Acupuncture treatments for hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism provide a natural method for regulating hormones.
Control and Harmony
Your thyroid is a small but mighty gland that produces hormones that control your metabolism. When your thyroid produces too much or too little of those hormones, you can feel the effects throughout your body. An unbalance in your hormones can impact your weight, energy level, sleep patterns, and emotions. It can be hard to realize these symptoms are related to a thyroid issue, but we’ll work with you to create a treatment plan that addresses all your concerns so you can regain internal harmony.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is Thyroid Disease?
Your thyroid is a gland located in your neck that creates and produces hormones that control your metabolism. When the thyroid produces too much (hyperthyroidism) or too little (hypothyroidism) of these hormones, it is defined as thyroid disease.
What Causes Thyroid Problems?
Thyroid problems can be caused due to the pituitary gland, the hypothalamus, or the thyroid gland itself not working properly. Other causes can include but are not limited to, thyroiditis, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, or an iodine deficiency.
How to Know If You Have a Thyroid Problem
Thyroid problems can cause issues in many different systems throughout the body. Hyperthyroidism can lead to weight loss, nervousness, increased heart rate, increase in perspiration, sleeping issues, brittle hair and nails, and anxiety. Hypothyroidism can lead to increased weight, fatigue, increased sensitivity to cold, memory problems, constipation, dry skin, slower heart rate, and weakness.
What Are Early Warning Signs of Thyroid Problems?
Since thyroid issues can show up in many different ways, it can be hard to trace them back to the source, however, there are a few good indicators that point to thyroid problems. A few early warning signs include weight gain or loss, fatigue, change in heart rate, and increased sensitivity to heat or cold.
What Are the Symptoms of Thyroid Problems in Females?
Women are more likely to develop thyroid issues, especially after pregnancy and menopause. Although women are at an increased risk of thyroid-related issues, the symptoms are the same as they are for men.
Can Men Have Thyroid Problems?
What Are the Types of Thyroid Disease?
Thyroid disease is a term that includes conditions when the thyroid is making too many thyroid hormones (hyperthyroidism) or too few hormones (hypothyroidism). Hyperthyroidism causes your body to use energy too quickly which can result in restlessness, nervousness, increased heart rate, fatigue, and weight loss. Hypothyroidism can result in feeling tired, gaining weight, sensitivity to cold, and a slower heart rate.
Is Hypothyroidism the Same as Thyroid Disease?
Hypothyroidism is one of the conditions under the umbrella of thyroid disease. Hypothyroidism is when the thyroid is not making enough thyroid hormones.
Is Thyroid Disease an Autoimmune Disease?
Hashimoto’s disease is an autoimmune disease that can cause hypothyroidism. This disease is one of the most common causes of hypothyroidism.
Is Thyroid Disease Hereditary?
Autoimmune diseases that can sometimes cause thyroid issues are more likely if you have relatives with autoimmune diseases. Notify your doctor if you have relatives with autoimmune diseases.
Can Thyroid Disease Cause Cancer?
At this time, thyroid disease is not seen as a cause of thyroid cancer.
Can Thyroid Problems Cause Headaches?
It is possible that headaches or migraines can be a result of thyroid problems. Speak to your doctor if you are having headaches or migraines.
Can Thyroid Problems Cause Anxiety?
Hyperthyroidism, when the gland is producing too many hormones, causes the body to use energy too quickly. As a result, heart rate, a feeling of nervousness, and anxiety can all increase.
Can Thyroid Disease Cause Joint Pain?
Some people with hypothyroidism can experience muscle aches, stiffness and pain in joints, swelling of the joints in hands and feet, and muscle tenderness.
Can Thyroid Problems Cause Infertility?
Hypothyroidism causes the body to not produce enough hormones, which can interfere with the release of an egg from your ovary. This disruption can negatively affect fertility. Causes of hypothyroidism, such as certain autoimmune disorders may also be a factor in fertility.
How Can Thyroid Problems Affect Fertility?
Low levels of hormones caused by hypothyroidism can interfere with the natural release of the egg from the ovary. This interference can cause issues with fertility.
Can a Woman with Thyroid Problems Get Pregnant?
Yes, women with thyroid problems can get pregnant, but the effect of either too many or too few hormones can disrupt the menstrual cycle, making it more difficult to conceive. Consult with your OB/GYN or other healthcare professional if you are trying to conceive, but are not having regular menstrual cycles.
Does Acupuncture Help Thyroid Problems?
Yes, acupuncture can help relieve the symptoms that result from both hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. Acupuncture works to restore the balance of hormones and energy throughout the body. When your body is in balance you can experience benefits that radiate through all your systems, leading to better sleep, more energy, healthier skin, regular heart rate, decrease in anxiety, more control over emotions, and improved menstrual cycle.
How Acupuncture Helps Treat Thyroid Issues
Acupuncture opens up the channels in your body so your hormones, qi, yin, and yang can rebalance. This natural method of regulating hormones can help relieve many of the symptoms resulting from thyroid issues, including sleep issues, low energy levels, sensitivity to cold, anxiety, nervousness, and muscle weakness.
What Herbal Remedies are Good for Thyroid Issues?
Chinese herb formulas are extremely effective tools for addressing many conditions in the body, including problems stemming from thyroid issues. We take a full medical history, listen to your goals, and answer any questions you may have before recommending specific herbs or herb formulas. Tailoring the formula to the individual patient is essential for patient health and effectiveness.
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