Q & A EPISODE
Can acupuncture benefit thyroid health?
Acupuncture has a lot of wonderful benefits but do these extend to improving thyroid health?
I’m a big advocate of acupuncture. I’ve received it myself and often recommend it for certain conditions. While there hasn’t been a lot of research involving the relationship between acupuncture and thyroid health, there are studies that show a positive relationship.
Today I’m sharing some of the research on the impact of acupuncture on various aspects of thyroid health and the key areas to keep in mind if you’re considering trying acupuncture.
During this episode, you’ll learn about:
- What acupuncture involves
- Benefits of acupuncture
- Research studies around acupuncture and thyroid health
- Acupuncture and subclinical hypothyroidism
- Acupuncture and thyroid eye disease
- Acupuncture and benign thyroid nodules
- Acupuncture and autoimmunity
- Why I consider acupuncture as an optional treatment
As always, I hope you found this episode valuable, and I look forward to catching you in the next episode!
Mentioned in this episode
- Dr. Eric’s Article | Can Acupuncture Benefit People With Thyroid Conditions?
- Journal Articles
- Luzina, K É et al. Voprosy kurortologii, fizioterapii, i lechebnoi fizicheskoi kultury ,5 (2011): 29-33. [The influence of acupuncture on the quality of life and the level of thyroid-stimulating hormone in patients presenting with subclinical hypothyroidism]
- Xia, Yong et al. Zhongguo zhen jiu = Chinese acupuncture & moxibustion vol. 30,10 (2010): 806-9. [Therapeutic effect and side effect of treatment on hyperthyroid exophthalmos with the combination of acupuncture and medication]
- Song, L C et al. “Electrochemical therapy (ECT) for thyroid adenoma during acupuncture anaesthesia: analysis of 46 patients.” The European journal of surgery. Supplement. : = Acta chirurgica. Supplement ,574 (1994): 79-81.
- Kim, Sun Kwang, and Hyunsu Bae. “Acupuncture and immune modulation.” Autonomic neuroscience : basic & clinical vol. 157,1-2 (2010): 38-41.
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