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Low Thyroid? Hashimoto’s?…Not sure? …

Did you know that 90% of the time Low Thyroid is Hashimoto’s?

Did you know Hashimoto’s is considered an Auto-Immune Thyroid Disease?

Before you give up on ever having enough energy again, losing weight, not feeling cold all the time, growing back your now thinning hair, or thinking you are stuck with this “Brain fog” that keeps you from being on top of your game, ask yourself…

–What Can I Do?– 

As overwhelming as it seems, there is actually a lot you can do!

With some lifestyle changes and healing modalities like Acupuncture, your body will slowly heal itself.

You may or may not have to take Thyroid medication.

Either way, cleaning up your lifestyle will give your body and brain the correct “soil” to start to heal

–and you will slowly start to feel better.

How can I Feel Better?–

  • Energy starts to improve and you start feeling like getting out of bed more easily (Better Motivation)
  • Brain fog starts to clear away like parting clouds (Better Mental focus)
  • Mood Lifts (Less Anxiety & Depression)!
  • Weight Loss/ Maintenance (Balanced Metabolism)
  • Libido (healthy sex life)
  • Joint pain improves(Pain Relief)
  • Cold Intolerance (Improve Circulation)
  • Digestion cleans up (Less constipation or diarrhea)
  • Skin rashes & Dry skin Improves (Clearer skin/ Dry Skin Relief)
  • Hair/scalp become healthier again (No more thinning hair) and eyebrows can start to fill-in again-slowly!

 

–What Can I Work on (Lifestyle)?–

Diet / Acupuncture and other healing modalities/ Movement/ Sleep…

 

ACUPUNCTURE: When Acupuncture is Good for Your Thyroid

The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that acupuncture can be used to treat thyroid disease.

 

DIET: How can we choose to eat healthy foods that support a low thyroid when the information out there is always changing and there are so many telling us to eat Paleo! or Eat Vegetarian! or Eat Vegan! or Eat Keto!…

Well, I find it easier to think of foods in terms of…

LOW INFLAMMATION DIET. 

So, why eat a Low Inflammation Diet?… Well, as you know Disease is caused by Inflammation.

So what is Inflammation, really?…Well, think of it as a fire. The fire does not go away. It continues to burn…

It becomes chronic…

This chronic,burning inflammation or fire can manifest as skin irritations or with joint pain…Especially if you have been diagnosed with Thyroid Disease or really, any disease. Even when the fire is kept low by good lifestyle, it can continue to smolder. It is our job to keep it down and not add fuel to the fire with high inflammation foods or other stressors which can trigger stress responses in the body, and affect the thyroid. 

Low Inflammation Foods include good, quality fats and proteins, green leafy vegetables and non-processed, non-packaged foods. Good Low Inflammation Fat Examples include: Quality fats like Raw nuts, seeds, extra virgin olive oil, unrefined coconut oil, ghee/ clarified butter/ grass-fed butter, rendered fats like rendered duck fat. Be sure to check first with your doctor before starting a new diet.

High Inflammation Foods include things like gluten, refined sugars, simple carbs (think bread products). Even eating a small bite of glutinous food will create inflammation in the body that lasts months. Once we stop eating it and find we can cook and bake other delicious alternatives and avoid all the pain and suffering, avoiding these inflammatory foods becomes easier. I liken it to returning to an abusive relationship and use this example with my patients: we think this time will be different-this time I can handle it-I am stronger somehow this time-last time wasn’t so bad-this time I won’t get burned or hurt-and yet we always do-and it gets worse each time until some of us become very broken and unhealthy. It is our job to look out for our bodies and minds so that we can stay healthy.

Supplements: More than likely You are Low in Magnesium (especially with low thyroid)… 

Read the 7 Signs of Magnesium Deficiency

Often Progesterone is Low with Low Thyroid. (Interestingly enough, Magnesium helps the body with Progesterone balance). So, supplementing with Magnesium is usually a good thing. Read Here Why You Probably Don’t get Enough Magnesium

 

MOVEMENT: Moving the body improves both mind and body, whatever ails you. Specifically for thyroid, good forms of exercise include: Yoga, Qi Gong, Walking and perhaps Jogging or Running. Be sure to check first with your doctor before starting any exercise routine.

