Cancer has effected millions of people in the world. While once cancer was limited to roughly one person in every 20 having it, now it is occurring in one out of three people. Radiation treatment used has devastating effects on the body. Even low dose chemo makes people very sick. While many survive, there is a huge loss of lives each year. For this reason, many alternative medical treatment centers have risen up to help save lives with natural treatments that help the body heal themselves. One of those involves lymphatic drainage therapy.
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy
People have about 500 lymph nodes in their bodies. Their job is to stop the spread of infection or disease. They act as a filtration system which catches infection or cancerous cells so they can’t go to other parts of the body. When there is to much infection or cancer, they become enlarged and swollen and can’t do their jobs effectively. lymphatic drainage therapy is used in cases of swollen lymph nodes to gently massage them to help them release the toxins they hold and reduce in size. Very gentle pressure is applied in a sweeping motion. Because lymph nodes are just under the skin’s surface, a very light touch is used. It is important to check with your doctor if you have any of the following conditions before you try this therapy:
- If there is a possibility you might be pregnant
- If you have had any injuries or recent surgery in the areas of lymph nodes
- If you have any open wounds
For anyone interested in alternative cancer treatments it is important to seek a quality holistic center that focuses on treating the entire body and the mind. Having cancer is extremely stressful, and it is important patients have someone to talk to and share their fears with. A treatment center that truly cares about their patients will offer a positive environment with an uplifting staff ready to offer encouragement to those who need it. Some holistic centers offer nutrition therapy as well. This kind of therapy focuses on using a clean diet with no junk food to detoxify the body so that it can heal more easily. They teach patients what to eat and the impact of food on their immune systems. Exercise and meditation are taught as well. Visualization has become commonly used along side these methods. Patients are taught to “see” the cancer cells disappearing from their bodies.