Who Gets Thyroid Disease?

Thyroid imbalance and Thyroid Disease is common today.  The typical modern diet and lifestyle of highly stressed, over-scheduled lives makes us more prone to disease and dis-ease. Being in a constant or almost constant state of Fight-or-Flight, it is no wonder that our hormones end up imbalanced, especially if one is already prone to thyroid imbalances within their family genetics.

 

Hashimoto’s and Grave’s (Thyroid) Diseases

Most Thyroid Disease is Auto-Immune related.

90% of all Hypothyroidism is due to Hashimoto’s Auto-Immune Disease.

90% of all Hyperthyroidism is due to Grave’s Auto-Immune Disease.

 

Natural Alternative Treatments for Thyroid:

  • Acupuncture
  • Diet Therapy
  • Natural thyroid medications
  • Vitamins/ Supplements
  • Stress Relief Activities
    • Meditation
    • Relaxing-type Yoga
    • Rest and Sleep
    • Running (often helps Hyperthyroidism)
    • Walking at easy pace (often helps Hypothyroidism)

There is a connection with Hypothyroidism, Low Progesterone and Low Magnesium. Magnesium affects Progesterone.

Are You Deficient in Magnesium?

 

Symptoms of Low Magnesium Here

Western Medicine and Thyroid

Of course there are situations when stronger measures are needed in treating thyroid. In these individuals, acupuncture would serve as an adjunct therapy.

For instance, when thyroid hormone levels are not balanced enough using diet, supplements, vitamins, herbs and lifestyle, thyroid medication may be necessary.

Hyperthyroidism must be monitored; if thyroid hormone level becomes too high and is un-monitored, it could turn into a “Thyroid storm.”

“Thyroid Storm or thyrotoxic crisis is extremely dangerous and can involve symptoms such as extreme high blood pressure and can even lead to death.”

Acupuncture/ TCM for Thyroid

Hyper-thyroid and Hypo-thyroid can be explained using TCM disease patterns. Licensed Acupuncturists are often able to help balance the thyroid, whether caused by an over-active thyroid (Hyper-thyroid) or under-active thyroid (Hypothyroidism).

 

The World Health Organization reports that Acupuncture can be used to treat Thyroid diseases.

Several studies suggest Acupuncture can help with Hypothyroidism.

Acupuncture is under the umbrella of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

 

Why Acupuncture is Good for Your Thyroid

Acupuncture is good at balancing common complaints patients have with an imbalanced thyroid. 

This is because acupuncturists treat thyroid imbalance as a TCM pattern which involves “Kidney Qi.”

Acupuncture helps the body to balance itself; we say acupuncture is 20% responsible and the body is 80% responsible for restoring balance to the body.

 

Acupuncture Treats Hyperthyroidism Signs/ Symptoms:

Hyperthyroid Symptoms are “hyper” or excessive (Too High):

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Excessive perspiration (sweating)
  • Clammy skin (excessive perspiration)
  • Increased appetite with weight loss
  • Nervousness/ Anxiety
  • Tremor (shaking, usually in one or both hands)

Acupuncture Lowers Blood Pressure!

 

Acupuncture Treats Hypothyroidism Signs/ Symptoms:

Hypothyroid Symptoms are “hypo” or deficient (Too Low):

Depression

  • Cold sensitivity
  • Weight gain
  • Dry hair and skin
  • Constipation

 

Acupuncture Treats the Root Cause of Thyroid imbalance:

  • Acupuncture treats according to TCM Disease Patterns
  • Acupuncture and TCM treats each patient as an individual
  • Acupuncture helps the body to balance itself
  • Your acupuncturist may also go over individual lifestyle changes, including diet and exercise

Weakened Adrenals, Thyroid Imbalance and Endometriosis often coincide in patients.

Aleesha D Acupuncture treats Endometriosis

 

Thanks for Reading!

