Psychosomatics of Lymph Node Inflammation

As we know, the lymphatic system plays an important role in the human body. It cleanses the blood and organ cells of waste and debris, and also protects against viruses and pathogenic bacteria. Thus, when foreign bacteria enter the body, a lymph node in a specific part of the body begins to produce a large number of lymphocytes, which rush to the defense. However, if the lymphocytes of a particular lymph node cannot clear their area for some reason, the microbes accumulate, and inflammation and enlargement of the lymph node (lymphadenitis) begin. Lymphedema (or lymphostasis) is swelling of the arms or legs, as well as an organ. If mature lymphocyte cells transform, a tumoral disease (lymphogranulomatosis) begins.

Psychosomatics of lymph nodes

When considering the psychosomatics of lymph nodes, we will start from the two functions mentioned above: cleansing and protection. The question arises: What causes a lymph node to produce a large number of lymphocytes, so much so that the lymphoid tissue increases, even when there are no visible physical “enemy bacteria”?

This means that there are invisible, psychological reasons. For example, if the cleansing function suffers, it may indicate that the person does not want or cannot cleanse their inner world of certain negative experiences.

Psychological reasons for lymph node inflammation

Let’s consider the negativity from which the lymphatic system wants to free itself:

  • A persistent feeling that a person cannot protect themselves from someone (unpleasant people) or something (unpleasant events, relationships) – then the protection function in a specific lymph node is triggered, and it overflows with unnecessary lymphocytes. Unnecessary – because they are not needed physically (but the psyche needs protection);
  • Feelings of guilt due to not meeting someone’s expectations. If one has to do as “necessary,” “should” (or be a certain way) to maintain good relations in a certain area – the corresponding part of the body reacts.
  • Sometimes a person does not see the point in the actions required of them but is forced to perform them. Then there is congestion in the lymph vessels and swelling occurs, as the person (child) inside “rebels,” revolts. This negativity accumulates and causes such a reaction in the body. Negative experiences can be compared to pathogenic bacteria that can block the functions of the lymph vessels. Often, a person stops valuing themselves, starts living in dissatisfaction with themselves (this can be due to failures at work, in the family, in studies, in creativity, etc.) – and in the body, in a specific place, a protective signal is triggered.

In children, lymph nodes in the neck often become inflamed because they must say what is required and “not say too much.” They, due to their natural sincerity and naivety, cannot understand “why?” And in the soul, a contradiction arises, which blocks the possibility of speaking by enlarging the lymph node in the throat.

Often in adult children (often with the help of parental pressure), strong (deadly) shame arises that they did not meet their expectations. This can lead to lymphogranulomatosis (or Hodgkin’s lymphoma).

What is the healing?

If the cause is in a person’s negative experiences, then, of course, physical healing will come only through spiritual healing. It is necessary to look at the seemingly negative situation from the other side. For example, even if you, an adult, are forced from your point of view to perform meaningless work, try to look at it from the perspective of the person who assigned it. By understanding them, you will help yourself get rid of negativity and ailment.

Remember: it is you who “color” your perception of the situation in negative or positive with your emotions. Each of your negative reactions worsens the condition of the lymph and the body as a whole. What to “color” is your choice, but you will also be responsible for the consequences.

I hope this article will serve as a hint to someone.


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