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Tigger has long been my favorite Winnie the Pooh character. In my early 20’s, I volunteered with a children’s theater in the San Francisco Bay Area and served as stage manager for their production of “A Winnie the Pooh Christmas Tail” three years in a row. There is just something irresistible about a Tigger who can’t stop bouncing.

Bouncing and Your Lymphatic System

Three weeks ago, three lymph nodes were removed as part of the partial mastectomy to remove a HER2+ ER+ lump from my right breast. (See Battling Bertha 8 and 9 for more details.)

Since then, three seperate alternative health professionals have told me that bouncing is good for the lymphatic system.  Get this, a holistic health coach, an acupuncturist, and a massage therapist, all advised me to start bouncing on the SAME day… and none of them knew the other had mentioned it.  WOAH!

Message received. I pulled out my exercise ball and started bouncing the very same day.

What’s Up with the Number 3?

And um, what’s up with the number 3 in this blog post?  Somebody put 3 and 3 together for me!  Maybe I should be bouncing three times per day?

Back to Bouncing

I am not a health professional and I really had no idea what my lymphatic system does and why bouncing is good for it.  So, I did some research:

“The lymphatic system has multiple interrelated functions: It is responsible for the removal of interstitial fluid from tissues. It absorbs and transports fatty acids and fats as chyle from the digestive system. It transports white blood cells to and from the lymph nodes into the bones.” – Wikipedia

Oh my!  Yes, I want all of those systems working in my body!

Your lymphatic system does not do this transporting on its’ own.  It needs to be stimulated.  Bouncing stimulates your lymph nodes to start working.  Don’t take my word for it, do your own research here, here and here.

If you need some inspiration to get bouncing, here’s a little ditty from Tigger to help you out:


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