Functional Medicine Update: Lymphatic Therapy for Chronic Immune & Metabolic Disorders, Detoxification and Successful Pain Elimi

Functional Medicine Update: Lymphatic Therapy for Chronic Immune & Metabolic Disorders, Detoxification and Successful Pain Elimination

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Functional disturbances of the lymphatic system are found in chronic immune disorders, chronic metabolic disorders (obesity), chronic pain syndromes and accelerated molecular and tissue aging. These multisystem disorders reflect dysregulations of the extracellular matrix and congestion of the lymphatic system. Since it is primarily a disorder of energetic regulation, most traditional diagnostic evaluations, although aggressive, fail to elucidate the immunologic and multisystem abnormalities associated with lymph stasis, lymphedema, and lymphotoxicosis.

The wellspring of immunologic defense is the lymphatic system. Because infectious agents can enter the body at any point, the tissues and organs of the lymphatic system must function efficiently at optimal levels of performance. The thymus makes T cells and the bone marrow makes B cells. These lymphocytes circulate in the blood until they lymphoid organs (lymph nodes, spleen and tonsils). Antigen and antigen-presenting cells enter through the afferent lymphatic vessels causing lymphocyte activation in the lymph nodes. Activated lymphocytes flow out of the lymph nodes through the efferent lymphatics and travel through the fluid in the lymphatic vessels through the extracellular matrix into the bloodstream where they spread their protective influence around the body. Eventually the lymphocytes flow into other lymph nodes, and the cycle begins again.

The driving energy of life has its origin in the sun rays that trigger metabolism, and all the other life processes. According to Marika Von Viczay, M.D. sunlight is filtered and blocked out of the body by toxic lymph fluid that denies electrons access to underlying fascia, blood, and the body's energy pathways (acupuncture meridian conduits). In the healthy body tissues oscillate in the same bands as those of the incoming electrons of the sun's rays. This permits the necessary exquisite sunhuman body synchrony to permit reception, storage and release of the sun's incoming electrons. Photon transfer of the sun's catalytic electrons is enhanced by supplying the body with synchronized nutrition and unrefined linoleic and alpha linolenic acids (Rejuvafood(TM)) which form the specific sulfhydryl-containing lipoprotein whose dipolarity and inherent resonance enhance bio-communication.

Pischinger's system of ground regulation, described in Matrix and Matrix Regulation, provides a model for explaining the dynamics of lymph flow relative to the extracellular matrix. The lymphatic and lymphatic organs are connected with the extracellular fluid and takes care of nutrition to cells and the removal of wastes from them. Thus, regulation of the extracellular fluid matrix is part of every inflammation and immune defense process and all basic vital functions of the body.

According to Pischinger, "everything that comes out of the blood takes a somewhat complicated route through the connective tissue to the parenchymal cells and then into the lymphatic system." Toxicity of the connective tissue and related lymphatics cause extensive damage to the meshwork of high-polymer sugar-protein complexes and structural glycoproteins (collagen, elastin, fibronectin, laminin, etc.) - thereby reducing their ability to act as a molecular sieve through which the entire metabolism of the capillaries to the cell and vice versa has to penetrate. Since the lymphatic system is intermeshed throughout the entire organism, superior regulatory centers can be influenced by lymph therapeutics.

The health-damaging effects of many "trapped" toxic environmental, deranged protein molecules and trans fatty acids in the lymphatic system are neglected by most traditional and "holistic" physicians. Proteins that are denatured by cross linking and faulty DNA processing cause many enzymes to fail in their vital energy roles and cause major blockages of lymph nodes - impeding lymph drainage and circulation throughout the body. These blockages lead to severe oxidative stress and defective electrochemical signaling at the cellular level. According to Hay (1983), the expressivity of a cell is directly related to the function of the extracellular fluids.

Other prominent scientists refer to this matrix as the biological terrain whereby modification of the terrain removes any blocks to normal functioning of the organism. However, most homeopathic approaches of detoxification fail to remove molecular and toxin-related blockages that lead to enzyme blockades in the extracellular matrix and lymph system. In addition, these methods of detoxification fail to break up molecular congestion in the biliary and lymphatic system, thus restoring harmonious oscillations throughout the lymphatic system and extracellular matrix.

