Hyperthyroidism, a condition characterized by the overproduction of thyroid hormones, can manifest itself in various symptoms, including weight loss, anxiety, and heart palpitations. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) offers a range of natural solutions to address both the symptoms and underlying causes of this condition. This article explores some of the most common TCM remedies for hyperthyroidism-related symptoms and their corresponding underlying causes.

Hot Stomach Symptoms and Remedies


  • Bad breath
  • Bleeding from gums
  • Foul breath from the mouth
  • Getting hungry easily
  • Gums swelling
  • Hiccups
  • Nosebleed
  • Pain in the gums with swelling
  • Pain in the throat
  • Perspiring on the head
  • Stomachache
  • Thirst and craving for cold drinks
  • Underweight
  • Vomiting
  • Vomiting of blood
  • Vomiting right after eating

Remedy: Dao-Chi-Cheng-Qi-Tang To clear the heat in the stomach and disperse the energy in the liver, use a combination of salt, lily flower, bitter endive, camellia, cattail, black fungus, spinach, strawberry, banana, cucumber, and licorice.

Liver Energy Congestion Symptoms and Remedies


  • Abdominal obstruction
  • Abdominal pain
  • Convulsions
  • Insomnia
  • Numbness
  • Pain in the upper abdomen
  • Psychological tension
  • Stomachache
  • Subjective sensations of objects in the throat
  • Swollen tonsils
  • Vomiting of blood
  • Worry a lot

Remedy: Si-Hai-Shu-Yu-Wan To regulate the energy of the liver and remove sputum and relieve congestion, use a blend of brown sugar, garlic, turmeric, kumquat, beef, cherry, bird's nest, butter-fish, chicken, coconut meat, date, tofu, mustard seed, sweet rice, goose meat, mutton, jackfruit, squash, sweet potato, red and black date, rice, rock sugar, caraway seed, spearmint, common button mushroom, oregano, red bean, ambergris, dill seed, sweet basil, and saffron.

Sputum-Fire Symptoms and Remedies


  • Dislike of heat
  • Eat a lot
  • Emotionally disturbed easily
  • Excessive perspiration
  • Hungry with no appetite
  • Insanity
  • Palpitations
  • Ringing in ears and deafness
  • Sleeplessness
  • Swollen tonsils

Remedy: Er-Yin-Jian with Ding-Zhi-Wan To sedate sputum-fire and nourish the heart and secure the spirits, use a mix of salt, cattail, agar, radish, bamboo shoot, crown daisy, date, fresh ginger, leaf or brown mustard, black and white pepper, white or yellow mustard seed, asparagus, and pear.

Liver-Kidneys Yin Deficiency Symptoms and Remedies


  • Difficulty in both defecation and urination
  • Dizziness
  • Dry eyes or dry throat
  • Fatigue
  • Headache with pain in the brow
  • Lumbago
  • Night blindness
  • Night sweats
  • Pain in the upper abdomen
  • Palms of hands and soles of feet are both hot
  • Sleeplessness with forgetfulness
  • Withering complexion

Remedy: Sheng-Mai-San with Vi-Guan-Jian To tone the energy

and the yin, and to water the kidneys and nourish the liver, use a combination of bird's nest, cheese, chicken egg, kidney bean, brown sugar, mussel, abalone, asparagus, chicken egg, cuttlefish, duck, duck egg, white fungus, oyster, pork, royal jelly, chestnut, chicken liver, and pork kidneys.

Deficiency Fire Symptoms and Remedies


  • Becoming angry easily
  • Coughing out blood
  • Dry cough without sputum or coughing out slightly sticky fluids
  • Dry sensations in the mouth
  • Dry or sore throat
  • Excessive perspiration
  • Feeling miserable
  • Forgetfulness
  • Hot sensations in the body, including hands and feet
  • Light but periodic fever not unlike the tide
  • Night sweats
  • Red complexion
  • Ringing in ears
  • Seminal emission with dreams
  • Sleeplessness
  • Sputum with blood

Remedy: Yu-Nü-Jian with Zeng-Yi-Tang To water the yin, increase body fluids, and clear the stomach and nourish the lung, use a blend of banana, bitter endive, black fungus, salt, spinach, strawberry, bamboo shoot, cucumber, Job's-tears, liver, leaf beet, mung bean, peppermint, purslane, lily flower, salt, cattail, chicken egg, duck egg, asparagus, royal jelly, pork, and oyster.

Simultaneous Deficiency of Yin and Energy Symptoms and Remedies


  • Constipation
  • Dry cough with scant sputum or dry mouth
  • Discharge of dry stools
  • Excessive perspiration
  • Fatigue
  • Hot sensations in the palms of hands and soles of feet
  • Light stomachache with swelling
  • Palpitations
  • Poor appetite
  • Ringing in ears
  • Scant urine
  • Sore throat
  • Thirst
  • "Tidal" fever in the afternoon

Remedy: Di-Huang-Yin-Zi To strengthen the energy and nourish the yin, and to tone the lungs and water the kidneys, use a mix of bird's nest, cheese, kidney bean, abalone, asparagus, chicken egg, cuttlefish, duck, duck egg, white fungus, oyster, pork, royal jelly, grape, longan nuts, maltose, mandarin fish, Irish potato, sweet rice, apple cucumber, bog bean, gold carp, carrot, chestnut, ham, horse bean, hyacinth bean, Job's-tears, royal jelly, string bean, whitefish, yam, red and black date, mutton, squash, and rock sugar.


Traditional Chinese Medicine offers a variety of natural remedies to address the symptoms and underlying causes of hyperthyroidism. By identifying the specific symptoms and causes in each individual case, TCM practitioners can tailor treatment plans with the appropriate herbal combinations to help restore balance and promote overall health. If you're experiencing symptoms of hyperthyroidism, it's essential to consult with a qualified TCM practitioner or healthcare professional to develop a personalized treatment plan.