The Pituitary Gland, commonly referred to as the body’s “master gland”, produces and secretes hormones that control most of the other parts of the Endocrine System.
Being the “master” of all glands, it is of no wonder that it is closely associated with our CROWN CHAKRA of enlightenment and overall body, mind, and spiritual balance.
This post will expand your knowledge of this gland so that you maintain a balanced body-mind relationship, and thus heal and elevate your spiritual being!
Structure of the Pituitary
The Pituitary gland is about the size of a pea and is located just below the hypothalamus at the base of the brain.
The pituitary is divided into three sections:
1. Anterior lobe: development, sexual maturity, and reproduction.
2. Intermediate lobe: melanin (responsible for skin pigmentation) production.
3. Posterior lobe: kidney function, childbirth, and lactation.
Functions of the Pituitary
As mentioned previously, the pituitary controls most other endocrine glands and is therefore termed the “master gland”. In turn, the pituitary is mainly controlled by the hypothalamus.
The figure below is an important summary of the hormones and functions of the major lobes of the pituitary, namely the anterior and posterior ones.
As you already know by now, changing your lifestyle, starting from the basics of diet and workout regimes, can take your body, mind, and ultimately your spirit, to a completely new level.
Below, are the most important diet and fitness tips that keep your master gland in check!
Moreover, dabbing essential oils onto specific parts of your skin allows them to get absorbed all the way to reach your pituitary. There, the essential oils will do their magic and produce healing and soothing effects.
Ranim Daw, MS in Cell & Molecular Biology
American University of Beirut
March 24, 2017