Written by Aleesha Ackerman, LAc

Aleesha Ackerman is a certified and state licensed acupuncturist with a Master’s degree in acupuncture. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree from Hamline University. Aleesha owns and operates Aleesha D Acupuncture clinic for Pain and Women’s Health in Anoka, MN.

She became interested in acupuncture and holistic medicine when acupuncture cured her of debilitating migraine pain after an auto collision with a semi-truck. Aleesha specializes in treating acute and chronic pain and Women’s Health. Women come to her everyday with issues such as hot flashes, mood imbalance and low energy. Read more about Aleesha and what she specializes in Here.

Patients at Aleesha D Acupuncture report feeling cared for, listened to and are happy to get the much-needed pain and stress relief from their treatments!

Why wait? Start Your Relief Today- contact Aleesha D Acupuncture in Anoka today to schedule your acupuncture appointment!

Feel Better, Move Forward

is located in historic downtown Anoka at 207 East Main Street just off Highway 10 with free lots, ramps and street parking.

 

DISCLAIMER

This article is not intended to replace any health care. No information on this site should be relied on to determine medical diagnosis or treatment for a medical condition. As with any health concerns, always be sure to consult your health care provider with any health concerns.

Licensed Acupuncturist in Anoka Serving Andover, Anoka, Big Lake, Champlin, Circle Pines, Columbus, Coon Rapids, Dayton, East Bethel, Elk River, Forest Lake, Fridley, Ham Lake, Isanti, Lino Lakes, Maple Grove, Minneapolis, Now Then, Oak Grove, Osseo, Ostego, Ramsey, Saint Francis, Saint Paul, Shoreview, Spring Lake Park, Vadnais Heights and White Bear Lake.

Zip codes we treat: 55304, 55303, 55309, 55014, 55316, 55433, 55448, 55327, 55330, 55432, 55040, 55401, 55402, 55403, 55404, 55406, 55407, 55408, 55409, 55410, 55411, 55412, 55413, 55416, 55418, 55419, 55421, 55422, 55011, 55311, 55369, 55102, 55103, 55104, 55105, 55106, 55107, 55108, 55101, 55109, 55110, 55111, 55113, 55114, 55116, 55117, 55120, 55124, 55125, 55115, 55118, 55119, 55121, 55122, 55123, 55126, 55129, 55130, 55146, 55127, 55128, 55133, 55144, 55145, 55155, 55164, 55165, 55166, 55166, 55168, 55170, 55175, 55187, 55188, 55171, 55172, 55014, 55025, 55371, 55398, 55308, 55960

Acupuncture for Endometriosis Pain (Pain and Women’s Health)

What is Endometriosis?

Endometriosis patients usually suffer with severely painful, heavy periods which often includes blood clots. Endometriosis involves endometrial tissue growing outside the uterus. Auto Immune symptoms or diagnosis, such as Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism often coincide with Endometriosis. Some women experience no abdominal or pelvic pain and are not diagnosed with Endometriosis until they are seen for infertility issues. Fatigue, low libido and anxiety or mild to moderate depression often accompanies Endometriosis.

How is Endometriosis Diagnosed?

A laparoscopy, through a small incision near the belly button visually confirms Endometriosis.

Western medicine may prescribe birth control pills or endometrial tissue may be removed in severe cases or with difficulty conceiving.

 

Why Acupuncture for Endometriosis?

Acupuncture treatment for Endometriosis treats the root cause in order to reduce pain in the abdomen and pelvic area, bloating in the abdominal area, and promotes the natural healing in your own body in order to achieve and maintain a natural hormonal balance. For this reason, acupuncture is also known to help with imbalance in mood and lower energy associated with Endometriosis.

