Swollen Lymph Node Remedies

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Posted by Suzanne (Quebec, Canada) on 05/26/2011
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I have had a serious case of caseous tonsillitis for the last 8 months and have one particularly painful swollen lymph node on the side of the neck which is most affected. I tried Ted's remedy two night in a row with wonderful results. After about 45 minutes of discomfort and swelling, two bacterial sacks broke the first night and one on the second night (this evening). Thank you Ted! I was getting desperate, but have hopes that I may be able to get rid of the infection using your remedy. I'll keep you posted. Suzanne

Replied by Amanda
Tucson, Az

This sounds like me. I have had tonsilitis since I got mono which was about a year ago, and now I have a swollen lymph node on one side that wont go away! The drs are telling me I need to go to the hospital and possibly have my tonsils removed. I really hope this Apple Cider Vinegar thing helps for me cuz that doesn't sound like fun.

Posted by Dave (Philadelphia, Pa) on 10/13/2009

I noticed I didn't start having swollen glands or sinus infections until I had my wisdom teeth pulled out. Did anyone else notice this? Would there be any connection?

Replied by Josh
Washington Dc, Washington Dc

In responce to the person who had sinus infections only after he got her wisdom teeth pulled.... The same thing happened to my best friend she got her wisdom teeth removed and the root was so long that before the surgery, it was the root of the tooth that blocked the sinus cavity off. Once the tooth was removed the cavity was no longer blocked and was susceptable to infection.

Replied by Ann
Akron, Oh

I too had a wisdom tooth pulled. It was impacted and then I got what they call a dry socket. Due to many infections, they cauterized it and I still have problems. For many reasons, I have lost faith in physicians and instead always now look for a natural cure if possible. But, I truly believe this was all caused by that wisdom tooth. Right now, the gland is swollen and even my cheek is swollen on that side. This is the worst I have had it so I am search for "natural cures".

Replied by Steven

I have read that infection is usually left behind when you have your wisdom teeth pulled. It is not usually cleaned out properly, most assume your body will fight it off. To get the infection out you need a dental cavitation is a procedure where they open the site and again an sterilize, laser and clean it out. It is a low grade infection otherwise, in some people it ends up causing many serious health issues. Find a reputable holistic dentist,

A book that sheds light on this is Root Canal Coverup.

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Posted by Sondra (North Mankato, Minnesota) on 09/28/2009
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Swollen Lymph Nodes

I was diagnosed with Angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma back in May 2009 after a doctor found a enlarged lymph node in my right armpit and did a biopsy. I went through 3 different types of chemotherapy treatments and did not respond to any of the treatments, however, my body became more and more toxic due to the chemotherapy drugs I was given. In the mean time my lymph nodes in my neck, armpits, and groin area continued to get larger and larger. I had read an article on Hydrogen Peroxide in a book that I had purchased and I decided to try their recommendation. After 5 days of taking 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide with distilled water I started seeing a decrease in the size of my lymph nodes. I started taking this mixture the latter part of August 2009 and have continued to take it and currently my lymph nodes are still decreasing. I am wondering now if I really do have cancer or if I had a infection to cause my lymph nodes to swell? Sondra

Replied by Tavora
Brooklyn, Ny

Sondra - you should also consider supplementing your H2O2 therapy w/ the lemon (or) lime baking soda mixture. It helps to alkalize the system quickly and aids in cleaning out the nodes. Though I'm not a fan of drinking it - it does work. I have had slightly enlarged nodes for almost a year now (submandibular and around the base of neck and ear) and have been able to keep them at bay (until I get more solid answers) by either rebounding (mini-trampoline) and/or eating more raw foods. I never heard of rebounding until several months ago but it is superb for cleaning out the lymphatic system! Since the lymph system has no internal pumping mechanism like the heart - it has to be "moved" or drained out with the assistance of exercise. The up/down motion of jumping on the trampoline allows for the valves in the system to open up - which in turn allows for the fluid (or lymph) to be shaken up and "ushered" out towards the kidneys where it will be disposed of through the urine. You should consider it...I think it will be very effective in helping to cleanse, strenghthen and heal your body/immune system.....

You are in my prayers.....

