A brief introduction to Thyroid:
The word thyroid is originally rooted to the Greek word that means a shield and is coined after its shape. It is actually one of the largest endocrine glands within the human body and is located in the posterior side of the neck. The gland is a double lobed structure and is mainly responsible for the secretion of two major types of hormones namely the thyroxin and the triiodothyronine. These hormones regulate and control the rate of metabolism along with affecting the growth and rate of function of many other systems in the body. Overactive thyroid commonly known as hyperthyroidism and underthyroidism known as hypothyroidisn are the two most common problems of the thyroid gland.
Acupressure and its role in controlling thyroid:
Acupressure is a traditional Chinese way of medical treatment that is mainly based on the principles of the ancient acupuncture and is a fusion of the later and pressure. The process involves placing physical pressure by hand, elbow, or with the aid of various devices on different acupuncture points on the surface of the body. Although Traditional Chinese Medicine does not usually operate within a scientific paradigm but some practioners make efforts to bring practices into an evidence-based medicine framework, but scientific researches and studies carried out in this aspect has shown and proved the efficacy of this century old technique in efficiently controlling and regulating the common defects of the thyroid gland. Deep acupressure treatment to hands & feet warms up the body and boosts activity in the endocrine glands mainly the thyroid and other organs & channels. The central aim of acupressure is to aid healing by stimulating the body’s own natural ability to cure itself. When pressure is applied to certain points the balance of the body systems is restored. This helps in easy circulation of blood, lymph and other body fluids and by balancing body energy or Qi that is the life energy or life force. Both acute and chronic diseases can be treated thus by restoring the body balance. Primarily it is a natural and holistic approach, without any unnecessary interventions or additives.