It mostly affects middle-aged women but has also been found to occur in men, women, and children of any age. Symptoms may include pale, dry skin, unexplained weight gain, muscle aches and tenderness, tongue enlargement, hair loss, fatigue, constipation, puffy face, and brittle nails.
The exact mechanisms causing these changes are not completely understood, but bacteria, viruses, toxins, and some drugs may play a role in triggering an autoimmune process in someone who already has a genetic (inherited) predisposition to develop such a disorder. It is theorized that the inflammation initiated by these agents, toxic or infectious, somehow provokes in the body a “sensitization” (autoimmune reaction) in the involved tissues.
At Well Being Dublin the aim of treatments with Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine and Naturopathy is to relieve thyroid related autoimmune symptoms and address the root cause of Hashimoto’s with a personalized treatment plan to bring the body back into balance.
The cornerstone of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is what we call “pattern differentiation.” As informed by this diagnostic framework, Anne don’t simply treat named diseases, she treats patterns. Patterns are groups of signs and symptoms, and the patterns identified in Chinese medicine have been used to help billions of people for thousands of years.
Compared to conventional approaches to mental health, Traditional Chinese Medicine has a unique approach to Hashimoto’s .
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, conditions such as back pain could reflect as both physical and mental disharmony within the individual and are reflective of an individual “Pattern of Disharmony”.
No matter if a client is attending for acupuncture, herbal medicine or naturopathy, a treatment plan will be based on a personalised in-depth consultation to first evaluate causality and identity this “Pattern”.
The initial consultation takes account of all possible contributions or influences with regards to Hashimoto’s (e.g. overall immunity, family history, co-morbidities, stressors, environmental factors, diet and lifestyle factors etc.).
A personalized treatment plan will be put in place then to reducing acute symptoms and restore equilibrium to the body; to improve overall mental health and overall wellness.
That’s considering the principle that T.C.M and holistic medicine in general is a mind/body medicine which aims to optimise the health and wellbeing of the whole person.
Well Being Dublin Strategies
- Acupuncture (e.g. points such as LI 11, Du4, Kid 3, Bl 23 etc)
- T.C.M. Modalities (e.g Moxa/ heat lamp, Ear seeds)
- Herbal medicine (e.g topical / ingestion via personalised tincture)
- Dietary healing/superfoods/supplements
- Naturopathic support/ Home self-care instruction (E.g. Acupressure, Qi gong, Aromatherapy)
- Clients shop, exclusively for clients – supplemental home care, supports for healing in your own hands.