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Treating Thyroid Disorders With Acupuncture

If you have a thyroid disorder, you may be looking for alternative treatments, and acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) may be the answer.

If you have a thyroid disorder, you may be looking for alternative treatments, and acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) may be the answer. The Chinese medicine approach to treating thyroid disorders addresses the root causes of your thyroid imbalance through various modalities, including acupuncture, nutrition, and herbal medicine. For example, Dr. Shipe uses acupuncture to help with hormonal imbalances by balancing Qi (pronounced "chee," the vital life force in our bodies), enhancing blood flow and circulation, and regulating metabolism. While acupuncture and TCM reduce the symptoms of hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism - they are different modalities than Western medicine because they treat the root causes of the imbalances.

Acupuncture may be a useful treatment for thyroid disorders.

Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Acupuncture can be used to treat thyroid disorders in many different ways, including:

  • Regulating your metabolism and energy levels

  • Improving immune function

  • Reducing inflammation and pain associated with the condition

Unlike Western medicine, TCM treats the whole person, not just the illness. It addresses emotional stress and depression related to thyroid disease by using various acupuncture points on the body that have been shown to improve moods and emotions. This approach can be helpful for those diagnosed with hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism and those who may be experiencing fatigue due to stress or anxiety about their health situation. In addition to treating emotions directly through acupuncture points, there are several other ways TCM works.

Acupuncture can help with hormone imbalances by balancing blood flow, circulation, and metabolism.

Acupuncture can help with hormone imbalances by balancing blood flow, circulation, and metabolism. Acupuncture uses fine needles to stimulate specific points on the body to promote healing. For example, when you have thyroid disorders such as Hashimoto's disease or hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid gland), your body may produce too much or too little of certain hormones. These are made by your thyroid glands located in your neck area behind each earlobe, and they control how fast you burn energy and regulate other functions, including heart rate, digestion, and sleep cycles.

If you have been diagnosed with a thyroid disorder, acupuncture can help relieve some of the symptoms that you may be experiencing. Thyroid disorders are common in women over 50, but they can impact anyone at anytime. Symptoms include:

  • Tiredness and fatigue

  • Sensitivity to cold and heat

  • Weight gain/loss

  • Constipation and digestive concerns

  • Slow movements, muscle cramps, and weakness

  • Anxiety and depression

  • Skin/nail concerns

  • Changes in libido

  • Pain, numbness, and tingling in the hands and feet

  • Irregular menstrual cycles

Acupuncture and herbal medicine are safe, effective treatments for thyroid disorders. So if you suspect your symptoms might be linked to a thyroid issue, book your consultation with Dr. Shipe today - and let's get to the root causes of your health concerns and bring your body back into balance - naturally.


Ancient Healing for the Modern Woman

Find the health, healing, and vitality you deserve at Women's Traditional Chinese Healing.

Women’s Traditional Chinese Healing supports women in their quest for natural healthcare by integrating the ancient art of traditional Chinese medicine with the latest advances in modern medical technology and education to promote their body’s natural healing and restore full vitality.

Our Story:
Welcome To A Way Of Better Health

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After two decades as a practicing pharmacist, Dr. Shipe realized that many of his patients weren't improving; rather, they were worsening due to medication toxicity. Recognizing the urgent need for change, he shifted his practice to natural medicine, concentrating on women's health as his specialty. This critical choice marked the start of a fascinating journey into holistic medicine, in which Dr. Shipe aimed to revolutionize healthcare by combining ancient wisdom with modern thinking.

Understanding the complexities of women's health and the need for a more individualized, holistic approach, Dr. Shipe curated a selection of Traditional Chinese Medicine therapies aimed at addressing the underlying causes of health imbalances. From acupuncture to herbal medicine, each aspect was carefully chosen to provide balance and restore harmony to his patients' lives. Thus, Women's Traditional Chinese Healing evolved as a safe haven for women to begin their transformation journey toward optimal health and well-being. With Dr. Shipe's vision and expertise, the practice has continued to thrive, empowering women to regain control of their health and embrace a new way of healing that honors their bodies, minds, and spirits.


What Our Clients Are Saying

"Dr. Shipe is truly one of a kind (and I mean that in the best way possible). He is SO knowledgeable and understanding and genuinely cares for his patients. After struggling with Western medicine to treat the same problem I’ve had for decades, I decided to try a more holistic approach and I am so happy that I did. I’m so grateful to have found this practice and I’m going to keep coming back."

- Megan C.

Conditions We Treat With Natural Healing

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Anxiety & Depression

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Insomnia & Sleep Concerns

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Stress Management

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Joint, Neck, and Back Pain

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PMS & Cycle Irregularities

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GI & Digestive Issues

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