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Pituitary Gland, Understanding the function of the pituitary gland in easy terms, Layman's term to understand what is helps and hurts the pituitary gland. The pituitary hormones listed and explained.


SYSTEM: Endocrine



SHAPE: Pea shaped : Diameter 1/2 inch and approx. 1/50 oz.

LOCATION: Attached to hypothalamus at the base of the brain (see Title Page Pituitary)

FUNCTION: Often called the master gland. Posterior portion of the pituitary - Regulates kidney's function.

Also produces oxytocin hormone which stimulates contractions of the uterus.

Anterior portion of the pituitary - Influences the other glands of the body also controls growth.

The Pituitary produces the following hormones:

  • Oxytocin - Causes the uterus to contract (for child birth)
  • FSH - Follicular Stimulating Hormone - Stimulates follicle (small cavity in the ovaries) where eggs mature and are then expelled. This hormone regulates the production of sperm or maturing of eggs.
  • TSH - Thyroid Stimulating Hormone
  • ACTH - Adrenal CorTex hormone - How we metabolize certain types of food as well as stimulating the lymphatic system.
  • LH - Leutinizing Hormone - which stimulates ovaries and testes.
  • LTH - LacTogenic Hormone - stimulates ovaries to produce progesterone also influences lactation, helps produce the mothering instinct.
  • ADH - AntiDiuretic Hormone - helps regulation of water balance.
  • ICSH - Interstitial Cell-Stimulating Hormone - helps with the maturing of sperm.
  • MSH - Melanocyte-Stimulating Hormone - helps regulate the formation of melanin the pigment found in the skin.
  • GH - Growth Hormone - stimulates body cells to increase in size and undergo accelerated cell division.

KINESIOLOGY: Point 2 fingers at the center of the top of the forehead. To test if nasal drip is caused by pituitary test by placing index and middle finger over each center of the eye brow.

IRIDOLOGY : In both eyes. In the left eye at 11:15 to 12:00 and in the right eye at 12:00 to 12:45. (see page Pituitary Page 2) Both need to be touching the autonomic nerve wreath.

REFLEXOLOGY : Center of the pad on both big toes. (see page Pituitary Page 3)


DETRIMENTAL TO IT'S HEALTH: Negative thoughts and a lack of minerals.

POSSIBLE SYMPTOMS/HEALTH CONDITIONS: 10% of all brain tumors are in the pituitary gland which produces a hormone called corticotropin. Symptoms include: Obesity, high blood pressure, and buffalo back.


Adolescent reaching the height of 7 foot or more.


Stunted growth, the adolescent may also retain childlike appearance. Long, hard labors or when labor has to be induced.

MAIN MINERALS: Magnesium and Selenium

MAIN VITAMIN: Vitamin B-6, Vitamin E and Vitamin B complex.

Alfalfa Nourishes the pituitary gland (especially if developing white skin blotches)
Ginseng Nourishes the pituitary.
Gotu Kola Contains nutrients needed by the pituitary.

Herbal Combination
Mastergland Helps balance the glandular system

None of which I am aware.

Alfalfa and wheat sprouts Nourishes the pituitary
L-Ornithine, L-Taurine and L-Tryptophan Amino acids

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Sometimes Nasal drip can be caused by the pituitary gland.

If Chronic sinus problems continue after taking sinus herbs you may want to consider supporting the pituitary.

ADDITIONAL READING: None of which I am aware.

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