Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism (Thyroid Disorders)


Hypothyroidism is a condition characterized by Yang deficiency of kidney, spleen and heart. In correlation with western medicine, the lack of thyroid hormone production is directly associated with Kidney Yang deficiency. Thyroid hormone acts as a catalyst that stimulates and increase the metabolism of various systems in the body. Adequate amount of thyroid hormone is required to ensure proper growth, maturation and development. When thyroid hormone becomes deficient, metabolism will be hindered in various part of the body. Additionally, in Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Kidney energy is the source of Yang energy in the body. When Kidney Yang is abundant, there is adequate warmth in all organs, when kidney yang becomes deficient, it is no longer able to warm up the organs, leading to compromised physiological functions, such as feeling cold, infertility, fatigue, depression, etc.


According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, hyperthyroidism is a combination of Qi and Yin deficiencies, Liver fire uprising and phlegm stagnation. Correlated with western medicine, Liver fire corresponds to the continuous excitation caused by excessive thyroid hormone. Qi and Yin deficiency represent the weakness and fatigue of the body from prolong over-stimulation ; and phlegm stagnation is illustrated in the enlargement of the thyroid gland.

Dr. Han has been treating thyroid disorders successfully with acupuncture, electroacupuncure, auricular acupuncture, moxibustion and herbs. call 7864499026 for a free consultation.