Following is a brief over view of the lymphatic system, for more in-depth information do a search on the web where it can be explained in fuller detail.
Lymph nodes are like oval shaped organs that are contained in the lymphatic system. They are part of the body’s immune system acting as filters for alien particles and cancer cells in the human body. The areas that are of significance to Cai Bei are the lymph nodes that are present in the armpit and groin area. These lymph nodes can become enlarged or inflamed from various infections and diseases; such as infections that cause a sore throat to life-threatening cancer. They have a very important function in maintaining the health and well being of everybody.
Axillary Lymph Nodes
The nodes in the armpit area are responsible for draining white blood cells from the breast, neck, upper arms and the underarm. In women with breast cancer these nodes can be attacked by the cancer cells and allow entry into the lymphatic system and travel to other parts of the body.
In essence, the nodes contains an interstitial fluid that while delivering water and nutrients also gather waste from the cells such as dead cells, viruses, bacteria and tumor cells. After filtering out the unwanted materials the fluid is returned to the bloodstream where it once again becomes blood plasma.
Inguinial Lymph Nodes
These nodes reside in the groin area on both sides of the pubic triangle where the lower abdomen and the hip and leg joints is. They reside inside the Inguinial canal. These nodes filter lymphatic fluid that drains from the feet, genitals, groin and legs. They do the same job as the axillary nodes in keeping the body’s immune system in working order. There is a slight difference between male and female Inguinial canals; in males it’s is larger and more prominent.
Cai Bei is very effective in helping the lymphatic system function properly. Applying Cai Bei helps to free up any blockages found in the axillary and Inguinial areas resulting in drainage and better circulation for nutrients and disposal of waste materials etc…