CASE REPORT: ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT IN MALE PATIENT WITH PRIMARY HYPOTHYROIDISM
Keywords:Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Acupuncture Hypothyroidism, Thyroid
The thyroid gland controls the metabolism in the human body. In primary hypothyroidism, the thyroid is being stimulated properly but it isn’t able to produce enough thyroid hormones for the body to function properly. This means that the thyroid itself is the source of the problem. In this research is presented a case of 39 year old male patient diagnosed with primary hypothyroidism. Before coming to the clinic the patient was feeling fatigue, had loss of energy, loss of hair, was gaining weight and other typical symptoms for hypothyroidism were present. The patient is treated with acupuncture treatment in a clinic for Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture, by a doctor specialist in acupuncture. 5 treatments are made from 26th of December to 06th of February. Before the treatment the results were showing low fT4 levels and high TSH. After 5 made treatments, a control blood test analysis was made and the results show normal fT4 levels and decreased TSH levels. The patient will continue to do the treatments until the TSH levels are normal. The patient’s condition will be followed up and the upcoming results will be updated in the paper.
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