DEVELOPMENT AND FUNCTION OF THE THYROID GLAND: The thyroid gland is situated at the front of the lower neck below the larynx with one lobe on each side of the trachea. Originally, the thyroid gland was located in the oropharynx from where it descended to its final position, taking a path through the tongue and the neck. This connection is known as the thyroglossal duct. The primary function of the thyroid is the production of thyroxine (secretory quality), a hormone that regulates the rate in which nutrients are converted into energy (see pituitary gland, TSH-thyroid stimulating hormone). Initially, the thyroid was an exocrine gland excreting hormones into the ingoing and outgoing section of the intestine to facilitate the ingestion of food and the elimination of feces. After the gullet had broken open, the thyroid became an endocrine gland releasing thyroxine directly into the bloodstream. The thyroid gland consists of intestinal cylinder epithelium, originates from the endoderm and is therefore controlled from the brainstem.
BIOLOGICAL CONFLICT: Consistent with its role in digestion, the biological conflict linked to the thyroid gland is a “morsel conflict” (compare with “morsel conflict” related to the parathyroid glands, mouth and pharynx, stomach, duodenum, pancreas gland, small intestine, and colon).
RIGHT HALF OF THE THYROID GLAND
LEFT HALF OF THE THYROID GLAND
People who are driven to “get things done”, who have professions and activities that involve competition (business managers, sales agents, vendors, athletes and sports competitors), who are under deadline pressure (journalists, manufacturers) or constant pressure to “keep up” (working two jobs, single mothers) are more susceptible to experience the conflict. Children and adolescents suffer thyroid-conflicts when they are pushed by a parent, teacher, or coach (“You are too slow!”).
CONFLICT-ACTIVE PHASE: Starting with the DHS, during the conflict-active phase thyroid gland cells proliferate proportionally to the intensity of the conflict. The biological purpose of the cell increase is to improve the secretion of thyroxine so that the individual becomes faster to catch the desired morsel (right half of the thyroid) or to get rid of an undesired morsel (left half of the thyroid). This causes an overactive thyroid or hyperthyroidism. Because of the enhanced thyroxine production, persons with an overactive thyroid are often overexcited, nervous, irritable, and have trouble sleeping. High blood pressure is typically isolated to systolic hypertension (compare with hypertension related to the right myocardium and the kidney parenchyma). The nodule that appears during the conflict-active phase is generally referred to as a “hot nodule” (compare with “cold nodule” related to the thyroid ducts).
With persistent conflict activity, the growth (secretory type) created by the continuing cell augmentation forms a hard struma, or goiter (compare with euthyroid struma related to the thyroid ducts). The enlargement of the thyroid could cause breathing difficulties due to the pressure on the trachea. A large swelling with profuse cell proliferation might be diagnosed as a thyroid cancer.
HEALING PHASE: Following the conflict resolution (CL), fungi or mycobacteria such as TB bacteria remove the cells that are no longer needed. Healing symptoms are pain due to the swelling, difficulties breathing and swallowing, and night sweats. If the healing process is accompanied by an inflammation, this causes thyroiditis.
With the completion of the healing phase the thyroxine level returns to normal. However, with a hanging healing, that is, when healing is continually interrupted by conflict relapses, the prolonged decomposing process results in a loss of thyroid gland tissue causing a chronic underactive thyroid, or hypothyroidism, also termed Hashimoto’s disease. Symptoms are fatigue and low energy, since the insufficient production of thyroxine slows down the body’s metabolism (see also healing phase of thyroid ducts). In this case, supplementing thyroxine is advisable.
NOTE: Hypothyroidism is always preceded by hyperthyroidism!
If the required microbes are not available upon the resolution of the conflict, because they were destroyed through an overuse of antibiotics, the additional cells in the thyroid gland cannot be broken down. Consequently, the growth or goiter stays maintaining the overproduction of thyroxine with lasting hyperthyroidism, even though the conflict has been resolved (see also parathyroid glands, pancreas gland, adrenal gland, prostate gland). To normalize the thyroxine production, surgery might have to be considered.
DEVELOPMENT AND FUNCTION OF THE PARATHYROID GLANDS: The parathyroid glands are two pairs of small glands located on the back side of the thyroid gland. Their main function is to secrete a hormone (PTH-parathyroid hormone) that helps maintain the proper level of calcium (secretory quality), a mineral essential for muscle contraction. Like the thyroid gland, the parathyroid glands were originally exocrine glands that excreted into the intestine. Today, they are endocrine glands that release their hormones directly into the bloodstream. The parathyroid glands consist of intestinal cylinder epithelium, originate from the endoderm and are therefore controlled from the brainstem.
