Acupuncture for Thyroid Disorders

Acupuncture for Thyroid Disorders.

The thyroid gland secretes hormones to regulate many metabolic processes, including growth and energy expenditure.

Around one in 20 people will experience some form of thyroid dysfunction in their lifetime. Common problems include overactivity and underactivity of the thyroid gland.

Is Acupuncture Effective for Thyroid Disorders?

Don't just take our word for it. The following clinical trials have scientifically examined the efficacy and safety of acupuncture for thyroid disorders.

Only reputable papers recently published by peer-reviewed journals within the last 10 years are listed below.

Imperial Journal of Interdisciplinary Research
Case report - Acupuncture treatment in patient with high TSH (thyroidstimulating hormone)
Imperial Journal of Interdisciplinary Research

This case report showed that acupuncture is an effective treatment for patients with hypothyroidism due to high level of TSH. The treatments balances hormonal changes, maintain regular TSH levels and improve further endocrine functions.

2020, Jun 8 • Zhu, Jihe and Arsovska, Blagica and Kozovska, Kristina Full Article

International Journal of Research -GRANTHAALAYAH
Case report: Acupuncture treatment in male patient with primary hypothyroidism
International Journal of Research -GRANTHAALAYAH

This case study showed effective results of acupuncture for hypothyroidism. The male patient reported to have reduced TSH levels, increased fT4, stopped gaining weight and balanced energy. Patient continued treatments for several months to further maintain thyroid production levels.

2019, Apr 9 • Zhu, Jihe and Arsovska, Blagica and Kozovska, Kristina Full Article

Journal of Integrative Medicine
An overview of the contribution of acupuncture to thyroid disorders
Journal of Integrative Medicine

The clinical study showed high effectiveness of acupuncture in treating thyroid disorders. Thyroid biomarkers and symptoms from hyperthyroidism/ hypothyroidism were significantly reduced with treatments. Patients also reported to have better sleep quality, digestion and emotional health. Acupuncture was also more effective in co-treatment with western medicine, and produced less side effects in the long run

2018, Nov • Cheng, F.-K. Full Article

Imperial Journal of Interdisciplinary Research
Case Report: Acupuncture Treatment for Hypothyroidism
Imperial Journal of Interdisciplinary Research

This case study showed that acupuncture regulate hypothyroid symptoms with balancing the immune system and autonomic nervous system. The Hashimoto patient managed to reduce intake of Eutirox (hormone replacement drug) while receiving treatments. She also reported to have better emotional health and quality of life.

2016, Apr 4 • Arsovska, Blagica and Zhu, Jihe and Kozovska, Kristina Full Article

The effects of acupuncture after thyroid surgery: A randomized, controlled trial
Surgery Society of University Surgeons, Central Surgical Association, American Association of Endocrine Surgeons

This academic research showed high efficacy of acupuncture for pain relief after thyroid surgery. Patients with regular acupuncture treatments required less pain killers and experienced less side effects.

2014, Dec 1 • Iacobone M, Citton M, Zanella S, Scarpa M, Pagura G, Tropea S, Galligioni H, Ceccherelli F, Feltracco P, Viel G, Nitti D Full Article

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Acupuncture is comparable with morphine preparations in its effectiveness against chronic pain, but without the adverse effects of morphine, such as dependency. Acupuncture : review and analysis of reports on controlled clinical trials
World Health Organization, Geneva 2002