Thyroid and Adrenal Function
When your thyroid and adrenal glands aren’t functioning properly, it can lead to many frustrating symptoms. The frustration is that so often, your test’s come back as normal, but you still don’t feel well.
We’ve been helping many people throughout the area get relief from symptoms such as fatigue, moodiness, poor digestion, weight gain, constipation, brain fog, headaches, muscle, and joint pain or weakness.
These are just a handful of the symptoms that occur with diseases such as Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s disease, Graves’ disease, and Goiter, which are the result of your thyroid and adrenal function.
Unlike traditional medicine, we can help you find relief without the use of pharmaceutical medication. Our holistic approach allows us to uncover the underlying cause of your symptoms and creating a treatment plan for that rather than treating your symptoms.
How will your symptoms go away if you aren’t addressing the real issue? They won’t.
We take the time to really dig deep into your symptoms, lifestyle, diet, and family history. We’ll run some tests and look for the root cause.
What does your thyroid do?
Your thyroid affects your metabolism by regulating the body functions and providing it with the energy that it needs. But when it’s not functioning properly, it isn’t able to deliver the right amount of hormones that your body needs, and as a result of this, you have symptoms of fatigue, brain fog, hair loss, gastrointestinal symptoms, and more.
What does your adrenal gland do?
Your adrenal glands affect your metabolism, immune system, and blood pressure. When it’s placed under too much stress, it either produces too little or too much of the necessary hormones, causing low blood pressure symptoms, low blood levels of sugar, and high blood levels of potassium.
These two glands work together, delivering the important hormones throughout our bodies. So when one of them isn’t functioning properly, the other one can be put under stress, and it can potentially make the situation worse.
What Sets Our Treatments Apart From Conventional Treatments?
We’re not treating the symptoms that you’re feeling. We’re going to treat the cause of your symptoms so that you can find healing, not just relief, with a holistic approach.Our bodies have the ability to heal when given the right conditions. Sometimes they need a little help, and that’s where we come in. At Urban Acupuncture, we approach you as an individual and create a specific treatment plan specific to your individual needs.
This is achieved with a combination of Chinese and Functional Medicine with holistic treatments such as acupuncture, herbal supplements, and dietary changes. Acupuncture helps to improve thyroid and adrenal function regardless of whether it’s overactive or underactive. It relaxes the nervous system, and when the tiny needles are placed in the correct pressure point, it will relieve the stress on your thyroid and adrenal glands, ultimately improving their function.
Foods play an important role in your treatment, as well. Certain foods can trigger inflammation in your body, which is making your symptoms worse. This is why we discuss your diet on our first visit.
Nutritional supplements will provide your body with the nutrients that it is lacking, such as Vitamin B-12, Selenium, or Zinc. These deficiencies are often associated with hypothyroidism.
Botanical medicines and nutritional supplements will play an important part in your treatment as well. As they help provide your body with the right nutrients and aid in improving your thyroid and adrenal function. Which ultimately will reduce many of the side effects.
Some of these will include, Ashwagandha and Gum guggul. But it will depend on your specific symptoms and needs from the tests that we do on your first visit. Ultimately our goal is to provide your body with everything that it needs to promote healing without the need for pharmaceuticals. Although sometimes medication is necessary, it shouldn’t be the only form of treatment.
If you’re ready to start living your life without any symptoms of fatigue, insomnia, weight gain, anxiety, or any other symptom, you have then give us a call. We’ll help you uncover the underlying cause of your symptoms and personalize a holistic treatment plan that will restore your body to optimal function.