The Thyroid Gland

The thyroid gland is located in the neck and its shape resembles a butterfly. It plays a critical role in the body by ensuring that many cells are functioning correctly. Two hormones are produced by the thryroid gland – thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). Many people suffer from a thyroid imbalance years before it’s diagnosed. I see clients all the time that have been showing symptoms of an underactive thyroid only to be told by GP’s that their blood test was normal or worse border line. Clients usually find this so frustrating as they know they don’t feel normal.

Tiredness presents itself on a whole new level, while those lovely pedicures last all of 1 day before the hard skin starts peeping through again and let’s not even mention the frizzy hair that very nicely falls out in lumps when we wash it, and that’s all before we get on to anxiety that’s thrown in just to deplete our nervous system a tad more! Having a thyroid imbalance is just not fun for anyone.

Luckily with kinesiology we can detect an imbalance quickly and make changes to get things back on track . Kinesiology works on a subclincical level where as blood tests work within a range. Results can be reported as ‘Normal’ whether it is at the top or the bottom of the range, hence why many people get a borderline result which is very much a problem and often dismissed! The time difference for this to be picked up in my experience is about 3  years and 3 years is a long time to feel exausted especially if it’s not necessary!

Hypothyroidism- under active thyroid

Symptoms include…

  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Coarse skin
  • Sleepiness
  • Feeling cold
  • Poor memory

Hyperthyroidism – or over-active thyroid

Symptoms include…

  • Feeling nervous
  • Sleeping badly
  • Sweating
  • Weight loss
  • Tiredness
  • Loss of hair
  • Increased heart rate

Treating Thyroid Conditions

Whilst conventional medicine can be used to treat thyroid conditions, the main problem is medication takes over your own thyroid working , it may take quite some time to get the dosage right and if your condition is related to nutritional, emotional, physical or environmental factors medication may not fully improve your symptoms. There’s also the knock on effect this can have to your fertility amd other long term health concerns. Basically medication does the work for your thyroid so your own thyroid doesn’t have to work.This encourages your own thyroid to shrink and in clinic I find that quiet often self esteem shrinks with it.

Kinesiology works with your body to help improve self esteem,  find the correct Nutritional supplements, Stress management techniques, Emotional release techniques to encourage your own thyroid function.

If you have any questions about thyroid conditions, are newly diagnosed or suspect a problem then please do get in touch as we’d love to talk about how we may be able to help you at The Balanced Health Hut.