Acupuncture treatment in patient with hyperthyroidism

Arsovska, Blagica and Zhu, Jihe and Kozovska, Kristina (2019) Acupuncture treatment in patient with hyperthyroidism. SCIREA Journal of Medicine, 3 (2). pp. 9-13.

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Hyperthyroidism is one of the most common thyroid disorders and the most common cause
of hyperthyroidism, as the thyroid secretes excessive amount of the hormone thyroxine. In
these patients, serum TSH is below the lower limit (often unmeasurable), and the free T4
and/or free T3 are elevated. Hyperthyroidism mostly occurs around the age of 30-40 and
most of the patients are women. The treated patient is 34 year old woman, diagnosed with
hyperthyroidism for 9 years. The patient was taking Tirozol for 8 years and Propranolol for 1
year. The doctors have suggested complete removal of the thyroid gland. Since the patient
started with the acupuncture treatments, 20 treatments have been made in a period of 8
months and the results are showing normalized TSH levels, reduced structure of the lobes
and the medicament therapy has been stopped. Acupuncture points used in the treatment are:
DU14 (DaZhui), DU20 (BaiHui), LI4 (HeGu), ST9 (RenYing), GB20 (FengChi), BL15
(XinShu), BL20 (PiShu), BL23 (ShenShu), DU4 (MingMen), RN4 (QuanYuan), RN6
(QiHai), SP9 (YinLingQuan), SP6 (SanYinJiao), KI3 (TaiXi), ST36 (ZuSanLi), LR2
(TaiChong) and Ashi points located on the neck (front and back). The patient will continue
with the treatments until the condition is totally stabilized and the condition will be
up in the coming period. Acupuncture as part of the Traditional Chinese Medicine can give
very satisfying and long-term positive results in the treatment of hyperthyroidism

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Clinical medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Yihe Zhu
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2019 10:36
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2019 10:36

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