SLEEP: Sleep is crucial to our health and well-being and can help stave off disease. We now know the effects poor sleep can have on the brain…

According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), Sleep deprivation increases Alzheimer’s protein in the brain.

Basically, the protein plaques which are cleaned up during sleep, are not cleaned up due to lack of quality sleep.

I think of the little yellow Pac-Man (gobbling up all the bad plaque in my brain at night when I sleep) and this usually gets my butt to bed in time for 8 hours of sleep. What can I say?- I am a very visual learner.

If visual is one of your more dominant learning styles, you may choose to adopt this method of getting yourself to bed earlier, too!

I am all about doing what works for us as individuals to make ourselves compliant on the big stuff.

–Hey, sometimes we have to convince the little kid in us that it really is time for bed!

Thanks for Reading!

Check back for more.

 

Written by Aleesha D 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!

Aleesha D Acupuncture is located in historic downtown Anoka at 207 East Main Street just off Highway 169 with free parking.

Anoka Acupuncture with Aleesha D Ackerman

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

 

Yes! Acupuncture Really helps with Fibromyalgia

What Can Acupuncture Help?

Acupuncture helps the Fibromyalgia patient with aching pain in their muscles and joint pain which often accompanies muscle aches. Acupuncture is good at treating pain, even when the pain comes and goes and moves around from place to place.  Acupuncture is good at treating many types of pain, whether due to injury, genetics, congenital (born with), a diagnosed disease or syndrome or for unknown cause.

  • Pain
  • Fatigue
  • Low Mood

Read How Acupuncture Helps Pain in General Here

Acupuncture can also help with low energy, fatigue and low mood which is often a part of the pain syndrome called Fibromyalgia.

Acupuncture helps muscle pain and joint pain. Many patients with R.A. get relief with acupuncture for their joint pain.

Read How Acupuncture Can Help Joint Pain Here

Acupuncture helps relieve pain and improve mood and energy by helping your body to balance itself. So, the needles do about 20% of the work while your body does the other 80%. Isn’t the body a miraculous thing? It truly wants to get better. Acupuncture can help your body get there. Acupuncture does not cure Fibromyalgia, though it can help you on on your journey of wellness to enjoy a smoother ride with less bumps of aches and pains. 

Acupuncture Improves Quality of Life!

Patients come to appointments more frequently at first, then appointments are spread out further and further over time with the same outcome of decreased pain and increased energy and mood. This is because acupuncture builds up within your body with each treatment. Usually patients will come in once or twice per week at first and end up coming in once per month or even once every eight weeks with the same sustained relief that once lasted a few days!

Many find they are able get more done in their day and are able to be more socially active with the added energy and decreased pain after acupuncture treatments! Some patients are happy to finally be able to attend baseball games which they were unable to endure before acupuncture. Others can do hours of gardening or complete their daily household tasks without needing to rest or nap. Many patients have tapered down to taking less daily pain medications and some have even stopped taking their pain medications (under doctor supervision) since having acupuncture treatment.

  • More Physical Activity
  • Increased Social Activity
  • Same Results, Less treatments over time

Read How Acupuncture Can Help Shoulder Pain Here

Thanks for reading!

Written by Aleesha D Ackerman, Lac

Aleesha D Ackerman, LAc 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 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. She successfully treats patients with all types of headaches, including Tension headaches.

Aleesha suffered many years herself with migraine headaches. She can truly empathize with her suffering patients and her passion is to help them feel better.

Anoka Acupuncture with Aleesha D Ackerman

Feel better, Move forward

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

Aleesha D Acupuncture is located in downtown Anoka at 207 E Main near Andover, MN.

Anoka Acupuncture with Aleesha D Ackerman

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.

