One of the most important areas of the body that is often neglected is the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is responsible for clearing and recycling the waste fluid of cellular metabolism. This waste fluid contains toxins and metabolic by-products that are collected by the lymphatic vessels and returned into the general blood circulation where it is detoxified by the liver and kidneys. If the flow of this fluid is sluggish or static (no movement) then the lymph is said to be congested. Congested lymph can cause a wide variety of problems including unhealthy skin, acne, muscular pain, weakness, dizziness/vertigo, ringing in the ears and other symptoms relating to toxicity and fluid retention. Muscular contraction and relaxation are the primary ways that the body moves lymph around. When someone has insufficient lymphatic circulation it is not unusual for caresses to feel unpleasant and it can make it difficult to keep still since your body needs more muscular activity to help move this irritating fluid. This can result in tossing and turning in bed and needing to get up and move around because of pain, particularly flank pain after lying still for too long. After moving around enough the discomfort will start to subside due to the movement of this fluid. Lymphatic reflexes are one of the 5 primary treatment modalities developed in Applied Kinesiology. Doctors with this AK training have many different ways of helping restore proper lymphatic function through specific reflex points, massage, herbs and many other techniques.