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Acupuncture
Has anybody used Acupuncture for your thyroid problems and has it helped.
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I use accupunture and it has helped.. I feel really good after my session. Hope it helps you too
Good luck!
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Hi,
I have used acupuncture, with wonderful results, mostly muscle related pains, but as for my thyroid disorder, no help.

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It didn't help my thyroid issues, unfortunately
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393685 tn?1425816122
I enjoy this question so much :)

I remember years ago when I was healthy and acupuncture would come up in conversation - I would bellow - I  --NEVER  -- WOULD HAVE NEEDLES SHOVED IN ME EVER!!

6 years later I am lying on a table with about 75 of them little buggers stuck in certain parts of my body. :)  What thyroid pain does to a person's thinking and actions :)))))

YES - I had excellent results with acupuncture - I tried it and maintain my visits - just as I was coming out of being so ill and recovering with my meds. The PAINS and choking sensation was why I went along with anxiety issues.

It totally helped balance my anxiety and I believe acupuncture was part of how I got off those meds. It also helped the mucle aches but they would return in a few days until I went again.

The choking stuck around though.

I half to say though - having that done was a wonderful experience for me - I really felt the "balance" happening in both acupuncture and crystal healing treatments when used together. One time a rush of extreme warmth ran through my body. It was the oddest thing to experience - but it felt so incredible. Then it went directly outmy feet like a tornado. One other time I felt an electronic ZAP in my stomach that literally jerked me on the table. Scared the he// out of me - but after it was over - I felt "different" - (took seconds to go away)

The acupuncturist said it was a release of a block of some sort --

I da - know -

it was freeky.
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Treatment of Thyroid with Acupunture.

Hi Catie----I am currently using acupuncture and chinese herbs to bust a sizeable follicular neoplasm nodule of questionable FNA result and treat wicked hypo.  To date - I can report very good success.  I feel zillions better; I don't shiver, am not depressed or horribly tired like the 'bad old days', my skin, hair and energy levels are super, and the best bit of all --- I think the nodule is shrinking (it's less noticeable at moment : ) ), but it is early days--3 months, so I won't pop the champies just yet!  I go twice a week for pins and take herbs--tablets and a tea (surprisingly yummy) twice a day.  

The trick is to find a great practioner.  I have had 2 others years ago not so good, so there are quality differences.  My guru teaches at the acupuncture college here in London, and has practiced a long time, so has seen it all. Pls feel free to PM me anytime-- I can give a fuller explanation of what I understand is being treated and why it is working. I do firmly believe 'lifestyle' changes must support this alternative method for best effect.  

It is not a path for everybody, but for me at the moment - it is absolutely working wonders; I simply can't believe the difference in me, which can not be all 'mumbo jumbo hocus pokus' as some people will harshly try to assert, but which I can only smile quietly in response.  If this works, I keep my thyroid, and heal better than when this nightmare all began.  : )
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http://www.itmonline.org/arts/thyroid.htm


whoops--tried to hyer link above.  : )
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393685 tn?1425816122
I read that link a while ago.

It is so interesting to me.

Thanks for the link,.
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499534 tn?1328707778
I do it to boost my immune system....always feel good afterward!
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161647 tn?1280611763
Thanks everyone. If someone told me 2 years ago that I would consider acupuncture, I would say they were crazy. I am a skeptic.  But I am researching unconventional/holistic/alternative treatments. I need to feel good again. I feel I need to do something else besides conventional medicine.

However, I've read that patients need to be calm and relaxed during acupuncture treatments. And I don't know if I can do that. When I go to the doctor my insides shake, I am so warn down. I haven't felt good since my PT last year

Another question I have is does anyone know any dangers or long term effects from acupuncture or chinese herbs. I keep telling myself these treatments have been around for hundreds of years. But it is my nature to always look ahead and that is not a good way to be.

4helen, thanks for the link. It was very interesting and informative.

stella, wow that was some experience. It only proves the acupuncture theory.
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hi everyone,

i've been 2 days ago at my first acupuncture in order to try to shrink my rather big (but benign, goiterous) thyroid nodule - and it hurt quite a bit...

it wasn't at all what i expected (which is lots of small needles painlessly sticking out of just under my skin)... it was 2 larger needles stuck directly in the nodule, connected with an electric (?) current... i told the lady at the beginning that it hurts, she said that's ok... however, after about 10 minutes i couldn't take it more and called them to take the needles out... i've been unwell after for 12-18 hours, but back to normal since... but one of the needles left a small bruise which is still visible

was wondering if anyone had similar experience? is "2 needles with current"  a different type of acupuncture?
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649848 tn?1424570775
You've attached to a very old thread and none of the previous posters are active on the forum any longer, so it's unlikely you'll get a response.

Your comments would get much more attention if you start your own thread, which you can do by clicking on the orange "Post a Question" button at the top of this page, type your question, then click the green "Post a Comment" question.

You can also access the home page of the thyroid forum via the following link:  http://www.medhelp.org/forums/Thyroid-Disorders/show/73

I've never heard of acupuncture using only 2 needles like that... you might want to research that and find out what it is.
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thanks Barb135, posted as a new question
I did research about acupuncture and couldn't find anything helpful about the "2 needle" version in relation to thyroid nodule...
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