Acupuncture for hypothyroidism : Hypothyroidism is a very common chronic health problem. it is the inability of the thyroid gland to function optimally. The thyroid gland is located at the front and lower part of the neck. It is an endocrine gland that secretes the hormones thyroxine and triiodothyronine, which are generally responsible for balancing our metabolic body processes. The shortage of these hormones is referred to as hypothyroidism. Thyroid disorders cause multiple health problems together at the same time and often interfere with the autoimmune, cardiovascular, reproductive, digestive, and musculoskeletal systems, accompanied with emotional problems, etc.
Acupuncture has over 25 pressure points specific to the thyroid which makes it one of many thyroid remedies that you should consider. It has been successfully employed to treat thyroid disorders and there is no doubt about its effectiveness. It works by balancing the overall system and bringing the over or under active thyroid back to normal working conditions. Endocrine diseases such as this are effectively treated by acupuncture since its relaxing effect has an impact on brain and hormone activity within the body. In addition to treating the thyroid directly, acupuncture is also extremely valuable in its ability to address the uncomfortable symptoms of thyroid disease. It involves several needles inserted painlessly in the ears.
Acupuncture is more effective when the needles are heated using the technique called as ‘moxibustion’. This is the method in which, an acupuncturist lights a small bunch of the dried herb called moxa or mugwort and holds it above the acupuncture needles. The herb burns slowly, steadily and gives off a little smoke with pleasant incense like smell. This enhances the efficacy of the needles and gives the desired results quickly.
Acupuncture vitalizes the blood, stimulates, and strengthens the immune system of the body. It is wonderful at calming the hyperactive symptoms of hypothyroid disease.