Clinical Information For the Treatment Of Hyperthyroidism
What Is Hyperthyroidism?
Hyperthyroidism - Basics
Hyperthyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormone. These hormones, triiodothyronine and thyroxine, control many of the body's functions and when too much is present in the blood, it can cause weight loss, irritability, hand tremors, mood swings, fatigue, and other symptoms.
Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Hyperthyroidism.
What Patterns Are Related To Hyperthyroidism?
Hyperthyroidism - Diagnostic Patterns
The Chinese Medicine treatment of hyperthyroidism generally involves arriving at the appropriate TCM diagnosis or pattern. This pattern within the individual is what treatment is based on not the general condition (see treating the cause and not the symptoms).
The following patterns may represent the underlying contributing factors for the development of hyperthyroidism:Heart Yin DeficiencyKidney Yin DeficiencyLiver FireLiver Qi StagnationLiver Yang RisingLiver Yin DeficiencyPhlegm Stagnation
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1 Point Is Empirically Important For Hyperthyroidism
The Following (3)Formulas TCM Herbal Formulas May Be Useful For Hyperthyroidism
Chai Hu Jia Long Gu Mu Li Wan (Bupleurum, Dragon Bone, and Oyster Shell Formula)
- Palpitations, anxiety, restlessness, agitation/irritibility, and insomnia from heat due to liver yang or fire.
- Mental disorders such as including biopolar and schizophrenia resulting from distrubed shen.
- Symptoms of addiction recovery: cravings, anxiety, mood swings etc.
Da Bu Yin Wan (Great Tonify the Yin Pill)
- Steaming bone syndrome - sensation of intense heat, malar flushing, spontaneous sweating.
- Palpitations, anxiety, insomnia, hot flashes, from kidney/heart yin deficiency.
- Tinnitus, possible vertigo, irritability, restlessness from liver fire rising.
Do not use if patient presents with flu or cold symptoms.
Liu Wei Di Huang Wan (Six Ingredient Pill with Rehmannia)
- Dizziness, tinnitus, possibly vertigo as a result of kidney and liver yin deficiency.
- Insomnia especially with night sweats, hot flashes, irritibility.
- Spontaneous/nocturnal emissions.
- Use with caution in patients that present with spleen qi deficiency.
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