olives, and can’t be felt with your hands, except for those located in the armpits, neck and groin area, which can be easily identified when they get swollen.