Clinical Information For the Treatment Of Thyroiditis

What Patterns Are Related To Thyroiditis?

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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:

Liver FireLiver and Gallbladder Damp HeatSpleen Yang Deficiency

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Er Chen Wan (Two Aged Herbs)

Clinical Usages

  • 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. 

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    Cautions

      • Avoid in patients with yin deficiency - i.e. cough from dryness.

        Nei Xiao Luo Li Wan (Internally Reducing Cervical Lymphadenitis Pills)

        Clinical Usages

        • Phlegm obstructions - generally benign masses, lumps, swellings such as lymph nodules, breast cysts, thyroid nodules, goiter, ovarian cysts, fibroids, etc.
        • If used, it may often be combined with deeper formulas for the more systemic underlying pattern.

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