Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland is unable to function optimally. It was assumed till recently that only Western allopathic medicine can be used for treatment. However, promising results from alternative treatment, especially acupuncture, have been documented in the health industry. It has been shown that hypothyroid sufferers have experienced relief with acupuncture.
Located in the lower part and front of the neck, the thyroid gland is an endocrine gland that produces and releases the hormones triiodothyronine and thyroxine. These two hormones are generally responsible for balancing the body’s metabolic processes. The lack of these hormones is known as hypothyroidism. For reasons that are unknown, hypothyroidism is commonly found in women of reproductive age. It also can develop in children and males.
Among the Chinese people, acupuncture is a widely popular modality and has been highly touted as a successful way of treating various ailments. It has been discovered that certain areas of the human anatomy are related to peripheral nerves. In an acupuncture procedure, those acupuncture points are stuck with fine sharp needles specially designed for the purpose. The needles have the ability to stop the pain the, and help cure the patient’s complaint.
Among the Chinese, acupuncture has existed for many, many centuries, and is hugely respected. It is reputed to cure and treat several types of diseases, and has been officially adopted in many countries of Southeast Asia due to its versatility and efficacy. More studies are being conducted, to gauge the therapy’s effectiveness in resolving disease.
While Western medicine has still not confirmed a total cure for hypothyroidism, it is possible that acupuncture can help person live an energy-filled and healthy life. Therefore, if you think that Western allopathic medicine has let you down, “alternative” modalities such as acupuncture and herbal treatments are well worth considering. They have usually been proven over time to accomplish what Western allopathic medicine could not – resolve ailments.