Acupuncture and Functional Medicine Treat Thyroid Disorders

June 27, 2018

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located in your throat. This gland produces triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). These hormones are key to the regulation of carbohydrates and energy. Additionally, the thyroid has control of the body's metabolism, heart rate, and body temperature.


Thyroid problems is something that seems to be more common nowadays. According to the American Thyroid Association, women are five times more likely to suffer from a thyroid problem than men. A really bothersome fact is that about 60% of those with a thyroid disorder have yet to be diagnosed. How do you know if you have a thyroid problem? Well here are some of the symptoms:

Poor Concentration and Mental Fog

·         Menstrual Changes

·         Racing Heart Beat

·         Sudden Weight Loss/Gain

·         Aches and Pains

·         Hair Loss

·         High Cholesterol

·         Heat Intolerance

·         Feeling Bloated

·         Nervousness

·         Feeling Cold

·         Hypertension


The only answer to addressing these symptoms in the traditional medical world is to prescribe a synthetic thyroid hormone, if a laboratory test comes back what they consider to be “abnormal”. While for some this may be the only option, many others have the opportunity to explore another approach. This would include addressing the root cause of the thyroid disorder. Acupuncture has been proven to be an effective remedy for thyroid disorders, along with functional medicine. Our practitioners look at a wide range of laboratory testing which results are not the same as what the traditional medical world may see a “normal”.

Fox Valley Acupuncture is a local Naperville clinic where Selma and Dr. Tennant (also a Wilson’s T3 Certified Practitioner), have successfully treated many thyroid patients over the years. Each patient has been treated with special, customized care, specific to need.

Call The Emperor's Medicine today to schedule your discounted, comprehensive consultation with our practioners and for more information about thyroid disorders. 630-428-9001 or email questions to