13 Acupressure points to cure thyroid at home

Ancient Chinese home technique to cure thyroid at home.

The thyroid is a gland that helps produce and balance the whole body’s hormones that work by performing different functions of the body. But sometimes, the thyroid makes either too many hormones or very little and disrupts the functioning of the body; this unbalances known as thyroid disease. This imbalance is monitored by the pituitary gland, which balances the amount of hormones in the blood capillaries.

Acupressure for thyroid

Acupressure helps in curing the thyroid naturally without stepping out of the home or any strenuous workout. By pressing exact locations of acupressure points for the thyroid helps in unblocking the meridians, which help in the blood flow, balances the hormonal levels of different parts of the body, and helps in enhancing the metabolism of body. Acupressure does not need any equipment. It can be performed by using fingers, and elbows, knees and, feet.

What is a thyroid?

The thyroid is a small butterfly-shaped organ which is located inside the neck, wrapped around the trachea. The thyroid is a gland which helps in producing the hormones for different parts of the body’s function. But sometimes, because of the thyroid disbalance body starts to work weirdly; either it produces too many hormones or very few hormones and affects the system of the body. This excessive release of hormones is known as Hyperthyroidism and if it produces a very less amount of hormones then it is known as Hypothyroidism.

Thyroid

What does the thyroid do to the body?

Thyroid has specific work in the body system – releasing and controlling the hormones of the body for the betterment of metabolism. Metabolism work is to transform food into energy within the body system to work throughout the day.

There are 2 hormones which are released from the thyroid to control the metabolism of the body-

  • T4 (Thyroxine)
  • T3 (Triiodothyronine)

These hormones control the metabolism and correct its rate. When the hormones are not used properly, it is replaced by the pituitary gland.

The pituitary gland is located at the center of the skull. It controls the amount of thyroid hormones in the blood capillaries.

The pituitary gland detects the imbalance of the hormones (high level of thyroid hormones or low level of thyroid hormones) and stabilizes it from its hormone. This hormone is known as Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH). These hormones stimulate signals to the thyroid for getting back to normal hormonal levels.

What is a Thyroid disease?

Thyroid disease is when the body gets imbalanced from the hormonal level.

There are 4 types of thyroid diseases-

  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Thyroiditis
  • Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
  1. Hyperthyroidism: It is an overactive thyroid that releases a very high level of hormones in the bloodstream. This situation increases the metabolism of the body.
  • Symptoms

Palpitations, sudden weight loss, menstrual cycle changes, Diarrhoea, increased appetite, goitre, hair loss, brittle nails, weak muscles, sleep disorder.

2. Hypothyroidism: Hypothyroidism is when a thyroid does not produce enough hormones into the blood capillaries. This condition makes the metabolism very slow.

  • Symptoms

Weight gain, constipation, numbness and tingling, depression, feeling dry, coarse skin and hair, brain fog, decreased sexual interest, heavy menstruation cycle, high blood cholesterol level, and inability to bear cold temperatures.

3. Thyroiditis: It is a thyroid gland which causes an imbalance in the level of hormones. It releases very many hormones to the bloodstream or very little amount of hormones to the bloodstream.

  • Symptoms

Fast heart rate, sudden weight loss, fatigue, tremors, anxiety, increased appetite, and sleep disorder.

There are 3 stages of Thyroids-
  1. Thyrotoxic stage: The thyroid releases too many hormones.
  2. Hypothyroid stage: Excessive release of hormones results in the lack of hormones production (hypothyroidism).
  3. Euthyroid stage: During the third stage, thyroid hormones set back to their normal phase after the adverse effects of the thyrotoxic and hypothyroid phases.

4. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis:  It is an adverse condition in which the body’s immune system starts targeting and attacking itself. This leads to hypothyroidism. Hashimoto inflammation is also known as chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis.

  • Symptoms

Constipation, puffy face, brittle nails, sluggishness, feeling cold, hair loss, muscle weakness, tongue enlargement, depression, and memory lapses.

Who is more likely to get thyroid disease?

