The Reflexology Minute: The Pituitary Gland
You will learn:
The Pituitary Gland is a pea-sized gland at the base of the brain. It is known as the endocrine system’s ‘master gland.’ It regulates growth and development, produces necessary hormones that stimulate follicle growth, and milk production in lactating women. It also stimulates organs and glands to secrete hormones that aid in sleep, mood, water retention, blood levels, stress response, and sexual function and reproduction. Essentially it’s talking to our kidneys, thyroid, adrenals, uterus and mammary glands, ovaries and testes. No small task! To help the pituitary gland function optimally press on the reflexology point for this gland located at the center of both thumb prints.
The pituitary gland reflexology point is located in your thumbs and the great toes (aka big toes) right at the center where the swirl or dot is located. Press in to that area using your finger or a mechanical pencil eraser for five seconds. I recommend doing the thumb points plus all the fingers for good measure.
photo by Janette Paule
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