By now you know that there is always a “biological” reason why disease happens and that it all starts with a “perceived” trauma, which is recorded on the brain. This is how the emotional root causes that we are learning about are created.
In the last blog article, we discussed how hypothyroidism ties to conflicts associated with Time, more specifically trying to slow down time. With hypothyroidism, you thyroid starts to slow down because the brain is telling it to slow down in order to help you survive.
In this article, we’re going to talk about hyperthyroidism: the condition when your thyroid speeds up. It is similar in that its root conflict also tied to time, but in this case it’s a conflict of quickness as opposed to slowness.
There are several different types of hyperthyroidism, but the most common kind is caused overproduction of thyroid hormone by the entire thyroid gland.
Another type is caused by nodules or lumps in the thyroid that increase their activity so that the output of thyroid hormone into the blood is higher than it should be. People also may temporarily have symptoms of hyperthyroidism if they have thyroiditis, which is caused by an immune system problem or viral infection.
This overproduction of the thyroid hormone speeds up your metabolism, and as a result, every function of your body speeds up as well.
It makes sense then that some common symptoms of hyperthyroidism are nervousness, irritability, increased sweating, heart racing, hand tremors, anxiety, difficulty sleeping, thinning of your skin, fine brittle hair and weakness in your muscles.
Graves’ disease is a specific type of hyperthyroidism caused by antibodies in the blood that turn on the thyroid and cause it to grow and secrete too much thyroid hormone.
It’s characterized by orange peel skin, exophthalmos, and goiter in addition to hyperthyroidism.
The emotional conflict around hyperthyroidism is the feeling that you must do it quick. There’s the sense that you’re always hurrying to do something.
Your brain is saying “We’re in danger. We have to act fast to get out of it,” and it tells your thyroid to speed up so your body has enough energy to face the danger.
Example: Example: Each time a little girl has to go to school she has to keep track of time because her mother always gets her there late, and she fears this. “We have to hurry.” The part of the body that accelerates the process is the thyroid.It puts us into hyperaction and thereby diminishes the latency time, and therefore hyperthyroidism.
Grave means tombstone, and on the emotional conflict level, Graves’ Disease has to do with somebody that you deeply loved dying too soon. There’s an inability to let go of that person which creates conflict in the brain.
Example: A 7-year-old girl has a sister who is 9 years older than she is. The older sister leaves home. The younger sister feels abandoned and wants to grow up quickly so she can leave with her sister. She is trying to speed up time.
Remember, there are many nuances to each disease, and this is just a start to help you understand the core conflict(s) behind your hyperthyroidism or any other illness. Since these are nuanced to each individual, I would recommend reaching out to me if you’ve decided to explore your emotional root causes.