Welcome! Today, I’m going to share a simple reflexology technique that can potentially stimulate your pituitary gland, helping to regulate hormones and improve various physical functions. The technique only takes about 40 seconds to perform, and you may start experiencing physiological changes almost immediately.
The pituitary gland, often referred to as the “master gland,” is a small, bean-shaped gland situated at the base of your brain. It controls metabolism, growth, sexual maturation, reproduction, blood pressure, and many other vital physical functions and processes. This gland also plays a crucial role in managing stress, anxiety, sleep, and our circadian cycle.
This technique involves working with meridians, or energy highways, in the human body. Specifically, we’re going to focus on two major points within the thumb area, which, when stimulated, can potentially impact these meridians and create a neurological response in the brain.
Here are the steps:
- Identify the Points: The first point is at the tip of your thumb, which corresponds to the anterior pituitary in the brain. The second point is halfway down the thumb, which impacts the nasal area and the sinuses behind it.
- Apply Pressure to the Nasal/Sinus Point: Use your opposite thumb to apply pressure just below the joint of the thumb. Be careful not to press directly on the joint. Hold for 20 seconds. You may start to feel tingling, pressure, or other sensations in the nasal area or sinuses.
- Apply Pressure to the Pituitary Point: After 20 seconds, use your thumb to apply pressure to the point at the tip of your thumb. Again, hold for 20 seconds. You may start to feel the sensations move higher into your head, making you feel light and relaxed.
Everyone may experience something a little different with this technique, but overall, you should feel lighter and more relaxed. You can use this technique as often as necessary, especially when feeling stressed or anxious, or before going to bed. Just remember, if you’re not feeling the changes, you might need to adjust your contact points slightly. Enjoy the results!
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