Circulation peak time is 7 pm to 9 pm – Endocrine is 9 pm to 11 pm
Associated color: red – Season most active: summer
Negative emotions: circulation- greed
Positive emotions: circulation- generosity
Essential oils: circulation- cinnamon, cloves
Endocrine- myrtle, clary sage
- PC 2 Inside of arm pain, numbness going down the arm
- PC 4-6 Wrist pain, aching, weakness, poor circulation to the hand
- PC 9 Finger pain, ending of the meridian energy
Follow the enlarged chart for finding these points on your body. After locating a point, press on it a bit. Is it tender or sore? Do you have any of the conditions associated with this point? Place a PowerStrip over the area needing energy.
The endocrine meridian (triple heater, TH) has 23 points, starting at the outside of the fourth finger traveling up the outside of the arm, ending at the corner of the eyebrow. Also view these points on the enlarged chart.
- TH 1 Beginning of meridian, finger pain
- TH 5-8 Wrist stiffness, fluctuating hot/cold
- TH 9 Lower back of arm pain, stiffness, cramping
- TH 12 Upper arm weakness, cold to the touch, stiff shoulder
- TH 15 Shoulder stiffness, frozen shoulder, light headedness
- TH 22-23 Pain in the temple region, throbbing headache
Function of Circulation and Endocrine Glands
The circulatory system is responsible for blood flow throughout the entire body. This is regulated through hormones, which are quite similar to light switches. Certain hormones turn systems on, and other hormones turn systems off. When this is balanced and in rhythm the body functions well. When hormones weaken, symptoms of being out of balance start developing. Endocrine glands secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream for regulating a wide variety of functions.
- Hypothalamus- is located above the pituitary, connecting endocrine glands to the nervous system, being responsible for maintaining the internal balance of the body.
- Pituitary gland- is pea-sized, located behind the nose and attached to the brain, aiding in controlling other endocrine glands: thyroid, adrenals, ovaries, and testes.
- Pineal gland- is located near the center of the brain regulating sleep/awake patterns with melatonin.
- Thyroid– is located in the neck, producing hormones which regulate metabolism, the rate of function of organs.
- Parathyroid- is located next to the thyroid, regulating the calcium level.
- Thymus- is located behind the sternum, producing hormones and immune cells.
- Adrenals- are located above the kidneys, for regulating stress, electrolytes, immune system, and blood sugar.
- Ovaries- are located in the pelvis, creating hormones for regulating the female system.
- Testes- are located in the testicles, creating hormones and sperm for the male system.
What Stresses Circulation and Endocrine Glands?
Because the endocrine glands are the master regulators of the body, anything you do out of balance will stress them. For example, if you stay up too late at night, you are stressing the pineal gland which regulates the awake/sleep cycle. When the signal to go to sleep is ignored, the pineal receives a confusing message. In time, this confusion will create malfunction within the endocrine system, much like the domino effect. Ideally, the body would like to be asleep around nine o’clock and wake up with the sun or when well rested.
Other stressors to the endocrine system include: eating infrequently, eating too much or not eating enough, temperature extremes, inadequate nutrition for the manufacture of hormones, dehydration, and emotional imbalance. See the post,”Endocrine Disruptor Chemicals (EDCs) Safety,” for learning about which chemicals harm the endocrine glands.
How can I Support my Circulatory System and Endocrine Glands?
One important way to help your circulatory system is to keep moving! A sedentary body tends to develop poor circulation over time. The circulatory system must transport about five quarts of blood, containing over 50 hormones, throughout the entire body every minute. When this rate slows down, so does the function of the body. Also, stay well hydrated and nourished. In order to create sufficient hormones the body requires an abundance of enzymes, vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, and other necessary food factors. Essential fatty acids are an often missing component in the diet and a critical nutrient for manufacturing hormones.
To view a comprehensive chart with all organ correlations click here.