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Chinese Herbal and Acupuncture Treatment Protocols for Thyroiditis - Formulas, Protocols, TCM Diagnoses


Thyroiditis - Diagnostic Patterns

The Chinese Medicine treatment of thyroiditis 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 thyroiditis:



Thyroiditis - Formulas From Our Store

The following herbal formulas are potentially useful in the process of treating thyroiditis. For a complete list from our store with more details see our thyroiditis formula section.


Thyroiditis - Questions

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Using our forums our staff and our community may offer guidance with regards to the treatment of thyroiditis.



Thyroiditis - Related Acupuncture Points

The following (3) acupuncture points may be useful for thyroiditis. A subset of these could potentially be useful with acupressure stimulation and/or tongren therapy methods as well.

Generally treatment would be based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting points by function alone, (see general points selection rules.)




The following (1) Formula TCM Herbal Formulas May Be Useful For Thyroiditis

Er Chen Wan

  • Two Aged Herbs
    • The primary base formula to resolve phlegm damp, particularly in the lungs and GI system - cough (with white mucus), plugged ears, sinus blockage - along with GI symptoms of nausea, vomiting.
    • Upper respiratory tract infections, bronchitis, emphysema, COPD - when arising from phlegm damp.
    • Phlegm accumulation in the head symptoms such as dizziness, insomnia, meniere's disease, alcohol hangover.
    • Cysts from phlegm accumulation - fibroids, breast cyst, ovarian cyst, thryoid cysts, goiter. 
  • Treat Phlegm
  • Dry Dampness and Expel Phlegm
  • Cautions
    • Avoid in patients with yin deficiency - i.e. cough from dryness.



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