The lymph system plays a major role in the body’s defense mechanism. Its main function is concerned with metabolic processes, and the lymph system interacts with every organ in the human body.
Unlike most functions of the human body, relatively little is known about the lymphatic system It is a circulatory system, and just as important as the cardiovascular system. The lymph system plays a major role in the body’s defense mechanism. It consists of transportation ducts, as well as a large variety of different cell structures (lymph nodes, spleen, thymus, tonsils).
Its main function is concerned with metabolic processes, and the lymph system interacts with every organ in the human body. It is vital in the distribution of fluid and nutrients throughout the body. It also ensures drainage of excess fluids and proteins and acts as a “garbage collector” for cell debris, fats, foreign bodies, bacteria, and other metabolic waste. These toxic substances are carried away in a one-way system of transportation ducts.
The fluid which flows in this system is called lymph. It fills the intracellular spaces, and consists of fluid, electrolytes and proteins.
Lymph capillaries are one-way, open-ended vessels which permeate the entire body. Their task is to collect excess fluid and transport it to larger vessels, which ultimately flow into the venous system.
What is the purpose of lymph nodes?
The pathway of lymph vessels is interrupted by more than 100 pea or bean-sized organs, the lymph nodes. They are the filtering stations, and collect micro-organisms and toxic substances from the lymph and destroy them. When you get an ear or throat infection, you may have swollen and painful lymph nodes. The swelling indicates that the lymph nodes are under great stress.
What does the Spleen do?
The Spleen is the largest lymphatic organ and has the same filtering function as the lymph nodes. In addition, it produces white blood cells called T-Lymphocytes, which are an important part of the immune system.
What happens when the lymph system gets overloaded?
If the lymphatic system becomes too stressed with excess fluids, they escape into the surrounding tissue, leading to swelling of the affected part of the body. This is what is known as lymphedema. Often, this happens as a result of surgery, radiation, injury y, inflammation, burns, tumors or parasites. The skin in the affected area can swell up severely, and the tissue gets firm and painful.
How can lymphatic congestion be treated?
Lymphedema, and overburdened lymphatic systems require treatment by specially trained professionals.
In 1971, the Austrian doctor and researcher, Dr. Vodder, began training therapists, and showed how lymph can be manipulated in order to detoxify the body. This process has become vital to Europe’s medical establishment, and is now recognized by most European health insurances.
However, manual lymphatic drainage and detoxification is very slow, and has to be repeated many times in order to be effective.
Around the same time as manual lymphatic drainage became recognized in Europe, Dr. Marika von Viczay, frustrated with the slow progress, began to research photon and soft laser application in the USA. She developed a Photon based device which helps speed up the drainage process dramatically.
What is ISIS Lymphatic Detoxification?
In the ISIS Lymphatic Detoxification process, Photon/Laser Light Emission Therapy™, developed by Dr. Viczay, is incorporated. Photon delivery aids in the decongestion of coagulated lymphatic fluids.
A photon “wand” is gently moved over the congested areas, liquefying the lymph. Manual therapy is then used to move the lymph along its channels and out through the thoracic duct from where it is eliminated. The use of the ISIS Lymphatic Detoxification process speeds up the drainage dramatically.
What should you expect from a Lymphatic Detoxification session?
Initially your whole health and the level of lymphatic stagnation will be assessed. We take several measurements on the body to keep track of progress. Then the drainage process will be initiated, starting at the collar bone. We work our way systematically through the entire body.
The ISIS Lymphatic Detoxification process feels pleasant and relaxing, like being pampered at a classic health spa. At no time will you experience pain or discomfort. The manual movements are extremely gentle.
How long does Lymphatic Detoxification take?
Each individual session lasts between one half to one full hour.
Depending on the illness and degree of stagnation, between three to ten sessions are usually sufficient for detoxification.
Who benefits from Lymphatic Detoxification?
Aside from treating Lymphedema, the ISIS Lymphatic Detoxification is used for any chronic illness that benefits from detoxification. It is also helpful after removal of heavy metals such as mercury based fillings from the teeth.
Does it work for Weight Loss?
Excess body weight is often associated with stagnant lymph. It is not uncommon for the body to hold toxins in fat cells and in the lymphatic system. Once the body stops unloading these toxins, it becomes increasingly difficult to loose weight. For this reason, ISIS Lymphatic Detoxification is highly beneficial in weight loss.