April Bui Acupuncture
Memorial / Spring Branch
Chinese Medicine Terminology
Below are brief explanations of some common terms and concepts in Chinese medicine diagnosis that you would come across in a reading. Although Chinese medicine concept can be abstract, this helps you to understand better the discussion on this page.
Chinese Medicine Diagnosis:
According to Chinese medicine, thyroid imbalances are caused by:
• Kidney yang deficiency (hypothyroidism)
• Kidney yin deficiency (hyperthyroidism)
• Spleen qi deficiency
• Spleen yin, yang deficiency
Both hypo and hyperthyroidism are deficient type conditions, therefore we treat with acupuncture and Chinese herbs to nourish either the yin or yang aspect of the spleen and kidneys.
This is long term treatment. However, patients who stay committed to this treatment will benefit in many ways after a period of time.
The initial course of treatment is six weekly sessions and followed by an on-going maintenance program for at least one year.