Replied by Dolphy
Johannesburg (south Africa), South Africa

I tested hiv in 2006 October and in november i started developing Lymph nodes, the clinics say that they are unable to help reduce the swelling yet they havent tried any treatment...this is really affecting my social life please help me

Replied by Joyce
Joelton, Tn
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Hello Dolphy from Johannesburg,

Do some research on Urine therapy. In the book "Your Own Perfect Medicine" there was alleged cures of multiple problems, including AIDS. It won't hurt anything to paint the skin over the swollen glands with iodine (or SSKI or Lugol's solution, both of which are potassium iodide solutions). It also won't hurt to take L-lysine & vitamin C 1 gram of each every hour while awake (up to l0 grams per day).

Replied by Mia
Vancouver, British Columbia

Who says cancer isn't a deadly infection? Imagine the collapse of the industry if that became well known?

Imagine if bacteria and fungi and viruses could morph from one to the next, if they were pleomorphic.

Well, medicine only now has begun to arrive at full circle and to discover that indeed this is the case, that the Pasteur world view is incomplete, at best.

Pasteur's perspective was that ALL bad diseases originate from outside the body, act as invaders, and must be denied entry.

In the world of medicine, Pasteur trumped Bechamp and rendered his subtle, insightful theories obscure, by successfully asserting that all infections gain entry from outside, acting like foreign incursions.

Bechamp, on the other hand, argued that we all live with good and not good bacteria, that fungi, bacteria and viruses are merely different stages, held in check, or not, that they are part of a singular progression and that it is internal imbalance within which allows these bacteria, fungi and viruses to morph, that they are in fact pleomorphic.

Pasteur won. And his views prevailed. Hence pasteurization.

Next, imagine using munitions grade mustard gas and deadly radiation (which killed discoverer Madame Curie) to tackle a deadly infection called cancer.

Completely illogical.

This is why antimicrobials such as aloe vera and iodine kill off cancer. Cancer blood slides are often indistinguishable from the fungi of extreme candida slides.


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Posted by Mia (Vancouver, British Columbia) on 11/22/2009
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In late July 2009 @ age 64 I began generously & daily painting my nine lymph nodes with iodine soaked qtip in all four quadrants of my body, covering them with 7% iodine as an experimental treatment for newly diagnosed Stage III non Hodgkins lymphoma (indolent) & the enlarged lymph nodes that go with the territory. I have had NO orthodox cancer treatment, NO invasive diagnosis, just blood tests & ultra sound, no enlarged liver or spleen. Flow cytometry determined the genetic markers for the type of cancer. ALL nodes, regardless of original size, have shrunk by approximately 3/4 of each original size in a four month period. All have stopped feeling "rooted" and are now moveable. I really like thinking of cancer as an infection that is beatable. This lymph node reversal & shrinkage seems to fit with certain iodine 4 health innovative theories I found out there, particularly about the suspected fungal/viral/bacterial nature of cancer. The oncologist is mute, albeit professionally non committal, but clearly stumped. Alternative TCM doc is delighted, fascinated. About to get updated blood panel done. Will keep anyone interested posted. P.S. Admittedly, much more recently "raw family" type green smoothies, Fl-essence anti cancer tea, became part of this program, along with daily ACV, mega green tea caps, selenium, Vit E, & multi enzymes, like serapeptase, etc., plus rebounder, all said to assist cancer cell death. However, node shrinkage was radical before I did much else. I feel & look better than I have in MANY years. ENERGY TO SPARE.

Replied by Merryanne
Orange City, Florida, USA

Mia, That is a wonderful report, I would love more detail, what iodine did you use, do you continually feel stronger, are you sleeping better, can you tell if the iodine has changed anything else in your body or emotions. I will be doing a post myself in a day or so for a 'yea' for Logol's iodine. Merryanne in Fl

Replied by Rob
Manhattan, New York

Thanks Mia, for your thorough post! Interesting & hopeful. When you say four quadrants is that both sides of the neck (behind the ears) and groin area?

Vancouver, British Columbia

The body is divided by Western medicine into four quadrants.

The waist is considered to be the horizontal dividing line. the mid point or centre line from the middle of the top of the head to the middle of the groin is the vertical division line. I had nodes in all four "quadrants".

Since then the Truth About Cancer Gl;obal Quest has explored so much of this.

Nature is SO bountiful with cures, one need only be open to safe easy ways to be well.

