Acupuncture for Hyperthyroidism
Acupuncture offers an effective treatment for Hyperthyroidism through the use of the body’s natural healing ability. Acupuncture has its origin in the ancient traditional Chinese medicine which is still in use today and offers a better alternative to conventional treatment that is popular. Acupuncture has gained increasing acceptance in recent years due to the safety associated with it because procedure involving Acupuncture has neither risk nor side effects. On the other hand, many drugs administered for the treatment of ailments come with associated risks such as side effect that are dangerous to the body in the long run. The good news is that Acupuncture for Hyperthyroidism is an effective means of getting rid of Hyperthyroidism.
How Acupuncture Works
Acupuncture according to traditional Chinese medicine helps the body to free up the blocked flow of energy. Ailments are caused by the blockage of energy to certain parts of the body. Acupuncture work to free this energy to allow a free flow and when this is achieved, the body is set on a natural healing course.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine tiny needles to specific points on the body surface, and these points are called Acupuncture points. Ailments have Acupuncture points peculiar to them and the particular point to be needled is determined by a trained acupuncturist who administers the needles. The acupuncturist also determines the number of sessions required to achieve complete treatment.
Acupuncture for Hyperthyroidism
The thyroid gland is an integral part of the endocrine system which comprises of the pituitary gland in the brain and the adrenal gland on the kidney. Specific imbalances can lead to the thyroid gland to function abnormally. The abnormality usually involves either the low production of thyroid hormones T3 and T4 which is called hypothyroidism or the excessive production of thyroid hormones which is Hyperthyroidism.
According to the principle of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Hyperthyroidism is believed to be caused by liver Qi depression, and this leads to what is called liver fire responsible for other complications such as increased blood pressure, body temperature and heart rate. Suffers will start overeating but simultaneously lose weight.
Acupuncture, as administered by an experienced and qualified acupuncturist, will detoxify the liver and reduced the liver fire. By so doing, balance is restored to the body system. This option is free of side effects associated with conventional drugs such as liver damage and immune system damage.
Acupuncture in some cases has made T3 and T4 return to a reasonable level within the space of a month without the use any drug. Just the use of Acupuncture, dairy-free, low-iodine and low-gluten diet as prescribed by the acupuncturist.
Why Acupuncture is most suitable for Treating Hyperthyroidism
Anti-thyroid therapy for the treatment of Hyperthyroidism could last for a long time, usually between 2 to 3 years and when this is compared with how long an Acupuncture treatment will continue, the latter is a preferred option.
Conventional treatment cannot guarantee total eradication of Hyperthyroidism as symptoms can return after medication is stopped. Another point that cannot be overemphasized is the side effect associated with anti-thyroid medicines. A side effect associated with these medications include nausea, allergies, lower blood counts, liver damage and lowered immunity due to continuous use of these drugs over an extended period.
Acupuncture treatment remains useful, and it prevents the reoccurrence of symptoms of Hyperthyroidism even after treatment is stopped. Further, it also helps patients with thyroiditis, subacute thyroiditis and even hypothyroidism that is caused by the protracted use of anti-thyroid drugs.
A reputable acupuncturist is recommended to administer this treatment to achieve a lasting recovery from Hyperthyroidism. Complete destruction of the thyroid can result from the use of radioactive exposure in treatment. Ones the thyroid gland is destroyed, it is permanent, and the function of the thyroid is gone. This is why taking the path of Acupuncture in the treatment is highly recommended as patients stand no risk whatsoever.
Diet also goes a long way to maintain Hyperthyroidism. An acupuncturist will advise on diets that are suitable for the patient’s condition. Acupuncture is sometimes combined with Chinese herbs for a more effective treatment. This will be prescribed by the practitioner according to what is peculiar to each patient.
Effective natural treatment for Hyperthyroidism at Philadelphia Acupuncture Clinic performed by Eric Goldburd and Olga Selcova, LAc under supervision of Dr. Tsan
Due to specific of our services we usually combine acupuncture treatment with homeopathic remedies for better and faster result.