Why You Should Supplement with Magnesium:

7 Signs/ Symptoms of Magnesium Deficiency:

  • Anxiety
  • Low Energy
  • Constipation
  • Muscle Cramps
  • Imbalanced Mood
  • Headaches/ Migraines
  • Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)

Aleesha D Acupuncture Treats Restless Legs Syndrome.

Patient Testimonial on RLS Here

 

Which Type of Magnesium Should I Take?

The type of magnesium depends on digestive symptoms…

Take Magnesium Citrate to help with Mood, Energy and Constipation. Magnesium Citrate is the magnesium type that is actually prescribed at the hospital to help get things moving again after surgery and the medications given that both can cause constipation. If taking for constipation, back off the dosage if diarrhea results. Too much Magnesium (just like too much vitamin C) can cause diarrhea. It can be a good way to measure the threshold of how much Magnesium (Citrate) to take.

Take Magnesium Glycinate to help with Mood and Energy if you already have regular, daily bowel movements. Taking the Citrate form when you are already having regular, daily bowel movements will probably result in loose stool and possibly diarrhea.

 

Why Can’t I Just Eat Magnesium-Rich Foods Instead?

Unfortunately, it is very difficult to get enough Magnesium in our foods now days. This is because the soil which the normally Magnesium-rich foods grow in are deficient of Magnesium due to conventional fertilizers, over-tilling the soil, and not rotating crops appropriately. The roots of plants cannot pull up out of the ground what is just not there. So, the food is devoid of Magnesium.

 

Wouldn’t Low Magnesium Show in my Labs?

Less than 1% of Magnesium is found in the blood, so this is not the best way to test if you are getting enough Magnesium.

Checking the Signs and Symptoms above is a better way.

More Symptoms of Low Magnesium Here

 

Why is Magnesium So Important?

Helps with Vitamin D absorption (which you need to absorb Calcium)

Blood Pressure Regulation

Lower Cholesterol Serum &Triglycerides

Aids Digestion of Carbohydrates

Helps Metabolism (and Weight loss)

 

Thanks for Reading!

Feel free to leave a Question or Comment.

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!

Acupuncture is good at treating pain and inflammation. Aleesha treats digestion issues successfully by treating the root cause and by treating the whole individual.

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

Feel Better, Move Forward

 

Aleesha D Acupuncture is located in historic downtown Anoka at 207 East Main Street close to Andover, MN with free 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

Why Try Acupuncture for Poor Mood and Low Energy?

Acupuncture Helps Ease Mild to Moderate Depression, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.).

Is Your Depression Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Chronic Fatigue includes long-term extreme tiredness which does not respond appropriately to rest. Does the following sound like you? Acupuncture is helpful to those with CFS.

  • Lower Immunity (prone to infection and illness)
  • Easily stressed (adrenal issues)
  • Nutritional deficiencies

Acupuncture Treats Chronic Fatigue.

 

How Acupuncture Helps Depression

Acupuncture works under the umbrella of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and looks at and treats Depression differently than Western Medicine does. Acupuncture is good at helping patients with mild to moderate depression.

What is the Science behind How Acupuncture Helps Pain and Depression?

Acupuncture decreases pain by inciting the body to release specific endorphins which relieve pain, acupuncture increases Qi and blood (circulation) to the affected area and decreases inflammation in the body (inflammation causes pain and chronic inflammation causes disease). This is also how acupuncture prompts the body to deal with mild to moderate depression.

  • Acupuncture releases endorphins (feel-good hormones)
  • Acupuncture increases circulation
  • Acupuncture lowers inflammation

What YOU Can do for Depression:

Have Your Doctor Check Your Labs for:

  • Get Your Vitamin D3 level screened in Labs!!
  • Get Your Thyroid screened
  • Get Your Vitamin B level screened
  • Get Your Iron level screened

(Think of vitamin “D” as the “D” in “DEPRESSION)!!

90% of us- Especially in the northern area of MN, where we do not get enough sun for enough vitamin D…I tell my patients that even if they were to lie outside in the sun naked all day long, they would still not get enough vitamin D without supplementing!!

