Acupuncture for Hypothyroidism

Acupuncture for Hypothyroidism


Hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormones, leading to a slower metabolism. This can result in symptoms such as fatigue, weight gain, cold intolerance, constipation, and depression.

On the other hand, hyperthyroidism, is a condition where the thyroid gland produces an excessive amount of thyroid hormones, leading to an overactive metabolism. Symptoms of hyperthyroidism can include weight loss, increased appetite, heat intolerance, sweating, anxiety, and irritability.

Acupuncture for Hypothyroidism can be used as a complementary therapy as it can help improve symptoms such as fatigue and depression by promoting relaxation and reducing stress. However, it should not be used as a substitute for medical treatment or medication prescribed by a healthcare professional.

The University of Maryland medical center reports that acupuncture may help with correcting hormone imbalance, including thyroid disorders. A study conducted at Shanghai Medical University in China found that there was a significant improvement in the symptoms of hypothyroidism when TCM herbal preparation were used.

To determine if you have hypothyroidism, you should consult with a healthcare professional who will request blood tests to measure your thyroid hormone levels. These tests typically include measuring levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), free thyroxine (T4), and sometimes triiodothyronine (T3). Additionally, your healthcare provider may consider your symptoms and medical history when making a diagnosis.

Once you have your diagnosis, book your visit with Dr. Ma at Zhou Wellness. Dr. Ma has a great deal of experience in using acupuncture to help correct hormone levels. When hormones are balanced through stimulation of various meridians through the use of acupuncture needles