Case Report - Acupuncture Treatment for Hyperthyroidism

Zhu, Jihe and Arsovska, Blagica and Kozovska, Kristina (2017) Case Report - Acupuncture Treatment for Hyperthyroidism. International Journal of Chinese Medicine, 1 (4). pp. 121-123.

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Hyperthyroidism is one of the most common disorders of the thyroid gland, which occurs as a result of too much secretion of the thyroid hormones by the thyroid gland. The usual symptoms are: increased appetite, anxiety, tiredness, insomnia, hair loss, weakness in the muscles, diarrhea, weight loss, changes in the menstrual cycle and etc. According to the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) the condition may appear due Liver fire, Qi and Yin deficiency, phlegm stagnation or Heart, Kidney and Liver deficiency. With the acupuncture treatment it's not treated just the thyroid but the whole body, promoting the health, improving the energy flow through the whole body, boosting the immune system and removing all blockages in the pathways. The treated patients is a 41 year old woman, diagnosed with hyperthyroidism for 9 years. The results from the blood analysis before the treatments showed high T3 (Triiodothyronine) and low TPO (Thyroperoxidase) levels and after the treatment all parameters were in normal range. The patient has done 10 treatments, one treatment every week within three months, with duration of the treatments 35-40 minutes. Treatments were done in a clinic for TCM and acupuncture in Skopje, Macedonia, by a doctor specialist in acupuncture. With the acupuncture treatment was succeeded to get positive results and improve the health condition for a very short time by regulating the hormone levels, diminishing the symptoms and recovering the body balance.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Clinical medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Yihe Zhu
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2017 11:03
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2017 11:03

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