The thyroid can affect from newborn baby to old age people

  • Medicines which are high in iodine (amiodarone)
  • Have a family history of thyroid disease.
  • Women who are more than 60 are more susceptible
  • People who had thyroidectomy or chemotherapy
  • People who have a medical condition of type 1 diabetes, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Turner syndrome.

Acupressure for thyroid

Acupressure is an ancient home therapy of the Chinese. By pressing specific reflexology points for the thyroid helps maintain the yin and yang of the body by passing qi (energy) in the blood capillaries. It helps in rejuvenating and remaking the cells of the body and increases the blood flow which balances the hormonal level and releases out extra heat from the body and maintains the temperature. This also balances the metabolism which strengthens the digestive tract.

This imbalance in the hormones because of the thyroid disturbs the menstrual cycle.

There are some specific points that target the thyroid gland, pituitary gland, endocrine gland, etc., which helps in the proper balance of the hormones, metabolism, and many other harmful diseases.

Acupressure points for thyroid problems

Pressing specific pressure points for thyroids will help relieve the persistent diseases and upcoming diseases caused by unbalanced thyroid.

13 Acupressure points for thyroid in hand

  • This point is essential as it targets the thyroid and parathyroid directly. It is located on the swollen part of the palm just below the thumb of both hands.
Acupressure points for thyroid on hand
  • These 2 points are the replacement points when the thyroid doesn’t produce balanced hormones.
  • Pituitary
  • Pineal
Acupressure points for thyroid on hand

Reflexology points for thyroid in feet

  • This point is located just below the big toe on the swollen part. It is the most important point as it may directly target thyroid and parathyroid.
Reflexology points for thyroid in feet
  • 2 pressure points are located on the big toe; these are replacements points when the thyroid does not produce hormones properly.
  • Pituitary
  • Pineal
Reflexology points for thyroid in feet

Acupressure points for thyroid on body parts

  • CV-22- Center of the collar bones.
  • GB-21– This point is located on the midway muscle between shoulder and neck.
  • P-6 –1.5 inches below the center of the inner wrist
  • LI-18- This point is present 4 finger width away from the adam’s apple.
  • LI-4- This point lies between the web of the fore finger and thumb.
Avoid
  1. It should be performed with gentle pressure as it may cause bruises.
  2. It should not be over-performed. 20 minutes in the morning and 20 minutes in the evening is enough for the day.
  3. It is highly restricted to perform acupressure after every meal for one hour.
  4. Pregnant women consult a doctor before performing.
  5. It is restricted to perform on an injurious part, sores etc

Summary

Acupressure works as a cure for thyroid disease. It detects the bad circulation of the blood and improves it by unblocking the meridians to pass the blood through blood capillaries to all the parts of the body. This rejuvenates the cells, maintains the hormonal balance, and balances the killer cells that do not attack your immune system. It also releases excessive heat from the body to maintain a balanced temperature; this balances the metabolism rate. Acupoints for the thyroid can be pressed easily by applying some oil would be more good to reduce unwanted friction and injury.

FAQ
  1. How can I activate my thyroid naturally?

By pressing specific pressure points for the thyroid helps in activating it naturally. These acupressure points balance the hormonal imbalance which is the main function of the thyroid.

  • What is the best drink for thyroid?

Few drinks which are responsible for curing thyroid

  • Green tea
  • Lemon tea
  • Carrot juice (thyroid friendly)
  • Green juices (thyroid friendly)
  • Ginger water
  • What foods are bad for thyroid?

There are some of the foods which unbalance the thyroid and are not good for health

  • Dairy products
  • Tofu
  • Red and white meat
  • Broccoli
  • Processed food
  • Butter
  • Chocolates
  • Food rich in gluten
  • Do and don’ts for thyroid patient?

There are a few do’s and don’ts which protect the balance of thyroid hormones.

Do’s

  • Carbs
  • Balanced diet
  • Selenium
  • Iodine
  • Acupressure massage

Don’ts

  • Food with gluten
  • Caffeine with milk
  • Dairy products
  • Don’t stop goitrogens intake
  • Do not over massage reflexology points
  • Do not perform in open wounds.
Priya Yadav

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