Hashimoto's thyroiditis, also known as chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis, is an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid gland. It is the most common cause of hypothyroidism in the developed world. The condition often results in an enlarged thyroid gland, which is known as a goiter.
There are several symptoms of Hashimoto's thyroiditis, including feelings of fatigue, weight gain, hair loss, depression, muscle weakness, and joint pain. These symptoms are often subtle and can be mistaken for other health issues, making Hashimoto's thyroiditis challenging to diagnose accurately.
Traditional treatments for Hashimoto's thyroiditis typically involve the use of medications such as thyroid hormone replacement therapy. However, some people have turned to acupuncture as a complementary form of treatment.
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese therapy that involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body. These points are believed to be connected to energy channels that flow throughout the body, known as meridians. By stimulating these points, acupuncture aims to restore balance and improve the flow of energy.
Several studies have shown that acupuncture can help in the treatment of Hashimoto's thyroiditis. For example, a study published in the Journal of Endocrinological Investigation showed that acupuncture treatment significantly improved thyroid function and reduced symptoms of fatigue and depression in patients with autoimmune thyroiditis.
Another study published in the Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies found that acupuncture therapy improved thyroid function, reduced inflammation, and enhanced immune function in patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis.
Acupuncture is considered safe when performed by a well-trained and licensed practitioner. However, individuals with certain medical conditions, such as bleeding disorders or pacemakers, may want to avoid acupuncture or make a 15-minute consultation to discuss acupuncture with the team at Acute Acupuncture.
Hashimoto's thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid gland and can result in several symptoms. While traditional treatments involve the use of medications, acupuncture therapy has been shown to improve thyroid function, reduce inflammation, and enhance immune function. Collaborating with Acute Acupuncture and other healthcare providers and integrating acupuncture into a comprehensive treatment plan may offer additional benefits to patients and enhance their overall well-being. After treatments, one may feel relaxed, energized, and rejuvenated. It is essential to communicate with your practitioner about your experience to ensure you receive the maximum benefits from these treatments. Click the button below and book a complementary 15-minute consultation at Acute Acupuncture 163 The Terrace, Wellington Central, Wellington. Let's discuss if acupuncture is the right thing for you. Thank you for taking the time to read this Blog Post, Don't forget to like, subscribe, and share this post with others. If you have any questions or concerns check out Acute-Acupuncture Wellington Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), as we find this helps to answer most people's questions, and or please leave a comment below.