Acupressure relieves you from both types of thyroid problems whether it is Hyperthyroidism or Hypothyroidism. If you are really serious about treating your thyroid problem through Acupressure points, then don’t miss outthis article on acupressure points for thyroid.
In this article, you will learn all the significant acupressure points that will be very beneficial for the treatment of your thyroid problem. If you regularly press the acupressure points which I will share with you, then you will soon get rid of your thyroid problem.
The Thyroid Gland is the largest endocrine gland in the human body. It is placed on the trachea below the larynx. Its two lobes are connected by a cord in the shape of the English letter ‘H’. The weight of both lobes in a fully grown person is 15 – 20 grams and its color in the living body is pinkish brown.
This gland originates (Embryologically) from the tissues of the digestive system of the fetus, hence it is not functional without the help of the digestive system. This gland itself synthesizes three hormones and secrete it in the blood.
- Thyroxine / Tetra Idotyrosine
The main function of the first two hormones is to stimulate the body’s tissues for basic function (Basal Metabolic Function).
The metabolic rate of all the tissues of the body decreases by about 40-50% when the thyroid gland is completely inactive (complete lack of thyroid secretion).
In the same way, the metabolic rate of tissues increases by 60-100% when hypersecretion occurs.
The functioning of this gland tissue determines the Thyroid stimulating Hormone / TSH, served by the anterior pituitary gland. The critical levels of thyroid and tri-iodothyronine must remain in the blood, so their volume acts to prevent or prevent thyroid stimulating hormones.
Suprachiasmatic nucleus – the TSH Releasing Factor of the hypothalamus in the brain is responsible for secreting or preventing secretion of thyroid stimulating hormone from the anterior pituitary. Thus, the amount of thyroxine in the blood is thyroid stimulating hormone and T.S.H. The releasing factor regulates the secretion capacity of all three thyroid glands. Thyroid are of two types —
- Hyper Thyroidism
- Hypo Thyroidism
In Hyper thyroidism, the thyroid glands make more thyroxine hormones than needed to the body.
Signs and Symptoms of Hyper Thyroidism
- Weight loss
- Greying of hair
- Bulging eyes
- Shaking in hands and feet
- Rapid Heartbeat
- Hair loss
- Soft Nails
- Heat Intolerance
- Sleeping difficulty
- Mood Swings
- Scant Menstrual periods
5 Important Acupressure point for Hyper Thyroidism
Tw2 or Triple Warmer 2 is an important Acupressure point for Thyroid. This is also known as Yemen. It is situated between the ring finger and little finger at the junction of red and white skin.
This point is not only beneficial for the treatment of Thyroid. But by pressing this point you will notice amazing results in dizziness, sore throat, shoulder pan, back pain, deafness, headache.
This point is so simple to locate that you won’t have any trouble to find this point.
H7 or Heart 7 is a beneficial acupressure point for Thyroid. The other name of this point is Shen Men.
This point is located near the wrist line on the opposite side of thumb. Press this point by thumb. Pressure should be firm enough to feel slight pain on that particular point.
This point helps to relieve in Insomnia, night sweat, chest pain, excessive dreaming, phobias, stage fright, poor memory, irritability, nervousness for (interview, exams, etc), increase concentration.
LIV2 or Liver 2 is another most effective acupressure point for thyroid. Another name of this point is Xing JIan. The location of this point is at foot between the first and second toe at the junction point of red and white skin.
There are so many benefits of this point along with thyroid. It is also beneficial in Insomnia, irregular menstruation, eye pain, painful urination.
Another effective acupressure point is UB15 or Urinary Bladder 15. It is also known by the name of Xin Shu. It is located 1.5 inch lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 5th thoracic vertebra.
This point is very effective for Anxiety, insomnia, chest congestion, cardiac pain, cough, shortness of breathe, shortness of breathe.
CV15 or Conception Vessel 15 is also helpful point for the thyroid treatment. The other name of this point is Jiu Wei.
In Hypo Thyroidism, the thyroid glands make less thyroxine hormones than needed to the body.
Signs and Symptoms of hypo thyroidism
- Obesity i.e. weight gain
- Physical Fatigue
- Cold Intolerance
- Low body temperature
- Brittle nails
- Slow heartbeat
- Dry skin
- Memory loss
- Muscle aches
- Heavy menstruation
5 Important Acupressure Point For Hypo Thyroidism
Conception Vessels 6 in short is known as CV6. The other name of CV6 is Qi Hai. The location of this point is two finger below the naval.
It is most effective acupressure point to treat thyroid. It will also help to improve digestion, irregular menstruation, and many more.
You can simply press this point two to three times in a day. Remember that you do not have to give pressure after taking meal.
Lu9 means Lungs 09, the Chinese name of this point is Tai Yuan. This point is located near the wrist line on the radial end.
By pressing this point you can also treat your cough problem, asthma, toothache
Do you know the best way to find the point is pressing at the particular location, when you feel slight pain then understand this is the exact location of point.
Now you will understand that Lu is the short form of Lungs and alternative name of this point is Yuji. You will find this point on the thenar i.e. uplifted part of the palm.
You know what this point is the boom for anxiety attack. Even i use this point whenever i get nervous and this point give me instant relief from my nervousness.
Tw13 means Triple Warmer 13, the other name is Nao Hui. This point is located at upper arms or more specifically at the deltoid muscles.
When you will give pressure on this point, you will feel a severe pain just like pain after injection. Give pressure on this point for 2 mins daily thrice a day. You will soon see an improvement in your health.
Large Intestine is in short known as Li4. In Chinese it is known by the name of Hegu.
You can discover this point near the bone meeting point of thumb and index finger, this location is known as union valley.
This is the universal acupressure point for most of the diseases. If you regularly press this point then you can rid from most of your diseases.