 

Endometriosis Testimonial 

“When I saw Aleesha for Endometriosis problems I was in so much pain and discomfort and with feeling extremely tired all the time, I could barely get through work every day and didn’t know where to turn. Aleesha really listened to me and seemed to know exactly what to do to help which set my mind at ease right away. I noticed the pain in my belly decreased and my energy increased after just one treatment! I was able to get up and out of bed in the morning without hitting the snooze button! I trust her and love coming to Aleesha D Acupuncture because I know I’m in good hands. She truly cares for you as a person and how you feel.”  – J. Olson

 

Why wait? Start Your Relief Today- contact Aleesha D Acupuncture in Anoka today to schedule your acupuncture appointment!

 

How many Acupuncture Treatments?

Acupuncture for Endometriosis shows the best results with once or twice per week for 8-12 weeks or more, depending on what the goals of the patient are and how quickly their body responds. If fertility is also being worked on, further acupuncture treatments will be recommended. Severity of and how long the issues have lasted (how chronic) will also help determine how many treatments will be needed and how frequently acupuncture should be done. Be sure to see a licensedacupuncturist to ensure your personal safety.

Written by Aleesha Ackerman, LAc

Aleesha Ackerman is a licensed acupuncturist with a Master’s degree in acupuncture. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree from Hamline University. Aleesha owns and operates Aleesha D Acupuncture clinic for Pain and Women’s Health in Anoka, MN. She has been passionate about treating others for pain, stress and Women’s health since acupuncture cured her of years of extreme, chronic pain. Read more on Aleesha’s story here.

Aleesha specializes in treating all types of pain, including headaches and back pain, as well as digestive issues and Women’s health. She successfully treats patients who see her for hormonal imbalance to relieve hot flashes, unstable mood and low energy with Auto Immune Disease like Hashimoto’s, Endometriosis, IBS, Perimenopause, Menopause, SIBO and of unknown cause.

Call 763-762-7142 or Schedule Online.

Aleesha D Acupuncture is conveniently located on Main Street in the heart of downtown historic Anoka with free street parking.

DISCLAIMER

This article is not intended to replace any health care. No information on this site should be relied on to determine medical diagnosis or treatment for a medical condition. As with any health concerns, always be sure to consult your health care provider with any health concerns.

Licensed Acupuncturist in Anoka Serving Andover, Anoka, Big Lake, Champlin, Circle Pines, Columbus, Coon Rapids, Dayton, East Bethel, Elk River, Forest Lake, Fridley, Ham Lake, Isanti, Lino Lakes, Maple Grove, Minneapolis, Now Then, Oak Grove, Osseo, Ostego, Ramsey, Saint Francis, Saint Paul, Shoreview, Spring Lake Park, Vadnais Heights and White Bear Lake.

Zip codes we treat: 55304, 55303, 55309, 55014, 55316, 55433, 55448, 55327, 55330, 55432, 55040, 55401, 55402, 55403, 55404, 55406, 55407, 55408, 55409, 55410, 55411, 55412, 55413, 55416, 55418, 55419, 55421, 55422, 55011, 55311, 55369, 55102, 55103, 55104, 55105, 55106, 55107, 55108, 55101, 55109, 55110, 55111, 55113, 55114, 55116, 55117, 55120, 55124, 55125, 55115, 55118, 55119, 55121, 55122, 55123, 55126, 55129, 55130, 55146, 55127, 55128, 55133, 55144, 55145, 55155, 55164, 55165, 55166, 55166, 55168, 55170, 55175, 55187, 55188, 55171, 55172, 55014, 55025, 55371, 55398, 55308, 55960

Serving Anoka County, the north metro, Minneapolis, St Paul, and the Twin Cities area.

10 Surprising Things Acupuncture Treats (Pain and Women’s Health)

 

1. Hot flashes- Patient Testimonial 

Acupuncture helps Hot flashes, sweating, low libido, low energy and mood imbalance during Perimenopause, Menopause and with Thyroid Disease.

