Hyperthyroidism is a disorder in which your thyroid gland makes and releases more thyroid hormone than your body needs. Your thyroid gland is located in the front of your neck, and Hormones released by the thyroid affect nearly every part of your body from your brain to your skin and muscles. They play a crucial role in controlling how your body uses energy, or your metabolism. Women are five times more likely to develop hyperthyroidism than men. In Chinese medicine we break this condition down into a combination of qi and yin deficiencies, Liver fire rising, and phlegm stagnation.: Chinese herbs can be very helpful in this situation, when looking for a more modern day formula to Clear toxic heat, drain liver fire, tonify the qi and yin, and resolve phlegm look for one containing one or more of the following herbs.
Zhi Mu – Has the three important functions of replenishing the jing or essence, clearing heat and resolving hard lumps in the body
Zhi Zi – Clears heat, and purge Liver fire. To reduce the “sympathetic excess” signs and symptoms such as increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, and tremor
Gan Cao – Tonifies the heart and spleen qi to help boost digestion and calm the mind