Replied by Mia Nony
Vancouver, B.c., Canada

Dear Maryanne & Rob:

First, send for undiluted 5% strength lugol's from Kripps Pharmacy or Finlandia, both in Vancouver, Canada, I researched this in depth. I checked & iodine has been diluted down to almost useless everywhere. Not a profit maker. I surmise cheap cures for cancer are a major threat 2 the billion dollar "industry". Iodine was long called the miracle cure, 19th century doctors knew this well. If you are a research nut like me go to iodine 4 health dot com. If I support my thyroid master gland, my mood lifts markedly as my hormones balance out. Sleep? I remember nothing til morning. The rebounder offers exercise. More important its G-force releases white cells. Lymph nodes are one way straws minus a pump, there to protect us by containing debris & other threats. There are even "sentinel" lymph nodes. This is why I said NO to slice-&-dice diagnosis & radiation, unintentionally thwarting the oncologist. Rebounders release many white cell soldiers to fight back everywhere, partnering w/ iodine. We all need a bit of exercise (least perceived effort, most gain is elliptical) to be fair to ourselves. If you suspect or blood tests reveal your nodes are indolent (silent) lymphoma, it is easy to stage cancer non invasively by palpating by how many quadrants have enlarged nodes. Quadrants are divided by the 2 areas above & below the diaphragm & by right & left sides of the body's centre meridian. I have shrunk nodes on both sides of the neck, groin, rib cage, armpits. Cancer is just like a septic tank! It thrives in an acidic environment, w/ no oxygen & feeds exclusively on fast sugars. If you oxygenate, cut out ALL sugar, ALL ASPARTAME, all toxins, & alkalinize, you starve cancer to death, (poor thing). Multi enzymes, mega strength ECGC green tea caps of any brand, grapeseed extract cause rapid cancer cell death, as does selenium, Vit E, which work synergistically together. Side benefits of the iodine (& smoothies diet) & the rest? Lost 27 lbs in 3.5 months & now my face complexion is excellent instead of pale! Shoot, I am wearing clothes that have come full circle & are now back in style from 20 years ago! I am winning this war, & so can you.

Replied by San
Tampa, Fl

I just wanted to say that what you are doing is very similar to my chosen method of killing my cancer. I had breast cancer in one breast, had it removed and have been doing treatment with supplements and nutrition only. No chemo or radiation at all and I'm feeling and looking great, 4 months now after initial surgery. Am interested to hear more about what you take and would love to share what I am taking. Iodine (sea kelp) is one of them.

Replied by Bella Jones
San Diego, Ca

Hi Mia,
Question, did you drink the Iodine, or paint on your lymph nodes? I've been drinking it and feeling better... It's been a month but I don't see much improvement. Was dx with CLL about two months ago.... I asked Santa for a rebounder for Christmas. Thanks, Chris

Replied by Kat
Campbell River, Bc, Canada

I am so glad to have found this site, I had a lumpectomy done in May, a large cancerous lump was removed. I also did not do treatments and rely on nature as much as I can, I have developed a sudden large hard moveable lump in my armpit, same side left breast. I am so glad to have finally found someone I can talk with with the same values, I also live in bc, on vancovuer Island. I have been searching the internet for ladies in my shoes and avoiding chemo and radiation, thank goodness for this site.

I just had a ultra sound done should have the results back thrusday, finding a Dr who will perform blood work and added tests is not easy, they are trained to think allopathic. I feel all alone also very careful who I talk with about my choices. I am hoping for the best, also have a rebounder and do have to get busy daily, I was running 2k per day and that seems to bring the life back and happy feeling. I have iodine was not aware you could drink this with water- thanks. Also the hydrogen proxide story, where do you get 35% food grade from, I have been doing the baking soda and sea salt as well as ACV just have to be really religious with all the treatments. I also see a TCM and get remedies, so I am really trying to do whatever works on a natural level. I find myself thinking about this all the time. The only time I can let go is when I am busy with grandchildren or running.

