Quench Your Cravings: Battling Excessive Thirst with Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine in Oregon

Beyond Water: Unraveling the Mysteries of Excessive Thirst with Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine in Beaverton

Excessive thirst treatment in Beaverton with acupuncture and herbal medicine

Understanding the Imbalance: Why Are You Craving Water Endlessly?

Excessive thirst, medically known as polydipsia, can be a frustrating and concerning symptom. While it’s often associated with dehydration, persistent thirst can also point to underlying imbalances within the body. Traditional Asian Medicine (TAM) takes a holistic approach, viewing thirst as a sign of disharmony in the flow of vital energy (Qi) and the five elements.

“In TAM, excessive thirst can arise from various imbalances,” explains Dr. Kihyon Sohn, an acupuncturist and herbalist practicing in Beaverton, Oregon. “Deficiency of Yin, the cooling and nourishing aspect, or an excess of Heat in the Stomach or Kidney systems can disrupt the fluid balance, leading to constant thirst.”

Unveiling the Culprits: Potential Causes of Excessive Thirst

Several factors can contribute to thirst imbalances in TAM:

  • Diet: Excessive intake of spicy or greasy foods, alcohol, or diuretics can deplete Yin and generate Heat, leading to thirst.
  • Stress: Chronic stress can disrupt Qi flow and weaken the Kidney system, impacting fluid regulation.
  • Underlying health conditions: Diabetes, medications, and hormonal imbalances can also trigger excessive thirst.

A Beacon of Hope: Dr. Sohn’s Approach to Treating Excessive Thirst with TAM

Dr. Sohn’s approach to treating excessive thirst goes beyond simply addressing symptoms. He employs a personalized strategy rooted in TAM principles to restore balance and alleviate the root cause:

  • Acupuncture: By stimulating specific acupoints, Dr. Sohn aims to harmonize Qi flow, nourish Yin, and clear Heat in the relevant systems, promoting natural fluid management.

Acupuncture helps regulate the body’s internal thermostat, bringing Yin and Yang into balance,” says Dr. Sohn. “This can significantly reduce thirst and restore a healthy fluid balance.”

  • Herbal remedies: Dr. Sohn prescribes personalized herbal formulas based on Traditional Asian Materia Medica to address the specific imbalance causing the thirst. These formulas may include herbs like Rehmannia, Ophiopogon, and Alisma to nourish Yin, clear Heat, and support Kidney function.

“Herbal remedies act as gentle nudges, guiding the body towards internal harmony,” explains Dr. Sohn. “They work synergistically with acupuncture to address the root cause of thirst and promote long-term well-being.”

Success Stories: Testimonies to the Power of TAM

“I used to drink gallons of water, but my thirst never seemed satisfied,” shares Sarah, a patient of Dr. Sohn. “After just a few acupuncture and herbal treatments, my thirst gradually subsided, and I finally felt quenched. It’s been a lifesaver!”

“Dr. Sohn’s approach is holistic and personalized,” adds Michael, another patient. “He treated my thirst and helped me manage stress, which I believe was contributing to the imbalance. I’m feeling more balanced and energized than ever.”

Finding Your Path to Balance: Embracing TAM for Excessive Thirst

If you’re struggling with excessive thirst, Dr. Kihyon Sohn offers a beacon of hope in Beaverton, Oregon. His expertise in TAM principles and personalized treatment plans can help you uncover the root cause of your imbalance and restore natural fluid balance.

Remember, excessive thirst is not just a physical symptom; it’s a call for attention to your body’s internal harmony. Embrace the wisdom of TAM and embark on a journey towards lasting well-being, one sip at a time.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Sohn today and experience the transformative power of Traditional Asian Medicine in addressing your excessive thirst.

Our holistic wellness clinic is on Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy, east of OR 217, making it easy to reach from Beaverton, Aloha, Hillsboro, Tigard, Lake Oswego, NW, and SW Portland. We have on-site parking, a handicap-accessible entrance and restroom, and treatment rooms on the ground floor for everyone’s convenience. Please call us at (503) 404-4567 for a same-day appointment. It’s a good idea to call or book online in advance.