Thursday, August 02, 2012
At Healthy Being Wellness Center we concentrate our healing services on
promoting breast health and enhancing the lymphatic function of the
breast and reproductive systems. Healthy Being Wellness Center is St.
Peterburg's premier natural breast health clinic that focuses on
lymphatic therapy for Lymphatic Therapy for Fibrocystic Breast Conditions, Breast Carcinoma, Fibroids. Clients with
breast cancer related lymphedema find relief in a series of electro
lymphatic drainage therapies through the techniques used by Lymphatic
Drainage Specialist, Melissa Gallagher.
DID YOU KNOW?
- Breasts do not have muscles to help move them or a pumping
system to circulate and drain fluids.
- Surgical scars can cause breast pain or â??pullingâ? and can
develop pockets of swelling where fluid collects.
- Monthly cycles, pregnancy and lactation or surgery can
cause a variety of pain or discomfort. Chronic conditions
causing breast congestion are associated with breast pain
and degenerative tissue changes.
- There are many readily available nutritional supplements
and foods that boost breast health factors, including garlic,
turmeric (a natural anti-inflammatory), flax seed and oil,
omega oils, green tea (a natural anti-oxidant), fresh green
vegetables and fresh fruits.
- Smoking, excessive alcohol, sugar and refined foods, pesticides
and herbicides, chemicals and food additives, trans-fats
and hydrogenated oils have been shown to be factors in increased
lymphatic system consists of tiny thin-walled vessels and part of the
lymphatic systemâ??s role is draining lymphatic fluid from the vessels
within the breast tissue. Over 85% of lymphatic fluid from the breast
lymph vessels enters the axillary (armpit) lymph nodes and these vary
from 20 to 30 in number. The lymph nodes function is the removal of
microorganisms and foreign substances - this is where the immune system
is activated. The lymphatic system is responsible for removing toxins,
cell debris, cancer cells, viruses, bacteria and other unwanted matter.
So what occurs when the lymphatic fluid in the Breast is congested?
Reduction of lymphatic flow and congestion within the breast may cause:
â?¢ Pain and/or tenderness.
â?¢ Lumps or fluid filled cysts.
â?¢ Swelling in the axillary (armpit) lymph nodes.
â?¢ Increased breast size.
â?¢ Extra breast tissue occurring in and around the axilla (armpit) area.
â?¢ Lumpy underarms when the toxins continue to build up.
â?¢ Discomfort in the sternum when parasternal nodes are blocked.
â?¢ edema or lymphedema
The reason these conditions can occur is due to toxins and other
unwanted matter becoming trapped in the breast tissue, unable to be
flushed out through the lymphatic system.
THE IMPORTANCE OF THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM IN GOOD BREAST HEALTH
The lymph system is a cleansing system for cellular waste
in the body. It is a one-way transport system that can get
easily clogged, because it doesnâ??t have a pumping system of
its own. The axillary (underarm) lymph nodes are close to the
breast; 97% of the lymphatic fluid that drains breasts is found
in these underarm nodes.
For good breast health, it is imperative to keep the lymph
fluid circulating. Exercise, deep breathing and lymphatic drainage
massage help move the lymph fluid, supporting the clearing
of waste and debris from the system. The better the circulation,
the healthier your breasts and body will be!
you suffer from fibrocystic breasts or have any cysts, fibroids or
adenomas of the breast- please consider lymphatic therapy as one of your
therapies for recovery. Often, all it takes are a few sessions and the
fibroids and cysts can be broken up with the electro-lymphatic drainage
technique our therapist, Melissa Gallagher, utilizes.
don't have to suffer with the pain of fibrocystic breasts. Call today
for a lymphatic therapy assessment with Certified Lymphatic Drainage and
Breast Health Expert, Melissa Gallagher
Visit our website for more information.