I am 54, married, 4 children and 3 grandchildren , so much to live for... I just don't want to become sick for the allopathic treatments, my saying is I have two legs and a heartbeat, I can either get on with living or dying. I chose the living, I am so so sure I can also beat this with diet/ food/ and exercise. Hope I haven't bored you, kat

Replied by Kat
Comox, Bc

Hello to all and Mia form Vancouver,

I am really hoping to find you well and I am on Vancouver Island, also have breast cancer with the lump removed no chemo or radiation or scans yet. Now I have a large moveable lump in my arm pit. I could sure use a friend that is going through the same thing to chat with. I really am trying to stay calm and positive through this in spite of the Doctors remarks. Are you finding any Dr.. S who will support you, and willing to do blood work under the bc medical? I am not. If you are getting blood work done who is doing it??? I too am going to see a TMC and any blood work that he has asked for they refuse, they claim it is of no value.. SO their only solution to this is to go and redo surgery, remove more tissue and remove the lymph nodes and many I am told, also then do Chemo and radiation. Been told by the nurse ( Dec 23) not nice!!!! That if I do not do treatment I will die in 6 months really!!!! wow wow!

So far I feel ok to great some days (not today though ) I try to run 2- k a day, when I can, weather permitted of course in the rain forest. So, I need someone who is going through the same thing, any ideas and remedies that are working. I also know attitutde is a big part of healing. I am using Iodine it is call lugols paint- is this the same as what you are talking about? I am also doing tumeric and honey with castor oil. I also heard blood root and poke root are very good. Not sure yet on how to use these remedies as they can be toxic. Thanks for listening to whoever reads this. Merry Christmas

Replied by Kat
Comox, Bc

Thanks for the Iodine info, Mia- you sound amazing. How much did you take and how much did you paint on your self? thanks Kat, comox, What else did you do??? Was your oncologist ok with you not doing standard treament. Still worked with you, did he/she- what blood work was performed I am am going through lymph node cancer myself no testing or chemo/ or biopsy thanks Kat

Vancouver, British Columbia

Dear Kat: So sorry, did not revisit this site until now, hope you stood up to them.

Using fear for profit is despicable. The thing that kills is fear. When the body feels fear it begins to behave as if under extreme threat. It cannot heal while under threat. Do not let "authorities" instill fear in you. The body knows best. And so do you.

Negotiate with the cancer. Invite it to leave. Do not think in terms of a "fight" against cancer or even using any aggression. Be clear that this is a negotiation. The mind has enormous power to make you sick - or well. Of course you need to help it along. And of course you have to want to live. Sounds simple but many people are conflicted about surviving. Be your own friend in this matter. Claim yourself back from the system.

For the very best kind of truly healing meditation go to chilel.com

The best thing a fine GP doctor ever told me was this: It is YOUR body, it is YOUR choice, and you are the driver, not the passenger.

If you say NO to a bone marrow extract, to removal of your nodes, (like killing off your soldiers), to biopsies, to a CAT scan which is up to 1200 x-rays in one go, bear in mind that all of this is an employment scheme, and all of it is predicated on the assumption that of course you will submit to chemo, radiation.

If not, what stage does it matter that you are at? this is an ecological question, not a medical one.

Change the terrain and the cancer cannot survive. It is fear of change that holds people back from wellness. It is fear of how powerful the mind is to cure the body that gets in the way of wellness. Yet people make themselves sick all the time, same mind, different use.

Starve cancer and it will move on.

Cancer cells are very simple, they need sugar to survive. Cut off the quick release sugars and slow down all carbs with fat, butter, sweet organic butter is fine, it is exempt from the "no dairy" rule.

How invasively they treat you, that is YOUR choice. They do not call it "nuclear" medicine for nothing. It causes cancer. Chemo is derived from mustard gas used to kill soldiers, a chemical invented by a munitions company, and it causes cancer. Check Lancet and New England medicine sites, they admit this in many white papers. X-rays, too, the same thing. the "treatment" causes cancer, additional secondary cancers, the spread of cancer.

You are worth more than that. Refuse to be a medical masochist.

Replied by Denise

Kat, I see it has been sime time since you have posted and hope all is well with you. I have exactly the same thing going on with me. I am the same age as you with 3 children and 5 grandchildren. I had my left breast removed 4 months ago and have a huge lump under my left arm. I have done zero conventional treatments, only natural. Some have been very pricey and I am forced to do some cheaper treatments. I have not tried ACV as of yet. I take iodine but have never applied it directly to the lump. I will try these things. I would love to talk with you and share our experiences. I am sure we can learn from each other!


Replied by Mia
Vancouver, British Columbia

Seven years after "diagnosis" of incurable stage three B cell follicular NHL (Non Hodgkins Lymphoma):

Info update for Iodine, meaning solely potable iodine, specifically Lugol's potable iodine.

A compound pharmacist compounded for me a solution of 12%.

