This method focuses on the physical body, that is, the inside workings: the endocrinological system in your body. An endocrinologist specializes in, for example, how the various glands and hormone chemicals work together to keep a healthy chemical balance in the physical body. Because of the biochemical nature of this work, there is also a clear link to the energetic body.
Some of the more important glands are the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland, as well as the thyroid gland, located in the throat area. These control some important balances in temperature, metabolism, digestion, and other internal thermostats. Often, symptoms that hint at an imbalance in the endocrine system involve these glands.
The glands that make up the endocrine system are: thyroid (digestion), the kidneys (cleansing, purification), the pituitary gland (hormone flow control), epiphysis (temper), hypothalamus (limbic impulses; temperature); thymus (immune system, growth) and the “Langerhand isles” (immune system). Imbalances in the endocrine system point to blocks in hormone flows. This is first noticeable in ‘not feeling well’, without a clearly identifiable cause. As the imbalance increases, the bodily symptoms aggravate as well; for example: troublesome defecation; excess sweating; remarkable loss of weight (or gain of weight), excessive fatigue or excess inner disquiet/activity.
As with all illness, an endocrine imbalance is almost always linked to something else. The endocrine system is highly prone to influences from the entire energetic body. For example, an imbalance in the fifth chakra (“Fear to express yourself”, or “too much babbling out of a need for attention”) can negatively influence the thyroxine production by the thyroid. This, in turn, might cause the TSH production by the pituitary gland to become imbalanced. This might lead to typical endocrine illness such as hyperthyroidism (thyroid in overdrive), or hypothyroidism (thyroid too slow, leading to overweight).
Whenever an endocrine block is suspected, an integral practitioner will always examine the balances in all four bodies in the anamnesis. In addition to subscribing certain medicine to help get the blood composition within acceptable boundaries again, this may require (on the patient’s behalf) a complete lifestyle change in order to get the energetic body balanced again. Disturbances in the endocrine system usually carry a useful message for the patient. In addition to direct medical attention, it is highly beneficial for both patient and practitioner to further explore this message in an appreciative way. Some knowledge of the energetic body certainly comes in handy in these cases.