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Hormonal Imbalances: Symptoms and Treatment for Endocrine Disorders

Promoting a Robust Endocrine System via Varmam by Sri Ramesh Babu

Thanks to 2023 Nov-Dec HERITAGE AMRUTH

In our fast-paced world, maintaining a healthy endocrine system is essential for overall well-being. The endocrine system, responsible for regulating hormones, plays a crucial role in various bodily functions. As we seek holistic approaches to health, an ancient practice known as Varmam therapy emerges as a promising avenue for promoting a robust endocrine system.

The human body is governed by the endocrine glands, and gaining mastery over their functioning has the potential to reshape and redefine an individual's health. Numerous health issues can be entirely prevented solely by ensuring the well-being of the endocrine system.


Endocrine glands play a crucial role in various essential functions within the body. It can be asserted that the overall well-being of an individual is influenced by the functioning of the endocrine system. When this system malfunctions, it has an impact on the physical, emotional (psychological), and intellectual health of the individual.


Endocrine disorders encompass a range of conditions caused by imbalances in the hormonal system. These disorders can manifest as either an overproduction (hyper function) or underproduction (hypo function) of hormones. Common examples include diabetes, thyroid disorders (such as hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism), and adrenal gland disorders (like Addison's disease and Cushing's syndrome).


Endocrine disorders can be manifested by various neurologic symptoms and signs ranging from headache pituitary dysfunction, thyroid dysfunction, hypoglycaemia, hormonal imbalance, poor muscle tone, instability, anxiety, imbalance due to poor muscle strength and tone, etc. It is valuable to think about 'endocrine disorder' as the cause of the neurologic impairment. Early diagnosis and treatment of hormonal imbalance may rapidly relieve the neurologic symptoms.


Neurological and Endocrine Harmony: A Synchronized Dance

The intricate dance between the nervous system and the endocrine system, known as the neuroendocrine system, revolves around the masterful control exerted by the hypothalamus over pituitary hormone secretion. This dynamic interplay orchestrates a myriad of reciprocal interactions to preserve homeostasis and enable appropriate responses to environmental stimuli. The regulated release of hormones, neurotransmitters, and neuromodulators is the symphony that maintains the delicate balance within the body.


In this symphony, neurons play a pivotal role by releasing neurotransmitters and neuromodulators at synapses, facilitating communication between nerve cells. Simultaneously, neuro-secretory cells contribute to the harmony by releasing substances directly into the bloodstream, where they function as hormones, broadcasting messages throughout the body.


Disruptions in this intricate symphony can manifest as a range of symptoms, including headaches, altered mental states, abnormal muscle strength, gait issues, and variations in muscle tone. Additionally, these disruptions may lead to cramps and developmental delays, highlighting the sensitivity of the neuroendocrine system to imbalances.


Understanding and addressing these signals of discord in the neuroendocrine symphony is crucial for maintaining overall health. By recognizing the interconnected nature of the nervous and endocrine systems, we gain insights into the profound impact they have on our well-being. As we delve deeper into this complex interplay, we uncover opportunities for intervention and restoration, ensuring a harmonious and synchronized performance of the neurological and endocrine systems.


Unlocking the Potential of Varmam Therapy

Varmam therapy, a traditional form of treatment from Siddha medicine, focuses on stimulating specific locations on the body to balance and restore energy flow. This is mainly very effective in treating health challenges relevant to the bone, nerves, and the mind. The endocrine disorders often involve hormonal imbalances or dysfunctions and effect the neurological functioning of the body. By regulating energy flow and addressing imbalances at specific locations, Varmam therapy influences hormonal regulation and endocrine function.


This therapy, rooted in traditional Indian medicine, is thus a therapeutic practice that focuses on vital energy points within the body. These energy points, called Varmams, are believed to be interconnected with the body's internal systems, including the endocrine system. By applying gentle pressure to specific Varmams, practitioners aim to balance the flow of energy and enhance overall health.


The Endocrine Symphony

The endocrine system acts as the body's internal communication network, secreting hormones that regulate metabolism, growth, mood, and more. When imbalances occur, they can manifest as various health issues, from fatigue to hormonal disorders. Varmam therapy, with its targeted approach, seeks to restore harmony to these intricate hormonal symphonies.


Balancing Stress Hormones

In today's hectic lifestyle, stress takes a toll on the endocrine system, triggering the release of cortisol and adrenaline. Varmam therapy offers a natural remedy by targeting stress-related Varmams, promoting relaxation, and reducing cortisol levels. This can have a profound impact on mental well-being and resilience.


Fostering Thyroid Health

The thyroid gland, a key player in the endocrine system, influences metabolism and energy levels. Varmam therapy aims to support thyroid health by addressing specific energy points associated with this vital gland. This targeted approach may aid in maintaining a healthy weight and sustaining optimal energy levels.


Regulating Reproductive Hormones

For both men and women, reproductive health is intricately linked to hormonal balance. Varmam therapy, with its focus on energy points related to reproductive organs, seeks to enhance fertility, regulate menstrual cycles, and alleviate symptoms associated with hormonal fluctuations.


A Holistic Approach to Endocrine Wellness

Varmam therapy goes beyond merely addressing symptoms; it embraces a holistic philosophy that considers the interconnectedness of mind, body, and spirit. By promoting a balanced flow of energy within the body, this ancient practice supports overall well-being and encourages the endocrine system to function optimally.


Varmam Therapy in Treating Hypothyroidism

Clinical research exists for endocrine disorders like hypothyroidism by way of Varmam stimulation of Annakkaalam, Adappakaalam, Sakthi Varmam, Nadukku Varmam and other Varmam locations.

There are several references in clinical research in journals and articles. The Varmam Therapist Diploma program from The University of Trans Disciplinary Health Sciences and Technology (TDU) integrates this kind of knowledge and techniques within the curriculum imparted to the students.


The following Varmam can be periodically stimulated to boost the endocrine secretions leading to best health of the body.


Location: Situated at the junction of the eyebrows where there is a small dip of the size of a rice grain.

Stimulation: Use the index finger and stimulate in clockwise direction 5 times and give a mild upward push.


Varmam Name: Pancha Narambadangal

Location: In the temple region.

Stimulation: Use the mid three fingers and give a circular rotation in inward and outward direction thrice and give a mild press.


Varmam Name: Pallai Varmam

Location: Just below the last rib.

Stimulation: Use the outer edge of your palm and give a circular rotation in outward direction and give a mild push to the muscles towards the rib.

Note: Should be done only in lying down and not while sitting or standing.


Varmam Name: Sadayantha Varmam

Location: Situated around the waist region.

Stimulation: Tie a cloth around the waist just above the navel. This can be left while doing any work or through the day and remove only while having food and while sleeping.


Varmam Name: Sanguthiri Kaalam

Location: Situated on the Adam’s apple.

Stimulation: (self) Place the four fingers and the thumb, vertically on the throat region and give an up and down rub 3 to 5 times.

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Embrace the wisdom of Varmam therapy and embark on a journey towards a harmonious and thriving endocrine system.

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