I used 5 drops daily in an ounce of George's debittered aloe vera, to which I added 8 Lumina oxygen drops.

Since that time there have been crack downs on compounding pharmacists, since this cheap cure interferes with the profit margin of the trillion dollar cancer industry.

Now the maximum compounded permitted here is Lugol's 5% strength iodine.

Adjust the dose accordingly. The correct number of drops to equal 12%

Always take a day or two a week to "rest" from iodine.

There is no limit to how much can be painted on nodes externally. Try not to use cotton or Q tips as it contains toxins. Toilet paper contain formaldehyde. Why? Go figure.

Natural alternatives to iodine which are easy to obtain:

There is no limit to how much Nori Sushi type dried Seaweed one can take daily, a perfectly legitimate source of iodine.

Cut out all processed foods, expecially all sugar, dairy, all things "white". Most processed foods and all bread are loaded with bromine which is an antagonist to iodine absorption.

The Iodine Group - Iodine Research
The website iodine4health.com is one part of that group.... website concentrates on iodine research. The Iodine Group emphasizes how to use iodine for health.

EC: Mia, thank you so very much for providing an update after 7 years - wow!

Posted by Lisa (Coto de Caza, CA) on 11/27/2008
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I've have swollen & tender lymph nodes under my jaw for a few years and the Dr.'s ignore it. Found the Iodine cure on this website while looking for something else. I painted Potassium iodide on the lymph nodes and the swelling went down within a few hours, as well as the tenderness. Had to paint on again next morning. I've heard Lugol's works better but it hasn't arrived in the mail yet.

Also, took 4 drops in a glass of water on an empty stomach for the stomach flu ( kids have it) and feel better after about an hour. My fingers are crossed.

Replied by Lisa
Coto de Caza, Ca
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I wrote in earlier about the potassium iodide (painted on) and that brought the swelling down after a few days. Well I got Lugol's iodine in the mail and within 2 days my lymph glands are not swollen. First time in a few years! No pain or tenderness. I started with 4-6 drops in a glass of water on on empty stomach. From what I read, I can work up to several more drops if needed.

Replied by John
Houston, Texas

I have had swollen lymph nodes for2 years under my ear right behind my jaw line . Nothing has worked for me at all. Where can I find this Logul's potassium iodide ? I really need help. My face is starting to look deformed. Please help.

EC: More info on our iodine page.

Potassium Iodide, also called SSKI, available in good health food stores. Lugol's solution is sold online.

Replied by Amk1976
Frisco , Tx

I have a question, when you say painted on, do you mean on your skin? Just over the area that is swollen? Sorry, I hope that isn't a dumb question lol. I have a swollen lymph node, no insurance, so I'm wanting to try the iodine out!

EC: Yes, here are a few posts on the subject!

Replied by Jassem
Al Hasa

Good morning. Have inflammation in the lymph glands under the armpits and in the neck and under the jaw and above the thigh.. I do not know these swollen glands. I went to the hospital and they did not know why.. I hope you can tell me how to prepare the treatment of iodine as well as other treatments.. I used castor oil, did not give the result.

Replied by Timh

Jassem: It seems like you have been exposed to some toxic chemical. Take hot full body baths w/ 1/4 cup Baking Soda (Sodium Bicarbonate) and 1/4 cup Epsom Salts (Magnesium Sulfate) while gently massaging the nodes. Take the herb Pau De Arco as it cleanses the lymph. Vit-C 500mg 3x daily will also help. Apply Cod Liver Oil directly over the swollen nodes and gently massage.

Replied by Jazz
Kingston, Ontario, Canada

I'll take some more Lugol's Solution (am flaring a bit so in obvious pain) and see if that reduces it. My rheumatologist thinks I have UTCD but my naturopath thinks I have Hashimoto's as I have weight gain while eating healthy and swollen nodes in my neck. She also has me on Selenium, Omega 3D and Vitamin D.

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Posted by Lovelyrita (Arvada, Co, Usa) on 07/03/2011
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My lymph nodes have been very swollen and tender recently, with a burning sensation. Blood tests have all been normal and doctors aren't quite sure what it is yet. To get relief, however, I have been applying topically Lavender Essential oil and rubbing it into my skin over the swollen areas with vaseline. It has really worked to relieve the pain! I'll apply some vaseline, then add 3-4 drops of Lavender oil and begin massaging the area. After a minute, I just feel so much relief. It feels like it has a real calming effect. It works incredibly well if you do this, and then apply mild heat to the area with a heating pad. This has saved me from so much pain while trying to heal my condition!


