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Case Report - Acupuncture Treatment for Hyperthyroidism
International Journal of Chinese Medicine
Volume 1, Issue 4, October 2017, Pages: 121-123
Received: Aug. 5, 2017; Accepted: Aug. 28, 2017; Published: Sep. 23, 2017
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Jihe Zhu, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University Goce Delcev, Shtip, Republic of Macedonia
Blagica Arsovska, Institute of Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
Kristina Kozovska, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University Goce Delcev, Shtip, Republic of Macedonia
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Hyperthyroidism is one of the most common disorders of the thyroid gland, which occurs as a result of too much secretion of the thyroid hormones by the thyroid gland. The usual symptoms are: increased appetite, anxiety, tiredness, insomnia, hair loss, weakness in the muscles, diarrhea, weight loss, changes in the menstrual cycle and etc. According to the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) the condition may appear due Liver fire, Qi and Yin deficiency, phlegm stagnation or Heart, Kidney and Liver deficiency. With the acupuncture treatment it's not treated just the thyroid but the whole body, promoting the health, improving the energy flow through the whole body, boosting the immune system and removing all blockages in the pathways. The treated patients is a 41 year old woman, diagnosed with hyperthyroidism for 9 years. The results from the blood analysis before the treatments showed high T3 (Triiodothyronine) and low TPO (Thyroperoxidase) levels and after the treatment all parameters were in normal range. The patient has done 10 treatments, one treatment every week within three months, with duration of the treatments 35-40 minutes. Treatments were done in a clinic for TCM and acupuncture in Skopje, Macedonia, by a doctor specialist in acupuncture. With the acupuncture treatment was succeeded to get positive results and improve the health condition for a very short time by regulating the hormone levels, diminishing the symptoms and recovering the body balance.
Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Treatment, Hyperthyroidism
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Jihe Zhu, Blagica Arsovska, Kristina Kozovska, Case Report - Acupuncture Treatment for Hyperthyroidism, International Journal of Chinese Medicine. Vol. 1, No. 4, 2017, pp. 121-123. doi: 10.11648/j.ijcm.20170104.13
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