Reflexology For Thyroid Problems

By Patricia | November 19, 2008
Reflexology For Thyroid Disorders

Problems of the thyroid gland can manifest themselves in several ways such as hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, thyroid nodules, or thyroid cancer. All these problems result in additional physical symptoms such as body aches, weight gain or loss, hormonal imbalance, and sometimes even depression. The most common form of treatment is hormonal medication or drugs. If you are looking for an alternative therapy to aid the healing process, why not try reflexology.

How Does Reflexology Treats Thyroid

A reflexologist usually asks for your health history to completely assess the health of your body and mind before beginning any treatment. This way the treatment most suited to you can be given. The reflexologist then begins to work on the reflex areas to treat the thyroid problem and associated symptoms.

According to the reflexologist, the health of the body can be improved by manipulating the energy flow or ‘Qi’ in your body. This can be achieved by stimulating certain pressure points that are present on the hands and feet and correspond to different organs and systems in the body. Reflexologists use a chart that maps the location of these different points on the hands and feet to identify and address the problem areas.

The thyroid gland is responsible for hormones that help oxygen get your body cells through the bloodstream. A thyroid disorder obstructs the flow of oxygen, but through reflexology, the circulation of blood through the body is encouraged ensuring proper delivery of oxygen to the body parts. The thyroid gland also produces hormones necessary for regulating your metabolism but this is hampered when you have a thyroid condition. Additionally, a thyroid disorder can affect pregnancy by blocking oestrogen levels. Using reflexology, any form of hormonal imbalance can be corrected by stimulating the thyroid glands and controlling the release of hormones.

It is believed that reflexology can help improve the functioning of the lymph system, responsible for the defense of the body. It can therefore help the body fight thyroid disorders. Thyroid goiter and cancer can often have painful treatments. Reflexology can reduce the pain associated with the treatments by inducing an analgesic and relaxing feeling. Results have shows that patients with acute thyroid disorders have been treated effectively using reflexology.

Reflexology helps stimulate the body’s natural healing process and is therefore excellent as a preventive treatment. However, this therapy should not be used in isolation and should be used along with conventional medicine. If a medical condition persists, please consult a doctor. You should also consume a diet that does not encourage this condition.

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