This little butterfly shaped gland in your neck has many functions, so when it is malfunctioning the body feels the consequences, as many as 12.5 percent of American’s suffer with a thyroid disorder, and many people are undiagnosed. Some causes of thyroid disorder include; Autoimmune, gluten intolerance, stress, toxins, adrenal fatigue and Iodine deficiency.
The Thyroid glands drives the metabolic rate of every single cell in your body, which is 37 trillion cells, so you can imagine symptoms like; weight gain, male and women’s infertility, hair loss, depression and chronic fatigue are some symptoms of a low and hyper functioning thyroid.
This is how Chinese Medicine has come to the rescue. A study published in the Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine stated, “Cases of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and their immune function and thyroid function were observed. It was found that Chinese Medicine was able to reduce the thyroid antibodies in the peripheral blood of the patients with hypothyroidism and to recover their thyroid function.” Treating patients with Chinese Medicine can help lower anti-thyroid antibodies and regulate thyroid function.
Regaining your thyroid function is important for your general health. In 2012, the Mayo Clinic reported the consequences of untreated thyroid disorder are infertility, heart problems, peripheral neuropathy, goiter and mental health issues. Maintaining a healthy balanced gluten free diet, managing stress, and regular blood test to check thyroid health are important to help keeping the gland happy.
It is essential to keep the body balanced. Discussing these concerns with your Chinese Medicine practitioner may help you take control of your thyroid health.