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Homeopathy and Bach Remedies For Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism or Overactive Thyroid Gland refers to the over secretion of


thyroid hormone by thyroid gland .It is the opposite of hypothyroidism, as
the name suggests. It is a condition where in the thyroid gland increases in
size with abnormal secretion of thyroid stimulating hormone. It is defined by
weight loss, increased BMR and sensitivity to tremors. An overactive thyroid
gland, or hyperthyroidism, can trigger restlessness, hyperactivity, insomnia
and irritability .

The main causes leading to hyperthyroid are :- General Causes

Life style today is one of the major cause of thyroid imbalance. Chronic
stress is one of the root cause. Psychological trauma, emotional
disturbance or prolonged illness are few reasons.

Bad eating habits. Eating too many refined foods and sugars which
causes problems with blood sugar levels which affect adrenal gland
and also cause malfunctioning of of thyroid gland.

Environmental Factors like pollution and toxins all around even at home
i.e. toxins present in the form of chemicals in food which our body can
not handle. There are many food products for which we do not have
awareness of the ingredients before we consume them which act as
toxins for our body.

Therapeutic Causes

Excess secretion of thyroid stimulating hormone.

Other causes could be Graves disease, Plummers disease

Toxic adenoma (Benign non cancerous lump)

Post-par tum thyroditis (after birth of a child)

Thyrotoxicosis (addiction to thyroid hormones)

Problem with the pituitary gland

Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism :-

Extreme nervousness, fear, restlessness, anxiety, irritability,


excitability

Speech defects , Speech is rapid ,and temper alternating with weeping


in women.

Loss of weight despite good appetite

Trembling hands while holding cup

Palpitations, dyspnea, and angina on slight exertion.

Swelling in the neck (Goitre).

Bulging of eyeballs and photo phobia.

Diminished menstrual flow .

Pulse and heart rate are increased.

Increased metabolic rate so canine hunger but there is weight loss.

Patient looks ill.

Most Common Treatment suggested and it's Consequences


Allopathic line of treatment is Beta blockers in mild cases and in some cases
the oral intake of Radioactive Iodine, which not only destroys many cells of
Thyroid but also have to be taken for rest of life. Taking RAI long term can
lead to hypothyroidism . It makes the immune system weak which may lead
to other autoimmune diseases in future. When hyperthyroid is detected then
intake of RAI should be the last option. A very effective answer to thyroid
imbalance is H
Homeopathic Treatment For Hyperthyroidism

For the treatment of hyperthyroidism , the symptoms of the body are always
kept in mind as we consider for every other case. The most common
homeopathic remedies that play an important role in the treatment of
hyperthyroidism are: Belladonna
Belledona best acts on heart and the circulation, nerves , the brain, and the
eyes. For Easily excitable , emotional patients. There is throbbing, dilated

pupils, dry mucous membrane. The patient is plethoric, aggressive and


intellectual individuals. The patient complains of violent heat, Burning and
redness .The patient has a sensation of dryness. The patient has an irritable
state of mind affecting the urinary tract.The patients symptoms are
aggravated from exposure to draft of air , wants to be wrapped up, light and
noise aggravates suffering.
Calcarea Flour
Swelling of thyroid , constricted feeling in thyroid region, digestive troubles
Ferrum phos
The remedy ,basically for anaemic and extremely nervous patients.Even the
least excitement causes flushing of face. The remedy to be used in first stage
of all inflammatory infections.In women, the menses are too frequent and too
profuse . The patient is worse at night, early morning , by touch, jar, motion
and lying on the right side and feels better by cold applications. The remedy
to be taken in acute state of thyroid dysfunction and that has to be followed
by a proper constitutional remedy.
Lycopus virginicus
It helps to normalise the overactive thyroid. In goitre also , it is well
indicated . A good remedy for overactive thyroid gland and for patients with
irritability and mental tiredness. Patients with increased heart rate and
palpitation Its good for hyper thyroids patients who have ongoing
respiratory problems and coughs.The remedy also useful in lowering the
blood pressure. Sensation of eye being pushed out.
Pilocarpus microphyllus
It's a powerful remedy for glandular stimulation.It is useful for goitre, with
increased heart action and pulsation of arteries; tremors and nervousness;
heat and sweating. Excessive salivation and perspiration is a leading
symptom of the remedy.
Thyroidinum
Remedy good for thyroid dysfunction . Patients with lot of emaciation and
trembling hands. Nervous Temperament
Lapis Albus
Good for hyperthyroidism where in symptoms include enlargement of the thyroid gland ,
fatigue , sluggishness , and mental dullness.
Spongia
The remedy good for hyperthyroidism .Protruding eye with heart symptoms. Other symptoms
may be palpitation , contracting pains, faintness , anxiety , worse in warm room .
Magnesium Flouratum

Hyperthyroidism , metabolic complaints , Chronic suppuration, Neuralgia.

Bach Flower Remedies for Hyperthyroidism


In the case of Thyroid dysfunction we could think of giving individual flower remedies or a
combination of the remedies depending on the individual patients requirement . The disease of
Hyperthyroidism has been linked with an exaggerated sense of service and suppression of selfcentred impulses .
Hyperthyroidism is also linked with the stressful mental state , a stress of higher altitude leading
to emotional breakdown. Here in the Bach Remedy " Vervain " is of great help as it helps release
muscle tension.
Aspen, Cerato, Hornbeam, Olive, Larch Mustard, Mimulus, Star of Bethlehem are some of the
remedies which could be thought of considering the mental symptoms of the patient of thyroid
disorders.
A combination of Cherry Plum, Impatiens, Pine, Vervain and Willow helps a hyperthyroidism
patient to focus and concentrate better.

Managing Hyperthyroidism
Natural Herbs and Diet Good for Hyperthyroidism
-Bugleweed ( Homeo Remedy Lycopus is from this herb)
-Vitamin D (Avoid Sunblocks)
-Selenium (Source : nuts)
-Vitamin B (Source : Whole Foods)
-Magnesium (Source : Organic Vegetables)
-Omega 3 Fatty Acids
-Increase Calcium intake
-All those with hyperthyroid are prone to pernicious enema so intake of
Vitamin B along with
other nutrients should be taken good care of.
-Fish contains iodine, omega-3 fats, and vitamin D. Mustard, and other dark leafy greens contain
vitamin A.
Do's And Don't
-Avoid tea, coffee,
-No smoking, alcohol and caffeine .
-Avoid Sour and deep fried eatables.
-Never Skip meals as it may lower blood sugar levels which lead to tiredness
-Positive Thinking
-Anger Control
-Control of Anger

Yoga

Yoga helps in the balances of the neuro hormones and metabolism besides
improving the endocrine metabolism.The most effective yoga exercise for
thyroid dysfunction is "Ujjayi Pranayam" and "Kappal Bhati Pranayam ".
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9LgQmQ-ATU
Home Remedies
-Mixture of Pudina (Mint) paste and Saunf (Fennel Seed) powder .. 1 table
spoon to be taken with
water every morning , empty stomach.
-Silver has very good healing powers for treating hyperactive thyroid. Having milk at bedtime
especially when it is heated in a silver container will yield better results.
-Brahmi powder mixed with half teaspoonful of honey should be taken in the morning