I place great importance on the activation of the thymus gland in my practice. The thymus gland has many important functions. Among them are:In his book, Life Energy: Unlocking the Hidden Power of your Emotions to Achieve Total Well Being, Dr John Diamond provides evidence that the thymus gland controls the acupuncture energy meridians of the human body, and is the glandular key to vitality, love, courage and the will to live and the will to be well.
(A) the production in early life of special lymphocytes called T-cells which are vitally important in immunological surveillance, which is directly concerned with resistance to infections and cancer,
(B) the activation, after puberty, of the T-cells by thymus hormones,
(C) involvement in the flow of lymph throughout the body,
(D) the monitoring and regulation of energy flow throughout the body energy systems, initiating instantaneous corrections to overcome imbalances as they occur so as to achieve a rebalancing and harmony of body energy, and
(E) the thymus serves as the link between mind and body, being the first organ to be affected by mental attitudes and stress. Hence, activation and stimulation of the thymus is an essential, primary foundation of achieving and maintaining positive health.
When we are born our thymus gland is quite large, nearly as large as the heart and lungs. As we get older the thymus atrophies (as early as 15 years of age) and very often becomes a mass of fat in our 40s and 50s. Tapping on the thymus has been scientifically shown to improve its function and it also grows in size! The thymus is also referred to as the higher heart chakra. See previous post on this. Take care of this beautiful and underappreciated organ.