In the treatment to thyroid problems, acupuncture can be used to restore hormonal balance, regulate energy levels, smooth emotions and help manage sleep, emotions and menstrual problems. There are several powerful acupuncture points on the ear and the body that can be used to regulate the production of thyroid hormones. Treatments take all of your symptoms into account and are aimed at balancing the energy within the body to optimize health.
When it comes to lifestyle changes, a diet rich in protein, calcium and magnesium helps support thyroid function while certain foods known as goitrogens may interfere with thyroid hormone production and should be limited. These include cruciferous vegetables (such as cauliflower, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts), peanuts, and soy. Stress reducing exercises can also be beneficial.
Chronic fatigue syndrome is notoriously hard to treat, but a growing body of research suggests that acupuncture may be able to help alleviate some of its many symptoms. Acupuncture may not bring complete symptom relief, but, combined with herbs, it could be part of a regimen that helps you regain functionality and a better quality of life.