Chinese Medicines for Thyroid

Traditional Chinese Medicines (TCMs) have been known to cure many diseases with the use of natural techniques. These medicines are also effective in treating thyroid disorders. The entire process of treatment is centered around the principles yin and yang energy, which are present in the human body. TCM tries to make the flow these energies normal, so that the body can function as required.

Thyroid Treatment

Thyroid treatment with TCM involves treating the kidney, lung and the liver as these organs are supposed to be responsible for the disorder in the thyroid gland. The goal of treatment in TCM is to invigorate the kidney (yin and yang for hyperthyroidism), release the energy of the liver, nourish the blood to give it a better ability of dissolving tone yin or yang of the spleen, and then tone the yin or yang of the lung as well.

There are three formulas in Traditional Chinese Medicine:

  • In cases of hyperthyroidism, take Canon Zhi (Hyperthyrocalm composed of ginseng, Liriope, rehmannia, jujube, hemp seeds, cinnamon) which works on the vacuum energy of the kidney and blood.
  • In hypothyroidism, take Ba wei (Hypothyrocalm composed of peony, monkshood, plantain, yam, Euodia) which works on the emptiness of the kidney yang and spleen.
  • In case of goiter or nodules, take Xiang bei (Noducalm consisting of plantain, lovage, Atractylodes, Shoveler, jujube, mandarin, angelic) that will handle the accumulation of mucus and the emptiness of Qi of the spleen and kidney.
  • The treatment continues for six months and the medicines are taken only during the day time (4 capsules a day).

All these medicines are made of herbs, without the use of any chemicals. This system of treatment, which originated in ancient China, has been continuing for hundreds of years. In the last few decades, it has gained popularity in the western world, as an effective method of alternative treatment.