Channel-forming, complex transmembranes protein structures like P-Glycoprotein are involved in the transport of nutrients, ions and cellular metabolites in and out of the cell. In addition, P-Glycoprotein pumps toxins out of the internal cellular environment (Karnter and Ling, Scientific American, 1989). When the extracellular matrix also loses its structural integrity when accumulations of toxins, denatured protein and mineral complexes build up and distort P-glycoproteins causing toxicity and malnutrition at the cellular level. The result: a blockage of enzyme cascades that regulate cellular responsiveness to hormones, neurotransmitters and G proteins. Controlling the turntable of all natural healing processes, the extracellular matrix is made up of crystalline structures and structured water that interacts, amplifies and radiates energy to the cellular and subcellular crystalline structures. When these delicate structures are clogged by proteins and damaged by storage of tra ns fatty acids, cellular membrane proteins fail to resonate sympathetically with the extracellular matrix. Cellular membrane proteins are crystalline-like energy transducers that resonate sympathetically with the extracellular matrix, thereby allowing assimilation of enzyme-catalyzed nutrients into the cell. Utilization of synchronized enzyme complexes creates an amplified crystalline resonant field that provides superior nourishment to the immune system and cells of the body. Synchronization of nutrient complexes improves electron transfer, thereby stabilizing molecular defenses. Like a waterfall turning a turbine to generate electricity, the electron transport chain causes changes in electrons that cause glucose molecules to convert into high energy compounds like adenosine triphosphate (ATP).

When these cellular membrane proteins and proteins of the extracellular matrix fail to resonate harmoniously, important immune factors like nitric oxide are not produced in adequate amounts by enzymes, resulting in a decrease of macrophage defenses. Nitric acid has been documented to be of vital physiological significance, especially in the modulation and regulation of a number of processes (Synder and Bredt, Scientific American, 1992). Major histocompatibility complex (MHC) molecules serve vital functions in binding and processing of antigens (Weissman and Cooper, Scientific American, 1993). MHC molecules are also affected by this molecular chaos and as a result their ability to process and bind antigens is reduced. MHC molecules signal lymph nodes to recruit lymphocytes for the immune response and often fail to penetrate hard and swollen nodes and initiate an optimal immune response. G proteins that serve as cellular membrane switches and timers (Linder and Gilman, Scientific American, 1993), may fail to resonate at the proper frequency - resulting in problems in signal transduction (cellular dysorganization and dysregulation). However, with proper lymph therapy and nutritional support, each cell and organ can find its own natural harmonic frequency and be vibrated back to its natural state.

Accelerated oxidative molecular injury and tissue aging from a dietary intake of too many cooked, processed and denatured fats (trans fatty acids) and proteins results in functional disturbances of the lymphatic system, liver and neuroendocrine systems. When double bonds of certain fats combine with oxygen, two major peroxide products are produced: malonaldehyde and ketoaldehyde. These peroxides generate renegade free radical reactions that react with fatty acids in cell membranes destabilizing cellular structures and inhibiting enzyme systems. Structural and functional impairments of immune cells due to a reduction in electron transfer defenses cause enzyme induction and inactivation involving dysregulation of acetylation, carbon and sulfur oxidation, methylation, conjugation, glucuronidation, plasma membrane receptors, membrane peroxidation, oxidative protein cross-linking and molecular permutations of the oligo-and polysaccharides. The length of the life span of an organism i s determined by the ability of its tissues to produce and maintain enzyme activity while maintaining the delicate balance between metabolic oxidant stress and antioxidant defense. From a nutritional perspective, cellular membranes depend on unrefined fatty acids for electron transfer defenses while the specialized structures of protein provide electron transfer defense in the extracellular matrix.

Many functions of enzymes in the immune response cannot be assessed with standard laboratory tests. For example, enzymes called tyrosine kinases catalyze changes intracellular signals that excite a cascade of reactions that prompts B cells to divide and to secrete antibodies (Paul, E.E., Scientific American, 1993). Proteasomes degrade proteins that have outlived their usefulness or have been damaged or formed incorrectly (Englehard, V., Scientific American 1994). T cells secrete proteases, enzymes that help to create a hole in the blood vessels and enable T cell to tighten its cytoskeleton so that it can squeeze through the tiny hole (Steinman, L., Scientific American, 1993). Nitric acid is not synthesized without an enzyme derived from arginine, reducing macrophage defenses (Synder and Bredt, Scientific American, 1992). Many unwanted immune reactions can be avoided by activating enzymes and detoxifying the extracellular matrix and lymphatic system.

Bio-communication requires bio-transmitters as well as bio-sensors, so the presence of electromagnetic radiation from self-regulating living systems is to be expected. According to Dr. C.W. Smith: "Living systems show evidence of highly developed bio-communication systems involving bio-transmitter oscillators and bio-sensors and negative feedback control systems providing the degree of homeostasis necessary for survival. The application of the laws of physics to living systems gives insight into their modes of operation and suggests that this take place in a controlled manner and close to the fundamental physical limits." Enzymes, which have such remarkable properties, possess a metastable state with high electric dipole moment. Many physicists have shown that many biomolecules (enzymes) are electric transducers that generate coherent photons, rather than their energy becoming thermalized (Popp, F.A. Electromagnetic Bio-lnformation 1989).

