The thyroid gland plays a crucial role in keeping your body balanced. It helps with metabolism, growth, development, and temperature. But if your thyroid is off, it can have some significant consequences. For example, hypothyroidism happens when your thyroid isn't active enough, affecting about 5% of people.
But women are five to eight times more likely to develop it than men. The thyroid gland has a vital role in producing and stabilizing hormones, which means that any imbalance in the thyroid can affect hormone-related symptoms like irregular periods, ovulation cycles, and early onset of menopause. Many women struggle with hormone-related conditions without clear answers or assistance, so addressing thyroid issues is crucial.
Our Approach to Comprehensive Whole-Body Care
At Sasha Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine, we treat the body holistically to address not only the cause but also the associated symptoms. If you're taking conventional hyperthyroidism medication, you can still explore holistic treatment options.
In fact, holistic remedies, including acupuncture, offer additional approaches that can complement and enhance standard care. A holistic approach integrating both conventional medical care and alternative therapies like acupuncture can be beneficial. Particularly for women, who experience thyroid issues more frequently, acupuncture offers a gentle, non-invasive method to support the body's inherent healing capacities and improve quality of life.
Supporting Thyroid Function and Hormone Stabilization
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), hyperthyroidism is linked to disruptions in the body's qi, surplus heat, and phlegm stagnation. In a healthy state, qi moves smoothly along channels known as meridians. When the flow is not optimal or gets obstructed, it can lead to health issues. Acupuncture can help bring balance to the body's qi and promote well-being.
If you're dealing with thyroid concerns, acupuncture can be a great way to balance your hormones, manage energy levels, stabilize your emotional health, and even help with sleep and menstrual issues. Numerous spots on the ear and throughout the body are targeted during an acupuncture session to stimulate the regulation of hormone production.
Acupuncture goes beyond addressing your symptoms—it aims to harmonize the body's energy to achieve optimal health. It enhances the immune system and regulates the production and release of thyroid hormones.
Taking the Next Step
At Sasha Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine, we take your current treatment plan into account with your goals and objectives to create a tailored approach that best fits your needs. Contact us today to schedule a consultation today.