HOW TO TAKE YOUR OWN BASAL TEMPERATURES
A NORMAL READING IS BETWEEN 97.80- 98.20
When your basal temperature is below 97.8, this shows varying degrees of hypothyroidism. When your temperature is above 98.2, this may indicate hyperthyroidism.
Basal temperatures between 97.0 and 97.8 are much easier to cure than temperatures in the 96s or 95s. These temperatures are chronically low, requiring much more aggressive detoxification and herbal therapy.
Raw thyroid glandulars and organic iodine may be needed with low basal temperatures. Most underactive thyroid conditions are congestive in nature, coming from mucus, acids, and foreign proteins that literally clog the tissues of the thyroid.
Hyperthyroidism, especially, is also a congested condition. Detoxification is the main key to eliminating these thyroid conditions.
Today, many people have genetically weak thyroids. The answer is always the same: detoxify and strengthen these tissues and the body. Give it time. It could take you a year or more to change these chronic levels.
Your blood is the most inaccurate medium in showing hypoactive hormone production. Thyroid (T4 and T3) hormone activity is much better indicated by the Basal Temperature Test, which was created for this purpose. )
Adrenal steroid and neurotransmitter production are also not measured properly by blood tests.
The basal temperature test is quite accurate when the temperature is tested in the axilla (armpit) each morning for a period of four days. If the temperature is consistently low there is a hypo (under) function of the thyroid gland, in spite of what the laboratory analysis indicates. The temperature should be taken immediately upon awakening with the thermometer held snugly in the axilla (armpit) for a full ten minutes. Be sure to record each reading accurately. It is your accuracy that determines the value of the test.
Before retiring at night, shake down a thermometer and lay it beside your bed on a night table or chair. BE SURE IT IS SHAKEN DOWN.
When you wake up the next morning don’t get up or move around. Place the thermometer under your armpit, pressing your arm against your bare body. Relax and LEAVE IT THERE FOR TEN MINUTES BY THE CLOCK. Take it out, read it, and write down your results. THIS RECORD OF YOUR EARLY MORNING BASAL TEMPERATURE IS A GREAT AID IN DETERMINING HYPOTHYROIDISM. One of the most important issues of hypothyroidism is calcium utilization and metabolism issues.
Source: Dr. Robert Morse, N.D