Hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism are two common thyroid disorders that affect millions of people worldwide. While conventional treatments such as medication and surgery are often recommended for these conditions, there is growing interest in alternative therapies such as acupuncture.
Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body. The practice is believed to balance the body's energy flow to promote healing. Acupuncture has been used to treat various health conditions, including thyroid disorders such as hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism.
Research studies have been conducted on the effectiveness of acupuncture for thyroid disorders. In a 2016 systematic review published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, acupuncture was found to alleviate symptoms of hyperthyroidism such as anxiety and heat intolerance. It was also found to reduce the levels of thyroid hormones, which are typically elevated in hyperthyroidism. The researchers concluded that acupuncture could be used as an effective complementary therapy for hyperthyroidism.
Similarly, a 2019 randomized controlled trial published in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine investigated the effects of acupuncture on hypothyroidism. The study found that acupuncture, when combined with medication, was more effective at improving thyroid function and reducing symptoms such as fatigue compared to medication alone. The researchers attributed the positive results to acupuncture's ability to regulate the production of thyroid hormones and increase blood flow to the thyroid gland.
Overall, research evidence suggests that acupuncture may be an effective adjunct therapy for both hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. However, it is important to note that acupuncture should not be used as a substitute for conventional medical treatment. It's recommended to consult with a well trained and qualified acupuncturest to conduct your treatments.
Acupuncture has shown promise as a complementary therapy for thyroid disorders. Its ability to regulate the production of thyroid hormones, increase blood flow to the thyroid gland, and alleviate symptoms suggest it can be useful for those who seek a holistic approach to managing their condition. 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. Lets'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 help to answer most people's questions, and or please leave a comment below.