Acupuncture Treatment for Graves’ Disease
Acupuncture is one of the oldest treatments in the world not only for hyperthyroidism, but for many other diseases. The Chinese traditional medicine, acupuncture is thousands years old, and honestly I like to believe methods that are tested many times for centuries.
According to the survey my subscribers filled out I see that 90% of you are looking for Alternative Therapies and Natural Methods to cure Graves’ Disease and Hyperthyroidism. This is no surprise for me, because a few years ago I was doing exactly the same thing…
I was tired of pills, prescriptions, drugs of all sorts and from the fact that every doctor is trying to prescribe me something that eventually will cure my disease. In most cases they’ll push you for RAI or total thyroidectomy, (as they did to me) but if you listen to me- you should not go there unless you have used all your other options!
No wonder why Pharmaceutical Industry is one of the most profitable, getting the #2 place after the production of military weapons. I was really shocked to find out that most of the doctors get about 4% from every drug they prescribe. Don’t get me wrong- there are really good doctors, who will be working with you and will do the best they can to help you. But this case is very rare, unfortunately.
Looking for alternative therapies and trying some of them in practice I discovered that they really work and sometimes even have better results than the traditional medication.
So said, I am warning you here, that if you are on any medication, prescribed by your doctor for your Graves’ disease– do not stop that at any circumstances, as you may face a thyroid storm which is a very dangerous condition.
All alternative methods I write about can be used together with your medication, for faster results.
One of them that I read a lot about is Acupuncture.
Acupuncture for Hyperthyroidism Conditions
Acupuncture for hyperthyroid conditions is an increasingly popular treatment as more people in the west begin to embrace the medical knowledge of the east. A lot of Health Organizations have even noted that thyroid problems can be effectively treated with acupuncture. Read on to find out how acupuncture for hyperthyroid conditions can help you.
How does it work?
Acupuncture originated in China more than two thousand years ago. It is based on the idea that energy, known in Chinese as qi or chi, flows through the body, and when that energy is blocked, illness results. Acupuncture uses tiny needles, about the width of a human hair, in specific locations on the body that are thought to restore balance and health to the body.
A study that compared people receiving acupuncture for thyroid conditions and those who were not found that the people who had acupuncture focusing on the kidney area had reduced symptoms.
Since hyperthyroidism is a condition usually caused by an immune system malfunction or because of the effects of medication, it makes sense that acupuncture for hyperthyroidism conditions would be effective. Stimulation of the qi and the kidneys can help regulate energy flow, stimulate the immune system and strengthen the blood.
Acupuncture can also be useful for treating symptoms of hyperthyroidism, even if the condition itself is not addressed in the treatment. For instance, acupuncture is noted for reducing the stress response, lowering blood pressure, increasing energy and causing recipients to feel more relaxed, all of which are helpful for a person with hypothyroidism.
It can also help with heart palpitations, insomnia, hot flashes, elevated blood pressure, even some of the menstrual abnormalities that may come with hyperthyroidism.
More than eight million Americans have used acupuncture to treat a myriad of illnesses and use of acupuncture needles has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration since 1996. Acupuncture uses small, solid, metal needles, and most people do not experience pain when they are inserted.
It is important to find a qualified acupuncturist if you are planning to use acupuncture for hyperthyroid conditions. See if your state has a licensing program for acupuncture practitioners and don’t go to an acupuncturist who isn’t licensed. Find out what kind of medical training they have had, and don’t accept medical advice from someone who hasn’t had a lot of training in that area.
On your first visit to an acupuncturist, he or she will likely take a detailed medical history and ask you about your lifestyle and the specific reasons you are seeking treatment. At this time you should discuss your treatment, how many sessions you will need and how long it will take, and how much it will cost.
More insurance companies are paying for acupuncture and other “alternative” treatments these days, so check with your provider to see if you can get your treatment paid for.
Acupuncture can be a great help for people with hyperthyroidism, especially if you visit an acupuncturist soon after your diagnosis or seek treatment for symptoms as well as the underlying disorder. Acupuncture holds no guarantee that your body will stop the overproduction of thyroid hormone, but at least it can reduce your symptoms, make you feel more comfortable and stop you from feeling so stressed about your condition.