It is important to drain this space so that it can be cleaned of debris, waste and toxins. if this space were kept stagnant, the cells would die, starved of oxygen and nutrients, and poisoned by their own toxic waste, as well as by environmental toxins that enter the body through food,water and air contamination. Drainage of the tissue occurs with the help of the bloodstream and lymphatics. New fluid, filled with nutrients and oxygen, seeps through capillary walls into the interstitial space. Some fluid returns to the capillaries, but a large amount as well as white blood cells, proteins, fats, some toxins and large particles of debris are left behind, constituting the lymph, which must find another way back into the bloodstream.
Over 85% of the lymph fluid flowing from the breast drains to the armpit, or axillary, lymph nodes. Most of the remaining fluid enters nodes alongside the breastbone. If anything were to constrict the flow of lymph from the breast, there would be poor drainage of the breast tissue. Slight pressure such as soft tissue compression can influence the flow within the vessel... now what do you suppose a bra can do to the lymphatic flow? because of the way bras are constructed, the weight of the breasts is distributed between the shoulder straps, the side panels, the cups under-wire or cloth support, and the band between the cups. The bra also lifts and shapes the breasts which exerts extra pressure on the breast tissue.
When you consider the lymphatic drainage of the breasts, it seems plausible that the armpit lymph nodes and lymphatics leading to them are constricted by a bra. Drainage to the liver from below the breast may also be stopped by the pressure of the cups against the breast. shoulder straps, too may potentially cut off drainage of those lymphatics that run from the top of the breast to the armpit. Further constriction of the lymphatics may cause toxins to become concentrated within the breast tissue. In theory, the immune system of the breast is being hampered in its job by the bra. Unable to drain the tissue, the immune system cannot filter out toxins and repair damage. For women who take off their bras at night, the process of cleansing and repair can finally begin. Over the years, chronic constriction may take its toll and the immune system is beaten. Some breast cells become malignant.
What can we do? Make sure to wear proper fitting bras without under-wire during the day when needed. If you are home, have a day off, consider going bra less! There are therapeutic essential oils that have been found to be anti tumoral.
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Apply to the breasts once or twice daily for three weeks of each month, stopping on the first day of your period for one week. If you are no longer menstruating, discontinue use for one week of each month.
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