 

2. Anxiety & Depression

Anxiety and mild to moderate Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder or Seasonal Depression (SAD), Fibromyalgia and low mood are often treated with Acupuncture

3. Fatigue

Acupuncture helps fatigue and improves low energy

 

Allergies & Skin Issues Here

4. Allergies, Skin rash, Excema, Psoriasis, Hives, Shingles and Acne are all treated using Acupuncture

5. Back Pain- Patient Testimonial Back pain, Low back pain, Lumbar strain or sprain, Degenerative disc pain and Sciatic pain is treated routinely using Acupuncture

6. Shingles

Acupuncture can help relieve skin rash and nerve pain of Shingles and help avoid future nerve damage caused by non-treatment of Shingles

7. Breech baby

Moxa or Moxibustion is an herb used by Acupuncturists and is lit and burnt over the point (not in contact with skin) to flip a breech baby about 79% of the time according to Western research! Much better than an invasive procedure…

Yes, I have done it.

–Yes, it Works!–

8. Insomnia- Patient Testimonial

Acupuncture improves sleep and people report sleeping more soundly even if sleep is not what they came in to see their acupuncturist for

9. Period Cramps

Period cramps, Endometriosis, pelvic pain, abdominal pain and abdominal digestive pain are treated using Acupuncture

10. Trigger Finger-Patient Testimonial

 

Acupuncture treatment for Trigger Finger may allow you to avoid surgery if treatment is done early enough and often enough, usually using electric stimulation with needles

Acupuncture treats many issues. This is not an extensive list of surprising things acupuncture treats. Stop by weekly to read more about acupuncture and what you can do for your own health and wellness. Feel better, Move forward.

 

10 More Things Acupuncture Treats!

 

Why wait? Start Your Relief Today- contact Aleesha D Acupuncture in Anoka today to schedule your acupuncture appointment!

Written by Aleesha Ackerman, LAc

 

Aleesha is a licensed acupuncturist. She owns and operates Aleesha D Acupuncture in Anoka, MN. She holds a Master’s degree in Acupuncture. Aleesha was first turned on to acupuncture due to her chronic, debilitating migraine headaches following an auto accident with a semi-truck during high school.

Aleesha D Ackerman, LAc specializes in treating Pain, Headaches, Anxiety, Low energy, Low mood, Digestion issues and Women’s health, including helping the body with balancing hormones during Menopause and Perimenopause to relieve hot flashes, insomnia, mood swings, and PMS.

Call 763-762-7142 or Schedule online with Aleesha at AleeshaDacupuncture.com

 

DISCLAIMER

This article is not intended to replace any health care. No information on this site should be relied on to determine medical diagnosis or treatment for a medical condition. As with any health concerns, always be sure to consult your health care provider with any health concerns.

Licensed Acupuncturist in Anoka Serving Andover, Anoka, Big Lake, Champlin, Circle Pines, Columbus, Coon Rapids, Dayton, East Bethel, Elk River, Forest Lake, Fridley, Ham Lake, Isanti, Lino Lakes, Maple Grove, Minneapolis, Now Then, Oak Grove, Osseo, Ostego, Ramsey, Saint Francis, Saint Paul, Shoreview, Spring Lake Park, Vadnais Heights and White Bear Lake.

Zip codes we treat: 55304, 55303, 55309, 55014, 55316, 55433, 55448, 55327, 55330, 55432, 55040, 55401, 55402, 55403, 55404, 55406, 55407, 55408, 55409, 55410, 55411, 55412, 55413, 55416, 55418, 55419, 55421, 55422, 55011, 55311, 55369, 55102, 55103, 55104, 55105, 55106, 55107, 55108, 55101, 55109, 55110, 55111, 55113, 55114, 55116, 55117, 55120, 55124, 55125, 55115, 55118, 55119, 55121, 55122, 55123, 55126, 55129, 55130, 55146, 55127, 55128, 55133, 55144, 55145, 55155, 55164, 55165, 55166, 55166, 55168, 55170, 55175, 55187, 55188, 55171, 55172, 55014, 55025, 55371, 55398, 55308, 55960

Serving Anoka County, the north metro, Minneapolis, St Paul, and the Twin Cities area.