Thyroid malfunction? Understanding the endocrine system from an energy standpoint
A malfunctioning thyroid gland seems to be very commonplace today, with a marked increase in prescription drugs for hypothyrodism and hyperthryroidism.
That’s good news for Big Pharma, bad news for all those affected, as thyroid medication is often prescribed for the long-term, and often is required for life!
A gland is a group of cells that produces and secretes, or “gives off”, chemicals – known as hormones – for use somewhere in the body. The system that is responsible for glands and hormones is the endocrine system, which has a powerful influence on the health and wellbeing of the body.
Much of modern medicine today looks to regulate imbalances of the endocrine system through the use of drugs. As the body’s chemical messengers, hormones transfer vital information and key instructions from one set of cells to another. Many different hormones move through the bloodstream, but each type of hormone is designed to affect only certain cells, or groups of cells (organs).
The thyroid gland, along with the hypothalamus and the pituitary, play a crucial role on regulating the metabolism.
The pineal makes up one-third of the “third eye” and is responsible for the nervous system, the pituitary makes up another third of the “third eye” and is responsible for the endocrine system, and the hypothalamus makes up the final third of the “third eye”, and is responsible for the immune system.
If the third eye is energetically blocked, serious problems in these three glands and their corresponding systems can result.
The pituitary gland is responsible for producing thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), the hormone messenger that stimulates the production of thyroxine from the thyroid. If the pituitary gland is energetically blocked, this can cause problems with the thyroid.
Thyroid malfunction may also show up as an iodine deficiency, since the thyroid gland uses iodine to produce the thyroid hormone (making iodine an essential nutrient). Iodine is usually obtained through food, water, iodized salt, and supplementation.
An under-active thyroid (hypothyroidism) means your body is not producing enough of the hormones thyroxine (T4), and tri-iodothyronine (T3). When thyroxine is in short supply, the metabolic rate nearly always decreases and body-weight usually increases. The degree of heat production (thermogenesis) is also affected to some extent.
An over-active thyroid (hyperthyroidism) indicates an over production of thyroxine or tri-iodothyronine, which almost always decreases body weight by sending the metabolic rate into overdrive.
No single cause has been found for thyroid malfunction. Yo-yo dieting, extreme dieting, smoking, taking certain meds, poor digestion along with poor absorption of key minerals and vitamins have all been linked to thyroid problems.
Psycho-emotionally, any disease in the body can be said to be a result of programmes that have been triggered, and thyroid malfunction is also viewed this way. By balancing the body’s energy system, this can greatly assist the body to self-balance again, and the client/patient may be able to reduce their meds, or the body may even heal itself fully in some cases.
If you decide to try this approach, it is still important to keep taking prescription medication until your doctor says otherwise. Close, careful monitoring is essential.
The new science (“epigenetics”) says that we decide which programmes (in our DNA and chromosomes) we select and run. The majority of people tend to do this unconsciously, and thus feel they have no control over their bodies. This is a common misperception!
Complex drugs may serve us over the short term, but do not make sense over the long term. In fact, long term dependency on complex drugs often destabilise the body further, leading to secondary, and tertiary medication, with many unwanted side-effects.
All of the body’s systems are running off an energetic template, and many energy healing modalties recognise this: Reiki, SRT, Jin Shin Do, Shiatsu, Pranic Healing, Acupuncture, T’ai Chi, Chi Gung/Qigong to name but just a few. All of these healing arts are looking to re-establish the natural energy flows within the physical body, which become sluggish with the passage of time and improper care.
You can seek out a practitioner for ‘energetic treatment’ and, with the passage of time, the body will come back into greater balance and wholeness. Some of them, like Reiki, you can learn to keep your ‘energy system’ in tip top balance. Along with eating a nutritionally dense diet (organic, wherever possible!) and careful supplementation by taking bio-available minerals and vitamins, you can do a lot to restore normal, healthy function to the body.
The new biology is already here, even if our biology textbooks and institutions have not yet caught up! This information is absolutely radical (and even heretical) to orthodox biologists and scientists but, really, this information is not new: rather, it simply confirms a truth that has been espoused by yogis and seers for thousands of years: we are the programmers of our own experience, and we can reprogram our DNA!