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Thyroid disorders and TCM remedies

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According to traditional Chinese medicine, we shouldn’t just treat your thyroid gland but the body as a whole.  

Assessment of what organ channels are affected is the first step in the treatment.

 

There are 2 types of Thyroid gland disorders:

 

1. Hypothyroidism (Underactive)

TCM: Liver Qi Stagnation with Spleen and Kidney yang deficiency. 

Symptoms: Fatigue

                      Low Mood

                      Easily Gain Weight

                      Stomach bloating after eating

Avoid eating frozen or cold temperature foods.

Get plenty of sunshine per day.

Key: Warm the body. 

 

2. Hyperthyroidism (Overactive) 

TCM: Liver heat and Kidney yin deficiency.

Symptoms: Anxiety

                      Insomnia

                      Hunger

                       Weight Loss

Avoid spicy, hot foods.

Slow, relaxing exercises.

Key: Cool the body. 

 

Click here to read more about TCM thyroid gland treatments, including lifestyle and dietary recommendations  

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