Essential Oils Can Work With Your Thyroid Too…
The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland in the front of your neck that secretes two hormones:
- triiodothyronine (T3)
- thyroxine (T4)
Both Thyroid hormones control how the body uses energy. They affect almost every organ of your body, even your heart.Thyroid tests help professionals diagnose thyroid diseases such as:
- hyperthyroidism—when thyroid hormone levels are too high
- hypothyroidism—when thyroid hormones levels are too low
- Graves’ disease, hyperthyroidism’s most common cause of
- Hashimoto’s disease, hypothyroidism’s most common cause of
- thyroid nodules & thyroid cancer
Thyroid disease encompasses several diagnoses:
- sleep changes
- weight changes
- bowel problems
Unfortunately, those symptoms can overlap and the signs of hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) and hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid), the 2 most common types of thyroid disease, are often opposite, though they affect the same body system.
It would be too long to list all the symptoms of hypo and hyperthyroidism, and if you think you have a severe condition, you MUST go see your doctor. He will start with blood tests and may also order imaging tests.
However, certain persons use Essential Oils to correct the thyroid deregulation…
Here is the testimony of someone who struggled with thyroid problems for years, until she finally discovered Essential Oils.
After years of struggling with Hashimoto’s hypothyroid condition, she started experimenting essential oils. She said she was intrigued when she realized their incredible healing potential.She had a series of different symptoms, but the worst were:
- digestive pain
- constant bloating
- mental fogginess
- all-over puffiness
She was on a significant dose of thyroid medication, with 175 mcg of Synthroid daily.
She had kissed goodbye to a lot of processed foods:
- refined sugars
- any ingredients made in a laboratory
But even with this healthy lifestyle and a high dose of thyroid hormone, she still felt awful even though her tests “looked fine.”
To offset the painful dose of medicine, she decided to give essential oils a try. She recalls that she was astounded by how effectively they brought her back into balance and cleared up the symptoms she had been struggling with for so long.
This is her routine:
Every morning apply essential oils to your:
- thyroid and adrenal reflexology points on your feet
Every evening, apply the oils
- to the bottoms of your feet
- massage your feet with essential oils
- add coconut oil on the thyroid and parathyroid points.
You will notice an astounding change.
What’s so special about essential oils?
Our great-great grandparents used plants, seeds, wood, and resins from nature to heal the body while also positively affecting their spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical body.
Use of plants and essential oils is mentioned in the Bible more than 300 times…
Unfortunately, our modern society prefers using chemicals made in a plant rather than compounds made from a plant…
Fortunately, nowadays, we have those new companies that produce Essential Oils so we don’t have to forage in the forest anymore.
We’re blessed with the convenience of little glass bottles loaded with pure and unadulterated, stimulating essential oils.
Using certified organic and/or therapeutic grade essential oils daily has the power to provide astounding healing benefits. These high-quality essential oils are smoothly distilled from plants from everywhere in the world that have been patiently harvested at the perfect moment by seasoned growers.
- weight gain
- thyroid disease
- raw emotions
- hormonal imbalances
- chronic congestion
Here are some favorite Essential Oils to use for underactive thyroid, including Hashimoto’s and Hypothyroidism:
- rose geranium
What those Essential Oils do is that they:
- activate the metabolism
- stimulate the secretion of hormones
- boost the immune system
- stimulate the circulation of blood.
The go-to Essential Oils used for overreactive thyroid, including hyperthyroidism and Grave’s are:
- black spruce
These essential oils:
- induce relaxation
- bring calmness
- produce concentration
- foster inner vision
- calm anxiety
- reduce fear
- eliminate stress
- fight restlessness.
Frankincense might be one of the most potent natural sedatives. Many yogis have been very successful in applying it to their throat chakra and temples whenever they feel anxiety, anger, or stress. Which is the common mental symptoms experienced with hyperthyroid and Graves’ conditions.
For those with hyperthyroid conditions who feel easily irritated or frivolous, black spruce is amazing! It has an immediate grounding effect.
It is also a powerful remedy for:
Lemongrass is one favorite because it is invigorating and refreshing. It’s also great for tonifying the nerves and nervous system. Finally, it’s an amazing remedy for those who often experience nervousness.
Because of this sedative property, it’s also great for soothing and calming the mind, relieving tension, and releasing anxiety. Many people who suffer from hyperthyroidism complain of restlessness and insomnia, and lemongrass is one of the best remedies to help bolster a peaceful night’s sleep.
A basic rule of thumb for using essential oils for your thyroid is that:
- for an overactive thyroid, use Essential Oils with calming & sedating properties
- for an underactive thyroid, use Essential Oils with stimulating properties
You can also get high-quality, organic, therapeutic-grade essential oils and placing a few drops in a roller-bottle with a base of fractionated coconut oil or rosehip oil.
Want to make your own blend?
Mix equal amounts of (3 to 5 drops of each)
Ad the mix to a base oil such as rosehip, jojoba, or coconut oil. Use your smell and feel that strength riding through you!
Here’s why this combination of essential oils is especially good for thyroid support:
- geranium supports adrenals and lifts spirits
- frankincense balances hormones & eases inflammation
- peppermint cools inflammation
- lemongrass calms your nervous system & supports thyroid health
Once you have mixed these oils into a roller-ball bottle, apply topically to the base of your neck tracing the infinity sign (horizontal figure 8) every morning as part of your self-care practice and throughout the day, especially when you feel like you need an extra boost and confidence to speak your truth.
While you do that, recite the mantra:
- “I express myself with confidence.”
- “I am free to speak my truth.”
- “I am healed.”
Rub a few drops of essential oils into your foot’s big toe and the reflexology point for the thyroid located at the base of the foot in the fleshy area below the big toe.
Did you know?
You absorb oils faster into your bloodstream through the bottom of your feet. If applied all over the bottom of the foot, the oil can be propagated to every cell of your body within 20 minutes.
Need more? Here are a couple of other tips
- To improve your mood and reduce anxiety or irritability, use chamomile, frankincense, and lavender oil, either diffused in your home or added to a bath.
- To relieve muscle or joint pain, try a soothing bath using geranium, frankincense, peppermint, and lemongrass oils. Or, you can only use a few drops of Radiance in your bathwater!
- To fight fatigue, try a combination of peppermint and citrus oils, such as lemon and grapefruit.
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