Hyperthyroidism is an endocrine condition, characterized by hyperactivity of the thyroid and by hypersecretion of the hormones: tyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). Thyroid is the endocrine gland situated under Adam’s apple. By secreting thyroid hormones, it regulates the activity of the cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, and nervous systems’ activity as well as the basal metabolism. Therefore, thyroid’s hypersecretion will accelerate basal metabolism as well as cell and organic activity, triggering a number of manifestations that affect a patient’s activity and threaten his health.
Failing to treat hyperthyroidism, it will develop complications, such as: hypertension, cardiac insufficiency, paroxistic fibrillation, vision disorders and decreased vision acuity; deterioration of the emotional and affective life (depression, anxiety, panic attacks etc.).
Generally, patients with hyperthyroidism complain of:
- excessive heat, accompanied by profuse perspiration (hidrosis)
- hot flashes and intolerance to high temperatures
- palpitations and chest pains
- tachycardia nervousness and/or excessive irritability
- anxiety/inquietude and agitation
- sleeping disorders and insomnia
- lump in the throat and/or suffocation
- accelerated motility and intestinal activity
- heavy fatigue major loss of weight (caused by increased metabolic burnings)
- trembling hands breathing disorders
- muscle weakness
- deterioration of skin, hair and nails loss of hair
- overvaluation of the self followed by lack of self confidence
- in certain contexts, there occur bipolar disorders (at somatic level it triggers major fluctuations in the hormonal secretions)
As thyroid is especially affected by radiations and environment pollution, its treatment will strengthen body immunity so that it should be protected against radiations; it will also tonify the central nervous system in order to increase endurance to stress. The toxicity caused by the excess of hormones in the body will be reduced by metabolizing them.
By stimulating certain acupuncture centres, we send the information to hypophysis that thyroid secrets normal amounts of T3 and T4 and it will normalize hypophiseal secretions. The secretions of thyroid hormones are regulated by stimulating thyroid and parathyroid energy centres. The thyroid nodules are resorbed, if any.
Acupuncture procedures will direct the active substances contained in the medicinal herbs to the thyroid area, in order to detect a cell secreting the normal amount of thyroid hormones. The genetic information of the respective cell will be taken and transmitted to the other cells. The cells that do not comply with the order will be gradually destroyed and replaced by others that carry out their function properly.
During the whole procedure, the body will be prepared for the new concentration of thyroid hormones, so that regulation of the thyroid activity should not disturb the activity of other organs. The activity of the basal metabolism will be regulated, as well as that of the heart, of the lungs, of the nervous, digestive and renal systems.