Thyroid Problems

Health Issues/Symptoms Connections

"Thyroid Problems" Issue / Symptom Connections

Below you will find various relationships to, and potential clinical treatment approaches for thyroid problems.

Content Related to Thyroid Problems

It is critical to appreciate that in Chinese Medicine, treatment for "thyroid problems" is rarely focused on the symptoms exclusively. Alternatively, a practitioner is looking at the factors that led to the development of "thyroid problems" - i.e. the "cause(s)".

For non-practitioners, we recommend reading treating the "cause" and not the "symptoms" for more on the overall approach and the importance of the TCM diagnostic system in formulating treatment approaches.

Some acupuncture points are considered "empirically" related to a specific condition or diagnostic pattern. While this would rarely, if ever, dictate the entire composition of a treatment, the following point should be considered, possibly even more so within the context of acupressure:

  • View EX Huatuojiaji at C6 (Sides of Spine at C6)

        .5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes of C6

        C6 innervates the thyroid gland and is used for a range of thyroid issues - hypothyroid, hyperthyroid, etc.  Also used locally for problems down in the arm and hands, shoulder pain, carpal tunnel, etc. Used extensively within the Tam Heal…

The Tom Tam/Tong Ren Therapy system can be applied via energy healing/medical qi gong methods as well as an acupuncture component. The acupuncture aspect is generally utilized in combination with more standard TCM diagnostic approaches.

For the specific points/areas that would generally be utilized in someone experiencing "thyroid problems", please read "Tam Healing and Tong Ren Therapy for Thyroid Problems ".

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