BIOLOGICAL CONFLICT: According to the function of the parathyroid glands, the corresponding biological conflict is a “morsel conflict” (compare with “morsel conflict” related to the thyroid gland, mouth and pharynx, stomach, duodenum, pancreas gland, small intestine, and colon).
RIGHT PARATHYROID GLANDS: Equivalent to the right half of the mouth and pharynx, the conflict linked to the right parathyroid glands relates to an “ingoing morsel” and to “not being able to catch a morsel” because of a low calcium level limiting the muscle contraction required to ingest a food morsel.
LEFT PARATHYROID GLANDS: Equivalent to the left half of the mouth and pharynx, the conflict linked to the left parathyroid glands relate to an “outgoing morsel” and to “not being able to eliminate a morsel” because of a low calcium level limiting the muscle contraction required to eliminate a morsel.
CONFLICT-ACTIVE PHASE: Starting with the DHS, during the conflict-active phase cells in the parathyroid glands proliferate causing an overproduction of PTH or hyperparathyroidism with the biological purpose to supply the organism with more calcium to improve the muscular contraction so that the morsel can be better absorbed (right glands) or eliminated (left glands). Consequently, the calcium level in the blood increases causing hypercalcemia (compare with hypercalcemia related to the bones). In conventional medicine, a large growth in the parathyroid glands might be diagnosed as a parathyroid cancer.
HEALING PHASE: Following the conflict resolution (CL), fungi or mycobacteria such as TB bacteria remove the cells that are no longer needed. This process is accompanied by night sweats. With the completion of the healing phase the PTH level returns to normal. However, with a hanging healing, when healing is continually interrupted by conflict relapses, the prolonged bacterial activity leads to a loss of parathyroid gland tissue causing chronic hypoparathyroidism with constant low calcium levels. In this case, supplementation is advisable.
NOTE: Hypoparathyroidism is always preceded by hyperparathyroidism!
If the required microbes are not available upon the resolution of the conflict, because they were destroyed through an overuse of antibiotics, the additional cells cannot be broken down causing lasting hyperparathyroidism (see also thyroid gland, pancreas gland, adrenal gland, prostate gland). To normalize the PTH production, surgery might have to be considered.
DEVELOPMENT AND FUNCTION OF THE THYROID DUCTS: The thyroid ducts branch throughout the thyroid gland in a tree-like structure. The original function of the thyroid ducts was to carry hormones produced in the thyroid into the ingoing and outgoing section of the intestine to aid the metabolism of food and the disposal of feces. After the rupture of the gullet, the thyroid ducts closed and the thyroid became an endocrine gland. Today, the thyroid ducts deliver thyroxine directly into the bloodstream. The lining of the thyroid ducts consists of squamous epithelium, originates from the ectoderm and is therefore controlled from the cerebral cortex.
BIOLOGICAL CONFLICT: The biological conflict linked to the thyroid ducts is a female powerless conflict or male frontal-fear conflict, depending on a person’s gender, laterality, and hormone status (see also Frontal Constellation). A powerless conflict is experienced as feeling helpless (“there is nothing I can do about this”, “my hands are tied”) or of not being in control of a situation. Generally speaking, the conflict relates to any kind of imposition, external control or decision made over one’s head.
CONFLICT-ACTIVE PHASE: ulceration in the lining of the thyroid ducts proportional to the degree and duration of conflict activity. The biological purpose of the cell loss is to widen the ducts to supply the organism with more thyroxine; this provides the individual with more energy to resolve the conflict. Symptoms: mild to severe pain, depending on the intensity of the conflict. Since the lumen of the thyroid ducts enlarges, the thyroxine level rises slightly during the conflict-active phase. This, however, must not be confused with hyperthyroidism because the thyroxine production in the thyroid gland is unchanged.
HEALING PHASE: During the first part of the healing phase (PCL-A) the tissue loss is replenished through cell proliferation with swelling due to the edema (fluid accumulation). In conventional medicine, the cell mitosis is often diagnosed as a papillary thyroid cancer or papillary carcinoma.
When the swelling occludes a thyroid duct less thyroxine enters the bloodstream, even though the thyroid gland produces the hormone in sufficient amount. According to Dr. Hamer, the decreased supply of the body with thyroxine is never as severe as with hypothyroidism and a chronic reduction of thyroxine-producing cells.
Since the thyroid ducts have no external opening, a cyst forms as a result of the back-up of fluid in the duct. The growth is commonly referred to as a “cold nodule” (compare with “hot nodule” related to the thyroid gland). A large thyroid cyst is called a euthyroid struma, or goiter (compare with goiter related to the thyroid gland).
Thyroid cysts are located towards the middle (median) on the right or left side of the neck (compare with cysts in the pharyngeal ducts located laterally). If there are no conflict relapses, the swelling recedes in the course of the healing process. However, with a hanging healing the cyst stays until healing is completed.