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Posted by Mybodywasmyprison (New Haven, Ct) on 06/22/2011
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Okay, I have to start by saying that I am not hawking wares or trying to get anyone to sign up for anything. Just the opposite, in fact.

I am flatfooted, and have had some pain since I was little because of this. There were a number of injuries in my youth that never really healed. To make a long story shorter, the pain stepped up during puberty and I have not taken anything yet that alleviates it much at all. Basically, after 15 years of severe full body pain, frequent illness, and what was thought to be obesity and all the shame and scorn that comes with it, frustration and research lead me to attempt to drain my lymphatic system through very gentle massage.

Two weeks later, I have lost 12-15 inches in circumference without changing my diet or activity level... because my lymph nodes were clogged and the lymphatic fluid built up and stagnated (also known as cellulite).

It takes only a light touch and remembering to massage in counter-clockwise circles from the feet up, or head down, toward the heart, which is a main site of drainage.

I still have more to go and there were a number of other physical problems that developed since this all happened while I was growing, but the difference is so huge it's really absurd. I had no idea how contorted my body had become. It's been real torture -- my arms, shoulders and left leg essentially pinned in stress positions at all times. People who've seen me in the past couple weeks are stunned. I'm stunned.

And angry.

Labeled as fat for most of my life, I didn't get the help I needed because no one would believe that the problem could be anything but a character flaw. These processed foods are immunosuppressant, and I wonder if they haven't been the main cause for the spike in obesity, diabetes, cancer rates, as well as the increasing number of cases of autoimmune disease. Why would the body know what to do with this junk we find in the store?

Anyway, give it a try on your lymph nodes. I feel better than I have since I was a little girl. My eustachian tubes are opening up, all of my senses are enlivened, and I have more energy as my body is cleansed.

I noticed a change within minutes. You ought to be able to feel the cellulite transform from semi-solid to fluid, and an unblocked lymph node will suck it right up.

I hope this helps some people. I've been massaging obsessively since I learned this, which explains the quick results. I think. But really. Obsessively.

If you can have someone help you with your back, do -- it's better if you can relax. Let's see... oh, and it can't hurt to give it a shot because the worst case scenario is that your body gets a little tlc.

Replied by Kay
In The Valley, Ca

Very interesting, can you tell us how you learned of this message and how it is performed? Is there a website that shows a demonstration or gives an explanation? I would be very interested in learning how to do it. Thanks for sharing.

Replied by Lisa
Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa

Another method to clear the lymphs is by using a rebounder. It's very effective.

Replied by Donna
Drexel Hill, Pa

Hi Lisa, just wanted to know how long you use the rebounder? Do you use it everyday, and for how many minutes. Thanks for all your great advice, I always enjoy reading your posts.

Replied by Carly
Seattle, Wa - Usa

Hi - I would like Lisa to post more on this also, as she knows more than I do on the subject....

I am up to 26 mins a day now, and believe me, it has taken while to work up to that! When I began, I thought I would never make it up to ten mins. Lol. I think when I started 3 mns or so was my limit.

It is fun though, you just do what your body feels up to doing, and try to add a couple of mins a week to it.

I have a datebook posted on my wall - I write my daily mins down on it - so I can see my progress. I have done back-slides a couple of times, but hey, if you are not feeling it, don't do it!

Now am working towards 30 mins.... Every weekday. I am usually too busy on weekends to do it. I figure 5 days on, 2 off is pretty good.

Web search it, and read all of the benefits.

Advice: Buy a cheapo rebounder until you know you will actually like it - then buy a better one - totally WORTH it. My first rebounder was from Wally World Online for about 35 dollars delivered... Then I stepped up to a 200 dollar rebounder (bungee cords, not springs) and it is AMAZING.... Well worth the money. I am so happy I broke down and spent the big bucks. (I am a pretty cheap person normally ;)).

I really love rebounding, and suggest everyone try it! :-)

Replied by Lisa
Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa

Hi Carly, I probably don't know much more than you! I used to distribute them because I would train some of my dancers on them but also ice skaters. It is fantastic to build stamina and leg strength. I know they're quite effective for clearing the lymphatic system. It's also great if you can't do a whole lot because you can do "the health bounce" which is just as effective. We have a trampoline in our yard but the rebounder is great for people who don't have a lot of room. My husband uses it quite a bit.

