Glial Lymphatic System
The Glyphatic or Glial Lymphatic System and Neural Therapy
One application of neural therapy I use in my office is to help “drain the brain”. It was discovered recently that our brain has its own lymphatic system, called the Glymphatic system. Basically, by pumping cerebral spinal fluid through the brains tissues, the glymphatic system flushes the waste from the brain back into the body’s circulatory system where is goes to the liver for elimination. The system ramps up its activity during sleep, thereby allowing your brain to drain toxins and harmful proteins called amyloid-beta, the build up of which has been linked to Alzheimers. It was discovered that during sleep, the cells of the brain shrink by up to 60%, allowing a greater efficiency of waste removal. Melatonin is the clearing agent for the brain. It is the hormone that stimulates the glial lymphatic system to drain. Melatonin is produced each night naturally when we sleep, but is tied closely to light exposure and our ability to have complete darkness when we are asleep. Melatonin is only produced in total darkness and any light exposure during the night stops your melatonin production which ultimately affects your ability to adequately drain harmful brain toxins at night. Orally consumed melatonin is not as effective as your own natural melatonin.
I use a technique from Dr. Deitrich Klinghart where by neural therapy injections of procaine are used to stimulate the brain to drain. I use a safe anesthetic called Procaine to stimulate 10 to 12 different lymphatic areas (neck chain, tonsils, adenoids, to name a few) that result in the stimulation of the glial lymphatic system, which helps to drain toxins from the brain, ultimately reducing brain inflammation and toxicity. The entire procedure takes less than 15 minutes and is completely safe. No harmful chemicals are used. The process is designed to trigger and stimulate your bodies natural channels for drainage, so it happens at your bodies pace. I have seen it be helpful with patients that have had long term brain inflammation related to metal poisoning, chronic infection and insomnia.
Sometimes we employ binders like chlorella or charcoals/clays if we think there is potential to drop heavy-metal toxic loads from the brain. Ideally we recommend to have vitamin C therapy in conjunction with the protocol we have affectionately named “Clean the Head” as it boosts your healing for a short time. We have seen tremendous results with the patients we have treated with this protocol. Most people experience immediate improved mental acuity and less brain fog. With repeated exposures we have seen improved psychological attitude and improved emotional well-being as a result of reducing the toxic load on the brain.