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Can acupressure cure thyroid?

I am a 48 year old female. I want to know if acupressure can cure thyroid?

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No known cases.
Acupressure Points for Thyroid - Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism - WorthvieW -
It can help you manage condition and improve health and wellness.
It can help to balance thyroid hormones.
No, acupuncture cannot cure thyroid. It could help reduce or control some symptoms caused by hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism. But proper management in coordination with an endocrinologist is imperative.
For many cases of hypo- or hyper- thyroid, acupuncture & herbs can help relieve or treat these problems, you better try!
Yes. We can help.
Acupuncture can definitely help to balance thyroid issues and improve thyroid function but I would hesitate to say cure - how far acupuncture can get you without engaging in other therapies (ND, diet, lifestyle, etc.) is a very case by case kind of thing.
I had the good fortune of having a professor from Chendu, China who specialized in treating thyroid disorders. I have his notes for differential diagnosis. I have also studied a lot of Functional medicine and I specialize in using this to treat hypothyroid including Hashimoto's hypothyroid. If it is hyperthyroid than I recommend Western medicine. As for the term "cure" it is forbidden to use for any medicine. For more info please see
First off, I do not look at Chinese Medicine as a "cure" but as an aid to healing. As with any type of medicine, there is no guarantee of success with treatment. There are however, different approaches to treat thyroid issues, with needling, magnet therapy and so on. I have worked on patients in the past with just acupressure and no needles, but not for thyroid problems. In many cases, medication is warranted but it is wise to first seek less invasive treatment for your condition. Your practitioner would want to know if it is hypo or hyper thyroidism, if there are any tumors present, if there are any other comorbid conditions, what your diet is like, what your past surgery history looks like and so on. Give acupuncture a try to find out if it is right for you. Good luck!
Acupuncture is unable to cure anything. It can, however, have a regulating effect on the hormones that can reduce any symptoms that you may be having. Talk to an acupuncturist near you about their experience treating thyroid disorders, they should be able to help!
The thyroid gland is one of the most complex organs in our bodies with many pathologies. It is important to get laboratory tests and then determine the best course of action. Acupuncture can help with symptoms, but nutrition and sometimes medications are necessary.
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Thank you for asking the question. In my thirty-five years' experience for treating thyroid by acupuncture, for sure, acupuncture could improve heath conditions for thyroid patients, reduce symptoms of thyroid, but acupuncture is not easy to cure thyroid problems.
For thyroid disorders, I definitely recommend Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. Acupressure may provide some relief, but I am uncertain as to its efficacy.
Can help for sure
No, acupuncture can support your organs but it can't cure hypo or hyper thyroidism.
It is possible. Using pressure instead of needles is just a different stimulation of the Energy/Life Force/Qi. The question is: are they fully trained in the diagnosis of East Asian Medicine/Acupuncture, or just a massage therapist who read about some points? If it was a fully trained acupuncturist with a graduate degree in Chinese Medicine, then it is possible. In my experience, i prefer needles and magnets over pressure and consider them in terms of strength of stimulation to be stronger to weaker, respectively, in that order... so pressure would not be my go to with you as my patient.

Also, generally speaking, thyroid issues can come from several different diagnosis in Chinese medicine. If Kidney Qi is the root, it can take a long time and also require nutritional and/or herbal supplements. By long time, I mean SEVERAL months, usually at least 3 for someone in your age group.
Acupressure points will improve on functions of thyroid.
Acupressure can help to balance system and organs' function. Thus, it helps to stabilize hormones' level and treat thyroid.
Your body cures itself. Acupuncture helps to encourage the correct functioning.
We are not allowed to say that acupuncture/acupressure can “cure” anything. A thyroid issue is huge hormonal issue. Its not something a couple needles will take away. A dietary lifestyle change is probably in order along with some continual detox programs so that the body can perform better. You would need Herbal supplements, and a regiment of good high quality minerals in your diet, But you can fight this. It will take dedication and determination, but you can do it with your acupuncturists help.
Acupressure can be used to help treat a thyroid condition but acupuncture may be more effective.
It can help with thyroid, but I don't know that it can cure the thyroid.
I'm not exactly sure what you mean by "cure thyroid". Are you hyper-thyroid, hypo-thyroid, do you have a Hashimoto's diagnosis, some kind of growth/cyst/tumor? There are a lot of issues that can affect the thyroid, some of which might respond well to acupuncture, some of which will require conventional treatment and some of which might respond best to conventional treatment plus acupuncture.

I don't use acupressure very much. I've found that acupuncture using needles usually provides the quickest and longest lasting result.

I'd suggest starting with your primary care physician to determine exactly what is going on with your thyroid. This will usually involve some blood work and may involve ultrasound or other imaging.

Once you have a conventional diagnosis and understand the conventional treatment options in terms of risks and benefits, take your lab and imaging results to a board certified and state licensed acupuncturist (use the "Find a Practitioner" lookup at to find a local provider) and have them give you a consult to see if there's anything Chinese medicine might be able to offer.