I now have access to a Turbosonic machine which is quite advanced technologically so I have been using that. It only takes 10 minutes for amazing benefits. Also, I have hip issues so the rebounder can be hard on them. The turbosonic actually helps them.

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Posted by Nicholas (Stamford, CT) on 08/01/2013
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Hello. I have multiple swollen lymph nodes with one on the side of my head and one on my forehead. I tried some of the remedies such as using apple cider vinegar but it made my lymph nodes swell up more. However when I tried having vitamin c but it has a minimal effect on the healing process with it sometimes not working at all. I also tried changing my diet with exercise but it seems to have a small effect as well on the healing process. Is there anything I'm doing wrong or forgot to do? Is there another method or remedy for getting rid of my swollen lymph nodes?

Replied by Mama To Many
Tennessee, Usa

Dear Nicholas, I am wondering if the things you are doing is increasing the lymph flow (that is good--you want the lymph to flow) and it is increasing congestion in the nodes... We had something similar happen just last night. My 9 year old daughter, who has several health problems and she does get swollen lymph nodes. Well, we got a rebounder (mini-trampoline) and she jumped on it for a long time yesterday. Her lymph nodes had not been swollen but by evening, they were! I would have expected the opposite effect. It made me suspect that the jumping did the the lymph flowing and it got clogged or whatever. I had her put castor oil on the swollen glands as that has helped her in the past. This morning her glands were better. All that to say that what you are doing may be helping to some degree.

We have also used peppermint essential oil (straight or diluted with another oil) for swollen lymph nodes.

One time, when I was sick a node in my neck swelled up terribly. I made a poultice of plantain leaves and red raspberry leaves (both had been dried. ) I put them in a mug, poured boiling water over them to rehydrate them. Then I put them in a cloth and used a bandana to hold it against my swollen glands overnight. It helped immensely.

Hope you find a solution, soon!

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Tamara

I have read several postings, and I am wondering how you apply the castor oil. I need to apply it to my pelvic area and groin... Could somebody describe it in detail? Thank you all!

Replied by Mama To Many

Dear Tamara,

When I have used castor oil for swollen lymph nodes, I put a few drops onto my fingers and massage it into the skin, gently, over the lymph nodes that are swollen, a couple of times a day.

~Mama to Many~

Posted by Jared (Sherman, Tx, Usa) on 12/01/2010
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I recently came across this site looking for some answers. I had a huge knot rising up under my jawbone. I recently quit smoking, so everything I was reading seemed to fall right into place. I started with the ACV, sea salt, baking soda mixtures immediately with the feeling of elation, as if I had just found a miracle cure. In my situation, the knot had started as a tiny little bump, that had developed into the size of a golf ball within three days. The pain I felt was from the swelling and pressure it was placing on the muscles in my neck and not so much from the knot itself, although the swollen area was tender to the touch. After two days of following every little tip I could find on this site, the golf ball had turned into a lemon, and I now had a massive headache, dizzyness and total body fatigue setting in.

I broke down and went to the doctor. Doctor 1 looked at my neck and drew blood to do a white cell count. He concluded, that it was not a swollen lymph node, but instead, an abscess that needed to be drained. Being that it was located where it was, I needed to immediately go see an ear nose and throat specialist to do this procedure. At this point, I was not really happy about the fact that someone was going to stick a needle into my neck, but the relief I was going to get was well worth any misery that it may cause. Little did I know, this procedure would never take place.

I went to the specialist, who came in and read over the referring doctor's paperwork and then looked at my neck, and told me that I needed to just calm down, and don't worry about anything. He told me that it was not an abcess. It was indeed a swollen lymph node, in the beginning. The lymph node had swollen up, and blocked the salivary gland behind it. The huge knot under my neck was the salivary gland swelling up because it was blocked. I was prescribed a four day steriod pack and sour hard candy to stimulate the salivary gland. I am now on day three and the knot is down to the size of a dime. I feel pretty certain that it will be gone by the end of the day. Sometimes, we do just need to breakdown and go to the doctor.

