Doctor Richard Shames, MD & Acupuncturist Georjana Shames, LAc, Dipl. OM

As a doctor known for treating difficult thyroid conditions, a colleague recently inquired of me, "Dr. Shames why have an acupuncturist as part of your practice? What can she offer thyroid patients that you––that we––cannot?" The short answer is "Plenty!" But here is what I actually told him.

Is your thyroid the cause of your depression or your foul mood? It could be.

There is evidence available that links the two together. Those that are tired and depressed may find that their thyroid is actually behind the problem.

With researchers discovering that the benefits of estrogen are overrated and dangers underreported, it may be time to focus on your thyroid hormones

By Drs Richard and Karilee Shames

Currently, our country is in the grip of an epidemic of low thyroid conditions.