Contraindications happen when an increase in lymph flow would be detrimental. Contraindications can either be absolute or relative. Check with your physician before doing any lymphatic work, as they can override relative contraindications if they feel it can be helpful, but the absolute contraindications cannot be overridden.
Acute Inflammation: caused by bacteria, viruses and poisons are contraindicated. Tissues will be red, hot, and painful with congestion accompanied by fever. Lymphatic drainage will push these substances into the lymph channels before the body has a chance to eliminate them. This way one can spread the toxic substances throughout the body. It is best to wait a few days until the condition is not acute and the body has had a chance to clean up the area.
Malignant Tumors: there is a fear of spreading the cancer.
Thrombosis: can lead to free floating blood clots in the circulatory system.
Major heart problems: if the heart is not fully functioning, edema can be lymphodynamic due to a lack of venous return. Pumping more fluid in the heart may stress it more than the actual condition.
Relative Indications or Precautions:
Kidney problems, Bronchial Asthma, Thyroid problems, Medications, Chemotherapy, Pregnancy, Menstruation, Removed Spleen.
Common detox symptoms you may experience:
Increased urination Fatigue
Increased sweating Nausea
Headache/Migraine Flu-light symptoms (no fever)
Increased bowel movements
To help reduce detox symptoms:
Warm Water: Drink lots of room temperature water with electrolytes added (Pink Himalayan salt, Fulvic/Humic minerals (available on Amazon)).
Move your body: Increase your movement. Take a 10-minute walk. Jump up and down. Dance. Movement helps flush the toxins from your body.
Dry Brush: Use a soft, natural bristle brush to lightly brush your skin, starting at your collarbones down towards your feet, with all strokes going towards your heart. Brush sets available through me.
Daily lymphatic clearing: Continue to do your daily node clearing exercises to help move lymph through your body.
Daily Lymphatic Clearing Videos:
If you just starting out, start with the Step 1 Video: 1 Minute Daily Lymphatic Clearing . Do this routine daily upon waking. Do it until you notice no detox symptoms.
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