Acupuncture, Hyperthyroidism and Hormone Balancing
One lesser known role of acupuncture is hormone balancing. While it may not seem like a natural choice for hyperthyroidism, Chinese medicine considers hormones to be a part of an individual’s essence (acupuncture.com). Medicinal treatments like acupuncture focus on points which can restore this essence. Acupuncture stimulates the nervous system helping release the right neuromodulators and hormones into the bloodstream. Combined with herbal remedies, diet and exercise, it is a very effective treatment.
There are a number of conditions resulting from hormonal imbalances I treat including hypo and hyperthyroidism. Both have a significant effect on how you feel and the problems experienced.
Hyperthyroidism is the result of the thyroid producing too much of the hormone thyroxin. This results in a significantly increased metabolism. Symptoms can include rapid weight loss, increased sweating, nervousness and an irregular heartbeat.
Hypothyroidism is the opposite. Not enough thyroxin is produced. Most people I see have low functioning thyroid causing low energy, weight gain, being too cold, and ‘brain fog’.
Traditional medicine relies on drugs, radioactive iodine and surgery depending on the levels of hyp0 or hyperthyroidism you are experiencing. While acupuncture and herbal remedies may not be your best course of treatment, they can help reduce the need for some traditional options.
There’s even a wonderful herbal formula that helps rebalance the body, getting it back on track.
The herbs plus acupuncture can get everything running smoothly, get you back on your feet and help you feel better than ever. If you are on medication, the acupuncture can help make it more effective, and it could help take care of what the medication isn’t.
I recommend talking with your doctor and encourage you to consider acupuncture and herbal medicines as part of your treatment.