Energy: Chakras and the Endocrine System

The endocrine system is part of the body's main control mechanism, comprising of a number of ductless glands that produce the hormones your body needs. These hormones, acting as chemical messengers, are secreted into the bloodstream from particular organs to stimulate or inhibit physical processes. By adjusting the hormone levels, the endocrine system works to maintain the body in a state of optimal health.

Influence of your Glands

Unsurprisingly, the positions of the Chakras correspond to the positions of the glands in the endocrine system and have an effect on their functioning. The link between the Chakras and the glands emphasises the holistic nature of health and demonstrates that you need to maintain a balance in your emotional and mental activities as well as your physical diet and exercise, as they are all deeply interrelated.

Chakra System Imbalances

A variety of health problems may be caused by Chakra imbalances affecting the associated endocrine gland and resulting in illness.

Root Chakra symptoms:

Anorexia, obesity and osteoarthritis

Sacral Chakra symptoms:

Bladder problems and frigidity

Stomach Chakra problems:

Diabetes and digestive problems

Heart Chakra symptoms:

Cancer and high blood pressure

Throat Chakra problems:


Third Eye Chakra problems:

Glaucoma, headaches and neurological problems.

Crown Chakra problems:

Exhaustion and epilepsy

Chakras and Glands

By learning about the associations between Chakras and the glands you can help to diagnose a multitude of illnesses affecting your spiritual and physical wellbeing.

Your Endocrine Glands






Sexual development
Body Rhythm

Root Chakra

At the top of the kidneys are the adrenals that produce several hormones including adrenaline, which stimulates the 'flight, fight or freeze' response and ties directly to the Root Chakra's survival drive.

root chakra adrenals

Sacral Chakra

sacral chakra ovaries and testicles

The ovaries control sexual development and egg creation as well as controlling the levels of oestrogen and progesterone. The potential for life in the ovaries is mirrored in the drives of the Sacral Chakra.

Stomach Chakra

The pancreas secretes substances for the digestion of food, such as insulin. When this Chakra is overstimulated it can cause problems with excess blood sugar, the major cause of diabetes.

pancreas stomach chakra

Heart Chakra

Heart chakra thymus

The thymus is located above the heart and produces lymphocytes, which form a vital part of the body's immune response. This quality relates the thymus to the healing properties of the Heart Chakra.

Throat Chakra

On either side of the larynx is the thyrois, producing thyroxine, which controls the rate at which the body converts food into useful energy. This is the area over which the Throat Chakra has dominance.

Thyroid 1

Third Eye Chakra

third eye chakra pituitary

Near the base of the skull is the pituitary gland, which releases hormones influencing body chemistry. The spiritual energies of the Third Eye Chakra are reflected in the pituitary's influence on the whole body.

Crown Chakra

The pineal gland lies deep within the brain and produces melatonin. This hormone affects the other glands in the endocrine system and mirrors the Crown's relationship with the other Chakras.

crown chakra pineal