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Low thyroid function (hypothyroid)

How Biotherapy Alternative Medicine Clinic can help people with low thyroid (hypothyroid).

Shaped like a butterfly, your thyroid lies at the base of your neck, just below your Adam’s apple. This tiny gland affects many of the body’s systems and produces hormones that regulate your heartbeat, body temperature, digestion, growth and metabolic rate at which you burn the calories. Thyroid hormones also monitor fat metabolism and the nervous system. The thyroid gland interacts with other organs such as liver, GI tract, brain to help them produce their essential hormones. In addition, it constantly receives feedback from the hormonal chief – pituitary gland as well as adrenal and sex glands. Decreased thyroid activity or hypothyroidism can cause many symptoms.

Cold hands & feet

Dry skin

Weight gain

Yellowish coloration on skin, esp. on palms

Dry, brittle, and/or thinning hair

Feeling groggy in the morning, better @ night

Sluggish metabolism

Fluid retention

Constipation

Slow pulse

Fatigue

Low body temperature

Drooping, swollen eyes, puffy face in AM

PMS, painful menstrual cramps

Many respiratory infections

Depression

High cholesterol

Poor quality sleep

 

If you have some of these symptoms, you can test your thyroid function yourself.

You can test for a low thyroid  yourself by testing your basal body temperature. What you need to do is, shake down a regular oral thermometer before you go to bed and leave it within easy reach of your bed. Immediately upon awakening in the morning – before you’ve moved at all – place the thermometer in your armpit, leaving it in place for 10 minutes. Do this for 3 to 5 consecutive days, recording the temperature each day. (For menstruating women this test is only accurate during their first four days of their period.) Normal temperature is 97.8 to 98.2 degrees. If your average temperature is less than 97.8 degrees, you could have an under active thyroid.

As many as 13 million Americans have some deficits of thyroid hormones. If you one of them, you have a few options:

  1. You can have thyroid hormonal replacement therapy using synthetic drugs which you will take for the rest of your life.
  2. You can try alternative approaches which are focused on improving the function of your own gland and your own thyroid hormones. The approaches will:
  •  Stimulate the pituitary gland which generates thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) by using acupuncture, point massage, and nutritional supplementation.
  • Increase the thyroid gland activity by supplying it with the substances it requires by using herbs, nutritional therapy, and diet.
  • Stimulate the function of thyroid gland by acupuncture, exercises, yoga, and point massage.
  • Promote the function of the liver that is a major regulator of thyroid hormones in the blood by using the Whole Body Cleansing, herbs, supplements and Karlovy Vary Healing Mineral Water.
  • Improve the function of small and large intestines to promote better digestion which is vital for digestion of thyroid health nutrients such as iodine, thyrosine, selenium, manganese, zinc, vitamins and so on. For those purposes we use Whole Body Cleansing, colon hydrotherapy, restoration of friendly intestinal flora, herbs, Karlovy Vary Healing Mineral Water.
  • Get rid of the Candida-yeast, parasites and toxins which suppress the function of the thyroid gland. Whole body cleansing, diet, herbs, dietary supplements and colon hydrotherapy are used.
  • Normalize the immune system for autoimmune processes (Hashimoto’s disease).

  3.   You can use complementary alternative approaches together with medication treatment.

 

The World Health Organization lists over forty diseases that acupuncture can treat effectively – thyroid is on the list. There are several studies suggesting that acupuncture and Oriental Medicine can be very helpful in the treatment of Hypothyroidism. In Oriental medicine, hypothyroidism is classified as a deficiency syndrome of Qi, yin or yang and must be differentiated. Treatment can include long-term acupuncture and herbal medicine. Acupuncture tends to be more beneficial, in general, for alleviating some of the symptoms of hypothyroidism such as lethargy, depression and pain. Many times, acupuncture is done in conjunction with herbal remedies for the best results.

Metabolic Syndrome presents many of the same symptoms as hypothyroidism, and is often found to co-exist with it, and may play a role in contributing to its development. Insulin resistance is itself tied to poor nutrition, which impairs thyroid function. Women with hypothyroidism symptoms should also be evaluated for insulin resistance – Metabolic Syndrome.

Healing Food Consultation can be very helpful for people with low thyroid. Poor nutrition is probably the origin of many thyroid problems and proper nutrition is vital to reversing the problem, or at least as a preventive measure for further decline. Healthy thyroid function depends on a range of nutrients, especially selenium, folic acid, certain vitamins, tyrosine and iodine. Since most people cannot optimize levels of these nutrients through diet alone, the Nutritional Supplementation is vital. Of course, supplements should be used to complement, not substitute for, a balanced diet.

Stress in all its forms is another key culprit of thyroid dysfunction. Most of us experience a high degree of the most damaging kind — unremitting stress. It is essential for hypothyroid treatment to identify the stressors you face and learn techniques and activities that can help you reduce your stress. Medical Hypnosis can be very helpful as an approach.

In Biotherapy Alternative Medicine Clinic of San Francisco Bay Area, we often see hypothyroid symptoms reversed when a person commits to a program that supports hormonal balance. Natural medicine offers a wealth of safe and easy methods of healing hypothyroidism. To begin undergoing services at the Biotherapy Alternative Medicine Clinic for lower thyroid function please select one of the following options:

  • Telephone consultation. (415) 409-3939 or (650) 365-3640
  • Office consultation
  • “Healthy Vacation” in San Francisco. You can visit Biotherapy Alternative Medicine Clinic of San Francisco Bay Area for a few weeks to combine the enjoyment of the wonderful city along with an intensive healing program including whole body cleansing, colon hydrotherapy with restoration of friendly intestinal flora, acupuncture, deep relaxation, drinking Karlovy Vary Healing Mineral Water, hypnosis and customized nutrition supplementation.

 

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