Traditional Chinese Medicine Procedures Used to Treat Thyroid Conditions

Acupuncturists who specialize in treatment of thyroid conditions can ably treat autoimmune thyroiditis or hypothyroidism. These practitioners also make sure that problems related to these conditions such as high cholesterol and other lipid-related problems, pre-diabetes, insulin resistance, reactive hypoglycemia, blood sugar conditions, burn out, or adrenal fatigue are addressed as well.

When a woman has an existing thyroid condition, it can be aggravated by a pituitary condition or other endocrine problems or by reproductive hormone imbalances. The thyroid can be affected by reproductive hormone dysfunctions that can cause menstrual irregularities, insomnia, bloating, irritability, food cravings, PMS. The thyroid may also be vulnerable to menopause symptoms such as night sweats and hot flashes. Male reproductive issues such as testosterone and prostate issues can disrupt blood sugar levels and affect thyroid function. These conditions can cause chronic fatigue, hair loss, weight gain and male breast enlargement. For both adults and children, moods and brain function are affected by thyroid conditions and this can result in impaired liver and gut function, as well as hormone imbalance. Behavioral problems such as attention deficit hyperactive disorder or hypersensitivity can also arise from a thyroid problem.

Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners may use procedures such as electro-acupuncture, cupping, moxibustion, diet therapy and Chinese herbs apart from acupuncture to treat a thyroid problem. These are all great modalities that can be used to treat discomfort and pain related to thyroid problems.

The acupuncturist may use diagnostic tools to test for food allergies and other food sensitivities the patient may have. This will enable him to come up with a plan to help rebuild the gastrointestinal tract. Leaky gut problems and other hard-to detect conditions that can lead to issues such as erectile dysfunction, brain fog, cold hands and feet, circulation issues, headaches and migraines, hay fever, asthma and sinus allergies are best determined through MRT testing. To test for sensitivity to gluten, a gluten test needs to be performed. Saliva and parasite test may be needed to rule out any other causes.

To increase the energy level of the patient and improve his/her physical strength, elimination diets, detoxification, herbal medicine, nutritional supplements and acupuncture can be used for best results.

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