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The spleen is a small organ inside your left rib cage, just above the stomach.

It is a vital part of the Lymphatic and Immune systems.


The spleen stores and filters blood and makes white blood cells that protect you from infection. Imbalances, toxins, life events can create dis-eases and conditions that affect how the spleen works.


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Its main functions include:

  • Immune Function: The spleen plays a crucial role in the immune system by filtering blood and removing old or damaged red blood cells, as well as pathogens such as bacteria and viruses. It contains specialized immune cells, such as lymphocytes and macrophages, which help in identifying and destroying foreign invaders.

  • Blood Storage and Recycling: The spleen acts as a reservoir for blood, particularly in times of need such as during hemorrhage or in conditions like dehydration. It can release stored red blood cells into circulation when necessary. Additionally, it recycles components of old red blood cells, salvaging iron and other useful substances for reuse by the body.

  • Fetal Development: During fetal development, the spleen is involved in the production of red blood cells (hematopoiesis). However, this function diminishes as the liver and bone marrow take over this role in adults.

  • Storage of Platelets: The spleen stores platelets, which are essential for blood clotting. It can release these platelets into circulation when needed to help stop bleeding.


Healing The SPLEEN

    • Splenomegaly (enlarged spleen)
    • Hypersplenism.
    • splenic rupture (traumatic/atraumatic).
    • Blood disorders 
    • Cancers – solid organ or blood.
    • Cysts and tumours.
    • Hyposplenism.
    • Diabetes
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