Lymph Class

Lymph Class

A river runs through us is an in-depth class on lymphagogues- herbs that promote lymphatic circulation. But how do herbs work with our lymph system?  And when would we use herbs?  In this class we dive deep into the watery well of the lymph system-our filtration and drainage system. We will cover basic lymph anatomy, the main functions of the lymph system, break down two different herbal approaches when working with the lymph system. Discuss how our lymph is part of our immune system.  And herbs that are used for immune and lymph support as well as three clinical cases to discuss. Hopefully you will leave the class feeling informed and confident on the lymph system and how as herbalists, or other providers you can fully support it.

“April’s wet air moistens our inner pathways, which have grown thirsty and dry from so much time indoors. To quench our thirst, the rains give rise to plants which renew our inner rivers. The wild plants that thrive in April are rich in minerals that replenish the essential waters of life: the blood and lymphatic systems.”

-Judith Berger

I went to the deepest wells of water 

To get reconnected 

I watched

I waited

I listened to the babbling brook

And soon came light, 

The cleavers stuck to my hair and made a crown 

The red root was so firmly planted in the ground

I could only pick the leaves for tea

That tingled and energized me

My body 

Half blood

And half water

Moving through the day

Moving through the night

My body

 that has a river

That runs through me 

The light has made the river

Reflect myself back at me

Reconnecting me to the water inside of me

The goddess of spring, the nymph that is

Inside of you,

That is

Inside of me.  

 

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