The pineal gland is one of the smallest and most important endocrine glands in the body. Located in the center of the brain close to the more well-known pituitary gland, the pineal gland gets its name from its characteristic pine cone shape. It is also known as the pineal organ, the pineal body or the “third eye”. This small gland controls your body’s sleep-wake pattern. However, due to lots of factors, calcification of pineal gland can occur, hampering brain function. Remedies to decalcify the brain should immediately be taken.
Pineal Gland Function
The pineal gland has several critical functions including secretion of melatonin the hormone that causes sleepiness and regulation of certain endocrine functions. The gland also helps the body to convert signals from the nervous system to signals in the endocrine system.
Physiologically, in conjunction with the hypothalamus gland, the pineal gland controls the sex drive, hunger, thirst and the biological clock which determines the body’s normal aging process.
The primary function is that pineal gland secretes melatonin. This hormone is the primary one that controls your sleepiness and wakefulness. Natural light tends to turn this gland on. When the pineal gland is activated, your brain moves from sleeping to a state of wakefulness. This process is sometimes referred to as the awakening of the “Third Eye” – a common name for the pineal gland.
This concept of the pineal gland as the “Third Eye” has long been seen as a link between the spiritual and physical worlds. In addition to the important physiological functions of the pineal gland, this is the part of the brain that has traditionally been considered to be the seat of higher consciousness and a link to the metaphysical world. It is the pineal gland that seems to be most affected during meditation and visualization yoga and all other forms of “out of the body travel”.
Pineal Gland Calcification
Pineal gland calcification is a great cause for concern because it seems to happen at a very young age. In this process, the pineal gland accumulates calcium phosphate crystals, becomes hardened, and loses much of its functionality.
Causes of calcification
There is a great deal of speculation as to what causes calcification of the pineal gland. Fluoride in water and toothpaste has been implicated in this process. In fact, many people believe that any food additives including artificial sweeteners may contribute to the problem. Although studies are not available to support the claim, the radiation from cell phones has also been cited as a possible cause of calcification of the pineal gland.
Importance of Activating/ Decalcifying Pineal Gland
It is important to keep the pineal gland active because of the activity of this gland. When it is active, the pineal gland helps you to get good sleep – and helps you to be wide awake during the day. An active pineal gland will also ensure that neurological signals are clearly transmitted to the endocrine system. In addition to other functions, this can help promote better hormonal control.
Spiritually, an open third eye also brings to you bliss, intuition, concentration, clarity and decisiveness. With a highly functioning pineal gland, your physical and mental functioning will be improved.
1. No Fluoride
If you assume that fluoride contributes to calcification of the pineal gland, it is important to avoid fluoride in water and food. When possible, eat organic foods and drink liquids that do not have fluoride added to them. Cooking with water containing fluoride can also add that chemical to the food you eat. Use untreated water when possible. Limit things like fluoride-containing tap water, red meat, sodas and artificial foods and drinks.
2. Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
The malic acid in raw apple cider vinegar can be used to help detoxify your body including the pineal gland. Be sure that the apple cider vinegar supplement you buy is raw and not processed. In addition to helping decalcify the pineal gland, raw apple cider vinegar can help your digestive system process foods better.
3. Oregano Oil and Neem Extract
Oregano and Neem extract may help decalcify the pineal gland, purify other parts of the endocrine system, fortify the immune system, and act as a natural antibiotic in the body. In India, neem has been used to decalcify pineal gland, or open the third eye for thousands of years.
4. Essentials Oils
Essential oils may help to stimulate the pineal gland and decalcify it. Specifically, lavender, parsley, pine, sandalwood, pink lotus, and frankincense may be helpful in the decalcification process. Used in a diffuser or added to warm bath water, these oils can help open up the pineal gland.
5. Regular Meditation and Chanting
Meditation, yoga and chanting may help decalcify the pineal gland by stimulating the gland through resonance in the nasal bones. As the calcium crystals are broken up in the gland, the increased secretions can wash away the calcification. It is desired to chant for 10 minutes daily or however long you’d like to.