We always hear about boosting the immune system and things we can do strengthen it against the incessant intruders looking to take us down. But what exactly is the immune system, where does it live in the body and how do you support and strengthen it year-round?
Your immune system is located throughout the body, but around 60%-70% is actually in your abdomen. Made up of the lymphatic and digestive systems, the immune system is like a patchwork of organs that work to fight pathogens (intruders in the body) and strengthen overall health to decrease susceptibility to falling ill.
The lymphatic system is a vast, total body network that produces and circulates disease-fighting white blood cells throughout the body by lymphatic fluid.
Lymph nodes are small bean-shaped organs spread throughout the body, about 500-700 total. They lie along the network of lymphatic vessels, which work to collect infectious diseases and deliver it to the nodes, and function like hubs for producing lymphatic fluid and filtering out collected pathogens from the body. When the lymph nodes are physically or energetically stimulated, they can produce lymphatic fluid more efficiently and filter more impurities.
There is a higher concentration of lymph nodes in the abdomen than anywhere else in the body to further assist the removal of harmful intruders that we may encounter, and many of these are very close to the belly button. This, coupled with the influence of the intestines on the immune system, makes it indeed true that 60%-70% of your immune system lives in your gut.
Your intestines play an important role in the health of your immune system because they house trillions of gut bacteria that have an influence on the health of your entire body. These microbes are so important because they not only break down food and create vitamins and hormones, but they also act to stop pathogens.
Consisting of beneficial, intermediate and harmful bacteria, it is ideal to have more beneficial, and less harmful bacteria. This can be achieved with probiotics and prebiotics, which promote the growth of good flora and kill the bad. When the intestines are stocked with beneficial and intermediate bacteria, they can more efficiently and effectively kill consumed pathogens that could weaken our immune system as a whole.
“A person’s death begins in the gut,” said world-famous Russian biologist Ilya Ilyich Mechnikov.
Now that you know how important the gut is to your immune system and overall health, how do you strengthen and support it?
Belly Button Healing is a revolutionary method developed by CYE founder and international mind-body healer, Ilchi Lee. Through his many years of studying the body and mind, he found that anatomically and spiritually, everything was interconnected and dependent upon homeostasis. This discovery led him to develop and test natural self-healing methods that could be done easily by everyone, with profound and lasting effects.
Although your navel may be a place that you would least expect to have transformational effects on your body, it acts as your “reset button” because just below it lies:
90% of the body's serotonin - the happiness hormone
50% of the body's dopamine - the joy hormone
An extensive network of fascial tissue (holds all your organs together)
About a third of the blood in the body
Enteric Nervous System
Belly Button Healing is the regular and mindful stimulation of the belly button to stimulate the entire abdomen. This increases blood flow, massages organs, releases mood-enhancing hormones, loosens and removes excess waste, detoxifies the entire body and boosts immunity and energy.
This form of self-acupressure has lasting effects when done regularly, and we have seen people recover from ailments ranging from high blood pressure to extreme sciatic pain and regular constipation. But most importantly, the immune system can be significantly revitalized with this ground-breaking method, naturally!
Simple Exercise, Profound Results
The most incredible thing about Belly Button Healing is that it can be done by almost anyone, anywhere, anytime with results in just 3-minutes a day.
Watch this video and discover the miraculous and immediate effects of Belly Button Healing!
Practicing Belly Button Healing for just 3-minutes a day with the Belly Button Healing wand is akin to an exercise for your insides—an Internal Exercise! This will amplify the health of your immune system naturally by helping to clear energetic blockages, increase blood circulation, remove excess waste in the intestines and provide a healthy environment for the beneficial bacteria in the gut. You will also become more in tune with your body, and you will be able to detect imbalances in your body more easily.
You can get the 3-piece Belly Button Healing Kit here to make daily Internal Exercise easy and effective.
You don’t have to wait until cold or flu season to begin strengthening your immune system! Do Belly Button Healing year-round to steer clear of infection.