Thyroid Conditions

Thyroid conditions can present many different symptoms depending on a person’s age and gender. Some of these include: excessive fatigue, slow growth, weight gain, intolerance to heat or cold, constipation, carpal tunnel syndrome and insomnia. Conventional medicine will often prescribe hormone therapy to regulate thyroid conditions often guessing the proper dosage.

This can result in not only being tethered to a lifelong prescription but dealing with possible, hormonal imbalances as well as a taxed system due to synthetic medication. Integrative Med Solutions (IMS) uses a variety of acupuncture and naturopathic medicine remedies to bring the thyroid back to its optimally working state. In some cases, the thyroid could possibly be beyond repair however there are many alternatives to conventional medications that can be applied.

Acupuncture: Hormonal Energy Re-Balancing

The U.S. National Library of Medicine cites a study out of Russia in 2011 that found acupuncture to “be regarded as an alternative to substitution therapy of subclinical hypothyroidism.” In addition, the World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes acupuncture as a valid tool for combating various diseases and conditions including those associated with the thyroid. Dr. Lisanti, licensed acupuncturist at IMS, will determine the best point locations to assist in healing or maintaining your thyroid health. Some of these points along specific body meridians (channels) are: Governing vessel (GV22) just above the anterior hairline on the head; Stomach (ST9) lateral to the Adam’s apple; and Pericardium (PC7) middle of the inside wrist.

Clinical Nutrition: Proper Food Intake for Thyroid Disorders

IMS may recommend some dietary adjustments if you are struggling with a particular thyroid condition. For instance, in the case of a goiter (enlarged thyroid gland) foods that may interfere with proper iodine absorption sometimes called goitrogens, include: Brussel sprouts, cauliflower, turnips, sweet potatoes and soybeans. On the other hand, foods that could encourage proper thyroid health are: clams, oysters, sardines, seaweed and kelp.

Nutraceutical Supplementation: Vitamins, Minerals and more…

Dr. Lisanti might administer a blood test to determine if your system could be struggling with certain nutritional deficiencies. In turn, a nutraceutical supplementation protocol may be recommended using a variety of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes. These may include, but are not limited to, Vitamin A for iodine metabolism; B vitamins for red blood cells, antibody production, and nervous system support: as well as L-Tyrosine, zinc, selenium and Omega-3’s.

Homeopathy: Assisting the Thyroid through Materia Medica

Another tool in the IMS healing arsenal is homeopathy. This Centuries old practice uses highly diluted formulas from mineral, animal and plant sources to work on a condition by addressing the deep root cause. In the case of thyroid conditions Dr. Lisanti could use one or a variety of remedies according to your specific constitution. These may include such remedies as: fucus vesiclosus (sea kelp); kali carbonicum (potassium carbonate); Iodum (made from kelp or seaweed).

The thyroid can be supported through a variety of acupuncture and naturopathic remedies found at IMS. Many other available approaches can be used including botanical medicine, environmental medicine and detoxification. At Integrative Med Solutions, we will design an acupuncture and naturopathic treatment program that works for you.  In many cases, insurance covers portions of the acupuncture treatment. Allow us to support you to achieve optimal health.  To make an appointment or find out more about how acupuncture and naturopathic medicine can benefit you, please call our office at 914.337.2980 or click here to schedule an online appointment.

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