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Let’s begin with greetings
from hot and sunny New York City. I’m back in the city to teach my Face
Reflexology program. Yesterday I gave two Face Reflexology sessions to
happy clients. It’s one of my favorite forms of reflexology to give –
even easier than the feet.
My article today is all about the Thyroid Gland and how it works and what happens when it doesn’t. Although we’re not doctors, we can be intelligent about the body and a good portion of my Reflexology Training Program is dedicated to Anatomy and Physiology so we know where to work on the feet if the client has a health issue.
So, here’s what you need to know about the thyroid gland and some common problems associated with it.
The Thyroid Gland and Reflexology
I’ll start with basic anatomy and functions of thyroid gland and then I’ll discuss how problems in thyroid can lead to obesity and hair loss.
What this information will give you is a proper understanding of your Thyroid gland and how to take care of it.
So basically Thyroid is derived from the Greek word “thyreos” which means shield and “eidos” meaning “form”. This gland is a member of the endocrine or glandular system and is located at the front of the neck. Thyroid gland secrets a hormone in the blood system known as “Thyroxin”.
The chief function of thyroid gland is to regulate the growth of human body in infancy and childhood. It also regulates metabolism, body temperature and the skeletal system. It’s also responsible in regulating: appetite, cholesterol level, cardiac function and several other parameters of human biology. So now you can see how important the thyroid gland is and why it will be an area that is carefully detailed in reflexology.
Irregularities in the thyroid gland can cause sluggishness to adults, apart from a host of other problems. Remember, that everyone who is feeling sluggish does not have an issue with their thyroid function, that’s something that must be diagnosed by a health care professional.
Now that we have covered some basic anatomy and functions of thyroid gland, let’s discuss what happens if proper care of thyroid gland is not taken.
Malfunctions in thyroid secretion can lead to obesity. What happens is that, as a person ages, lesser hormones are released by thyroid gland. However these hormones are very important in regulating metabolism, as noted above.
Metabolism controls the conversion of food to energy. Higher the metabolic rate, higher the conversion and more stable and healthier a person becomes. Decrease in hormonal secretion leads to slowing down of metabolism and this may cause depression, lack of energy and weight-gain. Therefore it’s important to increase the activity of thyroid gland.
How to do this? Very simple: Exercise more often. The thyroid gland is most active during childhood and that is because, as children, our physical activity is very high. It’s very important to maintain a healthy active lifestyle as we grow into adult hood and beyond. It’s essential for the thyroid gland and vital for our health.
Obesity is not the only issue related to imbalances in the thyroid gland (and the thyroid gland is not the only factor either). Another thyroid problem can lead to hair loss. Amongst a few of the many reasons for hair loss can be caused by both an over-active thyroid and an under-active thyroid.
The medical name for over-active thyroid gland is Hyperthyroidism and the name for under-active thyroid is Hypothyroidism – a condition in which the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroxin. Both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism can lead to hair-thinning and hair loss. Many people can experience rapid hair loss as a symptom of either an over-active or under-active thyroid. It can also cause thinner eye brows. Although there are many treatments available to cure this condition, most of the treatments aim at suppressing or distracting the immune system.
That should give you some insight into the functions of thyroid and just two of the many problems associated with it.
What can reflexology do?
Firstly, if reflexology could grow back hair we’d all be in a different business. The same is true with obesity. People will often ask if reflexology can help. Personally, I think all things are possible with reflexology, but to guarantee them happening is a different matter.
Yes, there are reports of people receiving reflexology and of having the thinning of the hair lessen or their weight loss improve. That’s why I stay open to all of the possibilities. Reports of all kinds of health improvements have occurred during and after reflexology sessions – so I know that it works.
What to do?
1. You start with your client health history form – it’s the roadmap to your session success.
2. Ask a few questions to find the likely cause and also the symptoms: How does this affect you? What are the symptoms? Do you know what is causing this? Who diagnosed this condition?
3. Begin working with what you’ve got, whether it’s a symptom or a cause, it will give you the road map to your reflexology session details.
4. Don’t forget to include reflex details of some or all of the whole system of organs or glands that are given.
5. Never promise a cure but do hold open to the possibilities. It’s your client’s body that does the healing and you never know how powerful and positive their response to reflexology will be.
Enjoy your wonderful reflexology skills.
To your reflexology success –
Reflex, Live Long and Prosper,
Creator of the Mega Reflexology Training
“THE FOOT FACTOR PROGRAM”