After decades of research, Dr. Harold Saxon Burr of Yale University School of Medicine stated: "All living processes are closely associated with electrical processes. The pattern or organization of any biological systems is established by a complex electrodynamic field which is, in part, determined by its atomic physiochemical components and which, in part, determines the behavior and orientation of those components...More establishing pattern, it must maintain pattern in the midst of a physiochemical flux. Therefore, it must be the mechanism, the outcome of whose activity is `wholeness', organization, and continuity." The resonance and coordination processes in the lymph and extracellular fluid and the resultant optimal interplay between multiple control circuits is, in effect, communication between the various functional processes within the organism. According to Helmut Breithaupt, M.D. it can be proven, both theoretically and empirically, that optimal interaction between con trol circuits occurs when the corresponding oscillations are also optimally synchronized.

Long before pathology is observed, there are losses in functional integrity of the organ systems with increasing sensitivity to the environment and a gradual reduction in vitality. Vital to the understanding of lymphatic disorders is the view of the body as an energy system, composed of oscillations at various frequencies. When these oscillations are disturbed by "trapped lymph toxins" and electromagnetic pollution, faulty enzymatic processing of proteins and disturbances in molecular equilibrium trigger a cascade of chaotic energetic-molecular reactions. These energetic-molecular reactions lead to the mutation in DNA encoding and the accumulation of amyloid beta protein in the extracellular fluid matrix and lymphatics. According to Selkoe, amyloid beta protein can have trophic and toxic effects on the surrounding axons and dendrites resulting in neuritic plaques with a resulting loss of synapses and decline in neurological activity (Selkoe, D.J., Scientific American, 1993). Fu rthermore, there is solid evidence that DNA works as a photon store that controls enzyme activity, repair functions, and genetic control of transcription and replication of DNA (Popp, 1989).

Immunity includes the sum of all physiologic mechanisms in a dynamic interplay of interrelated functions and energetic patterns of regulation that enable the body to recognize microbials and foreign toxic substances and neutralize, eliminate, or metabolize them. Effective care for patients with immune disorders can be accomplished only with an understanding of how the immune system orchestrates the immune response in concert with the neurohormonal-energetic system and the digestive system as both a protective barrier of defense and a system that provides nourishment to the immune system. The decline in pH and enzyme activity and poor dietary choices result in digestive leuocytosis, maldigestion and toxic bowels (dysbiosis) which further accelerate states of oxidative injury and enzyme depletion.

The principle of cellular resonance was also documented by Johnson and Porter in 1970 and Basset in 1971 who noted that alterations in a cell's electrical environment will create a change in physiological function. McClare in his book Resonance in Bioenergetics (1974) stated: "There is a level of organization in biological systems - a tuned resonance between energy levels in different molecules that enables bioenergetic systems to operate rapidly and yet efficiently." In 1979, Rapp in the book, An Atlas of Cellular Oscillators, cited over 450 papers that document how oscillations in enzyme-catalyzed reactions (protein synthesis, oscillations in cell membranes and all cells) are a multileveled series of interacting systems and subsystems that resonate harmoniously. When synchronicity is thrown out of balance, performance efficiency suffers and illness results.

Although most of these molecular reactions start when the bioenergetic potential of the body is decreased due to consumption of too many cooked proteins and foods, trans fatty acids, water that is not pure, vital and structured, and a failure of the individual to energize the body with activated electrons from sunlight, raw foods and fresh, clean air, they cannot be totally resolved unless old impregnated and toxic accumulations of proteins, trans fatty acids and toxins are mechanically and energetically freed from the lymphatic and connective tissues. Only then will the biological terrain be altered in a positive direction to prevent runaway microbial reactions and viral replications.

All manifestations of life depend on the enzymatic conversion and molecular assembly of many compounds. Toxic molecular complexes cause disturbances in the flow of energy throughout the body. Most illness is a result of sustained toxin damage and the organism trying to compensate without full functional capacity -- as deep-rooted and impregnated toxins and deranged molecules irritate the system and block the flow of harmonious energy streams.

New possibilities arise at the energetic-molecular level from the application of lymph therapy and drainage techniques. Lymph therapy and drainage is in the strictest sense, biological therapy as the vital functions (enzymes) are stimulated or reactivated without triggering regressive vicariations. The most favorable restoration of health becomes possible when the lymphatic system and extracellular matrix are free from toxins and toxin damage. For the first time, a certification course in Lymphatic Therapy & Drainage Techniques will provide instruction and certification on the best and fastest methods of successful treatment and management of lymphogenic disorders.

Article copyright Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients.

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By Paul Yanick

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