Hypothyroidism in Chinese Medicine

The thyroid gland is located in the front lower part of your neck. Hormones released by the gland travel through your bloodstream and affect nearly every part of your body. When this gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone you can experience many side effects such as fatigue, weight gain, constipation, dry hair and skin, a hoarse voice and many more. According to traditional Chinese medicine, hypothyroidism is characterized primarily as a yang deficiency. With the secondary patterns of kidney yin and qi deficiencies. Chinese herbs can be very helpful in this situation, when looking for a more modern day formula to tonify the kidney and heart and spleen yang, nourish the yin, and tonify the qi look for one containing one or more of the following herbs:

Best Herbs for Hypothyroidism

Shu Di Huang – Tonnifies the essence and blood to boost the source qi of the body and nourish the hair skin and brain

Shan Zhu Yu – Astringes the kidney, and secures the essence as well as tonifies the liver and kidney yin to help boost deep energy and moisten the body fluids

Guo QI ZI – Which is used to tonify Liver and Kidney yin. In addition to treating the underlying cause of the illness


Formulas Containing the Best Herbs for Hypothyroidism