By: John Ossipinsky Author and Founder, Lymphatic Wellness Center
Many of the diseases that affect people today like chronic pain, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, asthma, IBS, insomnia even cancer have a common contributing factor, the lack of circulation. When circulation becomes limited, cells become damaged from acidic cellular waste building in and around them. As acid waste builds in an area it becomes more acidic and damaging to the body, creating a breeding ground for viruses, bacteria and many diseases.
One of the most important steps one can take to improve your energy and health is moving blood through the body to increase circulation on a daily basis. Too often people do a lot of sitting. They sit while commuting to and from work and then sit for hours at work. At home they sit in front of the TV or computer for hours. People don’t realize how important posture is in keeping circulation moving
People don’t realize they have been slouching for months while writing, sometimes 12 hours a day, which can slow the circulation in the lower body. During the day, try jumping on a rebounder or taking a walk, this can help but is not enough. Most need to find a way to improve circulation. Simple knowledge of the lymphatic system offers a great solution to activate the lymph nodes in the abdomen, chest and neck to improve circulation.
Overall there are between 400 to 700 lymph nodes in the body, almost half of your lymph nodes are in your abdomen and neck. When you do a crunch you are helping to pump hundreds of lymph nodes that help to propel lymph and fluid through your body. While doing a crunch you also are stimulating the lymph nodes in the chest and neck. If you haven’t been exercising or have pain a crunch is an easy way to start moving blood through your body. When doing a crunch be aware of any bulging in the abdomen, as you exert pressure you may notice a bulging which may be a hernia that you were unaware of. Mention this to your doctor next time you see him or her.
A crunch is very simple to do, lay flat on the floor and bring your knees up placing your heels of your feet about a foot from your buttocks. Cross your arms over your chest with your hands ending up on alternate shoulders. Slightly raise your head and then shoulders off the ground, then lower back to the ground and repeat. If you have never tried a crunch it is easy on the body many seniors with health problems can do this because it helps to move lymph and blood so well. Crunches also strengthen muscles in the abdomen and upper body helping your posture. When starting out try to do 3 sets of 5-10 crunches and overtime add more as you become stronger. You will quickly see and feel how your body begins to change as you begin to contract your muscles and activate lymph flow.
John AKA Lymphman-Lymphatic System – pH Researcher / Author / Lymphpractor
After retiring from the New York City Fire Department in 1991, John Ossipinsky and his wife Eileen, moved to Phoenix, Arizona. In 1994 John graduated from Phoenix Therapeutic Massage College. He continued his education with the Upledger Institute and Chikly Institute where he learned the work of three world renowned doctors who use their hands to improve the health of the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord and nerves), visceral (organ) system and the lymphatic system. John became certified in Lymphedema Therapy and CranioSacral Therapy. In 1995 Eileen opened the Center for Natural Therapy which has become The Lymphatic Wellness Center.
John has been studying and working with the body, especially the lymphatic system and the brain, for over 15 years. He knows how the lymphatic system plays critical roles in detoxification and completing circulation through the tissues of the body, including the skin, muscles, bones, organs, nerves, spinal cord and brain. Lymphatic system detoxification is the new science of health.
In 2003 John learned about acid-alkaline balance and began studying the relationship of the lymphatic system and acid in the body. His studies showed that many people with health problems are severely acidic, possibly 100 times more acidic than they should be. He realized then that an overly-acidic body could slow or stop all or parts of the lymphatic system (a sewage treatment plant for the body).
lf your lymphatic system is hindered then cellular waste, proteins, fluid and toxins can accumulate in any part of the body and brain creating an unhealthy cellular environment, weight gain, a weakened immune system and a breeding ground for disease.This buildup of acid waste damages our cells and can constrict or tighten our muscles, organs, nerves and brain. This tightening limits circulation damaging our cells and over all health.