Case Report: Acupuncture Treatment for Hypothyroidism

Arsovska, Blagica and Zhu, Jihe and Kozovska, Kristina (2016) Case Report: Acupuncture Treatment for Hypothyroidism. Imperial Journal of Interdisciplinary Research (IJIR), 2 (5). pp. 184-187. ISSN 2454-1362

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Abstract: Background - Hypothyroidism is a
condition in which the body lacks sufficient thyroid
hormone. People with this condition have
symptoms associated with a slow metabolism,
tiredness, weight gain, constipation, dry skin,
feeling cold and etc. [12] Traditional Chinese
Medicine (TCM) regards hyperthyroidism and as
Yin/Yang imbalances and often uses acupuncture,
herbal medicine and dietary therapy to rebalance
Yin and Yang. [8]
Aim - The main purpose of doing this work is to
show the most effective acupoints used in the
acupuncture treatment of hypothyroidism in our
practice and the results after the treatment.
Methods - The patient is a 24 year old female
diagnosed with Hashimoto hypothyroidism, an
autoimmune thyroiditis. The treatments were done
in the clinic for TCM and acupuncture in Skopje by
a doctor specialist in acupuncture. The treatments
were done every week for 3 years, when the TSH
and T4 levels normalized. During the treatments
she has done 7 analysis for thyroid.
Results - From the first treatment made the levels
of TSH. T4 and TPO hormones were gradually
normalizing. The last results are from the analysis
when she also made her last treatment - TSH=13.8
T4=2.8 TPO=<60.
Conclusions - For condition such as
hypothyroidism, acupuncture gives satisfying
results and improves the condition significantly.
Key words: hypothyroidism, hashimoto,
acupuncture, treatment, acupoints

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Clinical medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Yihe Zhu
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2016 08:45
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2016 08:45

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