If you are one of over 20 million people in America suffering with a Thyroid Disorder, we can help you improve your quality of life. We will customize a treatment plan specifically tailored to your healthcare needs for conditions such as: Hyperthyroid, Hypothyroid, and Thyroid Nodules.
The thyroid is a small, bow tie shaped gland that sits just below the Adam’s apple in your neck. Its job is to secrete hormones that regulate the body’s metabolic rate. These hormones effect numerous body functions including body temperature, heart rate, how fast calories are burned, and fertility. The release of hormones from the thyroid is ultimately controlled by the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland, both of which are located in the brain. Diseases of the thyroid result when there is too much, or too little, thyroid hormones causing either a speeding up or a slowing down of the body’s metabolism. These are called hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism, respectively. The causes of both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism can vary, but both kinds of disorders are very commonly caused by an autoimmune reaction. In autoimmune thyroid disorders, the immune system produces anti-bodies that attack the tissues of the thyroid gland. This can cause gradual inflammation and ultimately destruction of the thyroid gland. Depending on what tissues the antibodies attack, this autoimmune reaction can either produce hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism.
Your symptoms will vary depending on whether you have hypothyroidsm or hyperthyroidism. In hypothyroidism, the metabolism slows down due to lack of thyroid hormones, while in hyperthyroidism, the metabolism speeds up because there are too many hormones being produced.
If you have hypothyroidism, you may be experiencing some of the following symptoms:
- Weight Gain
- Puffy face or eyelids
- Dry skin
- Pins and needles in the hands or feet
- Feeling cold easily
On the other hand, if you have hyperthyroidism, you may be experiencing the following symptoms:
- Excessive sweating
- Nervousness or anxiety
- Weight Loss
At Inner Alchemy Acupuncture, Dr. Baron effectively treats thyroid disorders with Acupuncture and Acupoint Injection Therapy, which uses high-quality injectable solutions made from vitamins, and Chinese herbs to reduce symptoms and improve your quality of life.
Acupuncture works by stimulating nerve-rich areas of the skin, which produces cascading effects throughout the body, including regulating cytokine signaling and other activities of the immune system.
Acupuncture is especially effective at reducing inflammation, which is a major factor in autoimmune diseases, including many thyroid diseases.
Dr. Baron can also recommend acupoint injections that contain high-quality vitamins and Chinese herbal solutions that support your general health and wellness by regulating metabolism and boosting the immune system.
Find out how acupuncture and other holistic treatments can enhance your immune health by calling Inner Alchemy Acupuncture or requesting an appointment online today.