Exercise:

  • Brisk Walking
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Chi Gong (Qi gong)

Chi gong (Qi gong) is a form of Tai Chi (Tai Qi), under the umbrella of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

Meditation:

Mindfulness Meditation Can Help Ease Depression and other Dis-ease! (read on to start your Meditation journey)…

Start your Mindfulness Meditation Journey to help heal Your Body and Mind.

Resources for Mindfulness Meditation Here 

 

 

Does Your Depression include Anxiety?

Acupuncture is also good at treating Anxiety.

Resources for Anti-Anxiety

 

TCM Acupuncture Treats More than Your Symptoms

TCM acupuncture works to find out the root cause of disease and dis-ease in order to treat and relieve the pain or issue and help prevent it from returning. Acupuncture helps your body to balance itself and remain in balance.

Western Medicine often only treats the branch of the disease, leaving the root to further disease. Shining a dull leaf will not resolve the problem long-term if there is disease within the root.

Another words, TCM treats more than just the symptoms, it also treats the cause.

 

 

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

Aleesha D Acupuncture 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

Try Acupuncture for Your Anxiety!

Yes, Acupuncture is an effective medical treatment for the relief of anxiety.

How Does Acupuncture Work?

Acupuncture has been a natural alternative to anxiety medication for many of my patients over the years, even the most skeptical.

Of course, anyone thinking of stopping any prescribed medication should always consult with their doctor first, and should only begin tapering any prescription medication under careful doctor supervision.

Read in this Anxiety Patient Testimonial

About How Acupuncture Relieved Anxiety & Improved This Person’s Quality of Life!

What to Expect at Your Acupuncture Visit 

Your acupuncturist will likely ask you about your daily diet and come up with some diet and lifestyle modification recommendations to help ease your anxiety. Be sure to ask your acupuncturist about any questions or concerns you may have.

Licensed acupuncturists have gone through rigorous education in order to become licensed in their state and certified nationally. They have dedicated much time and money to learning the art and medicine of acupuncture and are therefore, likely dedicated to you, the patient and to making you feel better! So, ask them questions. Most acupuncturists are very passionate about what they do!

What Can You Do to Improve Your Anxiety?

  • Try adding a daily Magnesium Supplement (check with doctor first)
  • Include Yoga or Running in your weekly routine (check with doctor first)
  • Deep Breathing/ Mindfulness Meditation
  • Get regular acupuncture treatments (be sure you see a licensed acupuncturist)
  • Eat a low inflammation diet and pay attention to how food affects you as an individual
  • Surround yourself with a good, loving, positive support network of people who you actually see regularly!

More on benefits of Mindfulness Meditation

Can Magnesium Help Your Anxiety?

Signs and Symptoms of Magnesium Deficiency:

  • Low Mood (Anxiety, Depression)
  • Low Energy
  • Insomnia
  • Muscle Cramps
  • Headaches/ Migraines

Did You Know 90% of us Do NOT Get Enough Magnesium in our Diets?

How Do I Know if I am taking the right type of Magnesium?

Resources:

Mindfulness Meditation:

  • Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • Pema Chodron
  • Tara Brach

Many free guided Mindfulness Meditations can be found by Jon Kabat-Zinn on youtube.com. He has written many books on the subject.

Tara Brach has some of her interesting talks available for free on youtube.com. She has written a couple of books on the subject.

Pema Chodron has some free audio downloads available on her website. She has written many books on the subject.

I have been able to find all three of the above-mentioned authors at my local library. Here are some of my favorite books on Mindfulness Meditation by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Pema Chodron and Tara Brach.

Diet:

  • Book: “The Anti-Anxiety Food Solution” by Trudy Scott
  • Your licensed acupuncturist can be a good resource for Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) diet therapy
  • Books: TCM Food Therapy books by Bob Flaws

Other Related Blog Posts by Aleeshadackerman.com :

Thanks for reading! Feel better, Move Forward

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

Aleesha D Acupuncture 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

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

 

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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.