For many people the answer to this question is a big, “YES!” You may try tea bags, creams or even cucumber slices to reduce your puffy eyes. Does that fix the problem? Regrettably, those remedies don’t fix the problem. Your puffy eyes will be back, again!
Puffy eyes can be a clue your lymph fluid is getting sluggish.
You already know, the body is mainly water (please read earlier blogs). So, to stay healthy, the water within the body (the lymph fluid) must be flowing continuously – like rivers inside their vessels.
The continuous water movement guarantees the renewal of our body’s water – the lymph fluid. Moving lymph prevents fluid stagnancy and body decay. It causes better metabolic exchange of liquids between cells and capillaries. It better cleanses, nourishes and protects body cells. As a result, healthy cells will trigger not only a vibrant health but also beauty!
Puffy Eyes and Edema
However if the rivers within us – the lymph vessels – are not continuously moving, stagnation, deterioration and disease will follow. As a consequence, edema may show up and your baggy and puffy eyes may be the first clue.
Edema is an abnormal accumulation of fluid in a body part. Edema may be generalized or local. It usually develops in an unnoticeable way.
Edema slows down the metabolic exchange of liquids. When edema persists or reappears periodically, the body tissues are not being properly nourished. The lymph fluid becomes sluggish. Slowly and consistently toxins are retained in the tissues and the lymph rich-protein content begins to harden.
Now, your body is in big trouble! Hardening of the tissues or fibrosis can begin six months after edema starts. Fibrotic tissues lead to tissue calcification; and calcified tissues do not have circulation. So, it is essential to reduce or prevent those puffy eyes. Puffy eyes can be a sign of fluid stagnation in the body and possible future problems.
Good news! There is no need to disguise your baggy and puffy eyes with creams, cucumber or tea bags. You can solve it by addressing the source of the problem – lymph stagnation.
Simple Measures You Can Take to Improve Lymph Flow
· Lymphatic Yoga motions: neck motion – slowly lift your chin to the ceiling and look up, while inhaling slowly; bring it down, on a slow exhalation and look at the heart (Repeat 3X). Bring your head to a neutral position. Turn your head to the right and look over the shoulder far behind you; the same to the left (3X). Shoulder motion – breathe in, slowly lift your shoulders to the ceiling; exhale with a sigh and let them go down (Repeat 5X).
· Breathe deeply and slowly for at least 10 min daily.
· Drink plenty of water.
· Reduce daily salt intake.
· Reduce alcohol intake.
Practice these tips every day! You may be as amazed with the results as I still am today!
Please, share your thoughts and let me know how it works for you,
Take a break and enjoy your Memorial Weekend,
Love to all