Replied by Nikita
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This worked for me -

Followed this twice a day (at morning and night) for 2 days:

- Applied turmeric paste (turmeric powder mixed with few drops of water) to the affected area
- Applied warm compress for 15 mins once above paste got dried

Also did following -
- Massaged the area slowly with my fingers
- Rinsed my mouth with warm salt water twice a day
- Avoided sour and cold food items for a week

Good luck! :)

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Posted by Katrina (Sydney, Australia) on 12/29/2015
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I currently have swollen lymph nodes, my very helpful scan person told me that there is basically nothing that doctors can do about it. I haven't tried apple cider vinegar, but have recently been swishing with coconut oil, 1 Tablespoon for around 20 minutes. Then spitting out because of toxins that build up during swishing. I have found that from the first day the pain that ran from my jaw to my collar bone has virtually disappeared, and all I have now is a sore throat. Very happy.

Posted by Steveplc (London, UK) on 04/27/2009
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i've been oil pulling for three months now. The lumps under my jaw have swollen and i assume they are lymphs. They started swelling about a month into oil pulling, any clues? Thank you

Replied by Kjirsti
Central Alberta, Canada

A lot of people will get swollen lymph nodes a few weeks into oil pulling, it's usually from lack of water. Are you drinking 2-3 glasses after you pull?

Massaging the area, rebounding and yoga have been beneficial to get rid of the swelling for most people. Some also use detox tea, and/or increase their salt intake by a little bit.

Always remember to drink plenty of water to flush out the toxins :)

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Posted by Ky Mama (Clinton, Ky) on 04/07/2013
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20 years ago I had several lymph glands that were swollen for at least 6 months. All tests were normal and so was a biopsy. I still get swollen glands sometimes and there are a few things that help. One is peppermint essential oil. I massage it into the gland. (Avoid contact with mouth or eyes. ) Another thing that helps is castor oil. Massage the oil into the swollen gland a couple of times a day. You could alternate with peppermint oil.

One time when I was sick, a gland in my neck was very sore and swollen. I made an herb poultice and kept it on overnight. It helped so much. I mixed 1 part red raspberry leaf and 1 part plantain leaf. I moistened them with hot water and wrapped them in a piece of flannel. I used a bandana or something to attach it to my face. I didn't know about peppermint or castor oil then.

Had I known about these remedies twenty years ago I would have saved myself surgery.

Daily exercise is helpful to keep lymph flowing and so is plenty of water. (Water with Apple Cider Vinegar would kill two birds with one stone there.)

Hope you get some relief.


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Posted by Ad (Qatar) on 09/07/2015
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Pineapples, I was having a lot of trouble with swollen lymph nodes in neck. Pineapple instantly cures the inflammation. And I mean INSTANTLY.

Replied by Dampwire
Bklyn, Ny

Hi, where did you apply the pineapples. Or did you eat them?


Posted by Susan (New York) on 08/31/2012

Hi Ted, What is your experience with Rebounding on Trampoline ? Is that suppose to be good for lymph system? Flushing the lymph while stimulating the immune system and defending against cancer and other ailments.

Replied by Lisa
Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa

Hi Susan, I'm not Ted but I have had a rebounder for years. They are very instrumental in keeping the lymph system healthy. Even if you aren't super fit, you can do what they call the health bounce and that will be just as beneficial. I know for the rebounder that I ordered, you can even get an attachment which is a handle for those who are older or unsteady so you can gently bounce for the benefits. Hope this information helps. Lisa

Replied by Anonymosaurus Rex
Somewhere, Alone, Listening To Radiohead

As an addition to Lisa's comment - jogging or skipping (or just jumping up and down on the spot) can also give you the similar benefits without the need for extra equipment.

If you are not in physical condition to do either of those, gently bouncing whilst sitting on a properly inflated exercise ball will help, and it will provide a good exercise to help get your muscles into better condition too.

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Posted by Happygal (Warner, Nh) on 05/05/2011
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I have had issues with very painful lymph nodes under arms since contracting lyme many years ago. The homeopathic for unblocking was not working fast enough. In desperation I googled natural remedies for sore lymph nodes and voila this site was at the top. The poor grammar nearly made me go elsewhere but I read on.. Could anything so cheap and simple work? Alas no ACV but I did have red wine vinegar on hand. 2 TBS in water. Amazing, In less than a minute the pain is nearly gone. I am going to read more into alkalinity and natural remedies.

Replied by Bcnu147

Happy Gal - I read somewhere a few days ago about a man who was saying that he took colloidal silver 3 X per day for 6 weeks and his Lyme's disease was no more.