by Lisa Rhodes
A malfunctioning thyroid can have many underlying causes, including poor nutrition, toxicity, diet, overwhelming stress and medication such as birth control pills. Regardless of the cause, the end result may be an autoimmune process that affects either the thyroid gland itself or the enzymes needed to convert inactive thyroid hormone to the active form. In order to relieve thyroid conditions, not only does the originating cause need to be addressed, but also any autoimmune process that is the end result.
In an autoimmune condition, the immune system creates antibodies that mistakenly perceive the body’s own tissues, such as the thyroid gland, or its own enzymes, such as conversion enzymes, as the enemy. It is this misinformation that makes NeuroModulation Technique (NMT) especially effective as a therapy.
NMT has been called “informational medicine” because it operates on the principle that the body naturally heals itself, and that illness and disease result from miscommunication within the other-than-conscious operations of the body. Either the wrong information is being communicated, or the correct information is being sent to the wrong place, or at the wrong time.
Using a unique form of dynamic muscle-response testing, the NMT practitioner taps directly into the patient’s mind-body connection, following carefully developed questions and corrective training statements to determine the appropriate therapeutic path for the patient.
NMT is used to 1) desensitize the body to any immune triggers that are contributing to the production of antibodies, 2) initiate breakdown and elimination of these antibodies and 3) assist in the healing and optimal function of tissue damaged as a result of autoimmunity.
Anyone suffering from thyroid dysfunction should, of course, implement lifestyle changes, such as a non-inflammatory diet, stress reduction and exercise. They should also consult with a nutrition expert to ensure their individual nutrition needs are addressed. But many people who have one autoimmune condition have multiple autoimmune diagnoses. A therapy modality as versatile and fundamental as NMT can help ensure that miscommunication in the body is recognized and addressed on all levels.
Lisa Rhodes is a doctor of podiatric medicine and a licensed acupuncturist at Integrative Health Care, in Fountainville. For more information, call 215-230-4600 or visit IntegrativeHealthCarePA.com.
May 2016 Issue