The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped organ located in the base of your neck. It is part of the endocrine system and releases hormones that control speed of metabolism, the rate at which your body uses energy. The thyroid’s hormones regulate vital body functions, including: Breathing, Heart rate,Central and peripheral nervous systems, Body weight, Muscle strength, Menstrual cycles, Body temperature, Cholesterol levels.
The thyroid gland uses iodine from the foods you eat to make two main hormones: Triiodothyronine (T3) & Thyroxine (T4). The hormones regulate the speed with which the cells/metabolism work.Kundalini activity amplifies metabolism and the endocrine production peaks. When the activity lowers down or the glands are exhausted, there is a dip in production levels, both the cases of peak and exhaustion cause abnormal functioning in the system. Entrance of thyroid hormone into our cells is under the influence of adrenal hormone cortisol, thus Adrenal fatigue affects Thyroid. The level of thyroid hormones regulates amount of estrogen & Testosterone the body is exposed to, therefor Sexual function is directly related to thyroid imbalance.
Symptoms of excess T3 & T4
• Irritability or moodiness
• Nervousness, hyperactivity
• Increased appetite
• Sweating or sensitivity to high temperatures
• Hand trembling (shaking) & Tremors
• Hair loss, brittle hair
• Missed or light menstrual periods
• Increased Heart Rate
• Increased Bowel Movement
• Weight loss
Symptoms of reduced T3 & T4
• Trouble sleeping
• Tiredness and fatigue
• Difficulty concentrating
• Dry skin and thinning hair
• Sensitivity to cold temperature
• Frequent, heavy irregular menstruation
• Weight Gain
• Joint pain & swelling & stiffness
• loss of libido (sex drive)
• irregular periods or heavy periods
• Muscle weakness, aches, tenderness and stiffness
• Impaired memory
- Self acceptance and love need to be reinforced during this phase, humour and laughter help in overcoming depression. Learning to express and speak our truth is essential
- Exercise, Yoga, 5 tibetans , surya namaskara (Sun salutations), Grounding and energising the lower chakras should be done regularly. Chanting will stimulate and help energise throat.
- Adaptogenic Herbs help in controlling cortisol levels: Ashwagandha, Gotu Kola, Bacopa, Kanchnara, Basil, Ginseng. Along with antioxidants like turmeric, ginger, garlic.
- Guggul is a Herb that helps regulate thyroid. Iodine, Zinc, Selenium, Vitamin D, and B vitamins should be added to diet. Aloe vera is a good source of the above minerals as well as magnesium and other noble metals.-Stop coffee alcohol and cigarettes. Gluten and legumes as well as processed foods and sugars or other such stimulants.
- Raw vegan alkaline satvic diet, try juicing veggies too.
- Try not to indulge in stressful situations, interactions as much as possible.
- Receive Shaktipat acclimation to adjust the function of the gland and bring metabolism into equilibrium