Healing Options for Thyroid Disorder

“Thyroid an important gland of the endocrine system looks after the functioning of the human system’s metabolism rate, manufacturing of protein and its overall adjustment and sensitivity to other forms of hormone. With the help of a wide variety of hormones produced by it, the thyroid gland ensures an active participation in the mentioned functions. But if the production of its varying hormones exceeds its normal limit or falls below its standard limit; mal functioning of thyroid gland is caused. Generally referred to as hypo and hyper thyroidism; mal functioning of thyroid gland is marked by either abnormal gain or loss of weight, general sense of lethargy, inertia, fall in the rate of pulse and mood swings.” [1]


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Recent Research

“A number of recent advances in our understanding of thyroid physiology may shed light on why some patients feel unwell while taking levothyroxine monotherapy. The purpose of this task force was to review the goals of levothyroxine therapy, the optimal prescription of conventional levothyroxine therapy, the sources of dissatisfaction with levothyroxine therapy, the evidence on treatment alternatives, and the relevant knowledge gaps. We wished to determine whether there are sufficient new data generated by well-designed studies to provide reason to pursue such therapies and change the current standard of care.” [ncbi]


Environmental Exposures and Autoimmune Thyroid Disease:

 “Environmental exposures, ranging from perchlorate in rocket fuel to polychlorinated biphenols, have been shown to influence thyroid function. Although most of these agents are associated with reduced thyroid hormone levels or impaired thyroid hormone action, a number of environmental exposures confer an increased risk of autoimmune thyroid disease.” [2]

Natural Remedies (8/10)

  • “Often attributed to increased physical activity, patients affected with thyroid abnormalities should go for complete rest with proper dietary routine and relaxation.”
  • “Certain relaxation techniques pertaining to ‘yoga’ and ‘pranayam’ serve to restore the balanced functioning of thyroid glands.”
  • “Certain food items containing preservatives, white flour products and stuffs high on sugar should be avoided by thyroid patients.”
  • “Food rich in Vitamin A such as pumpkin, green leafy vegetables and carrots add to the balanced functioning of thyroid gland.”
  • “Diet should consist of sufficient helpings of fruits, sprouts and vegetables. Carbohydrates other than those contained by potatoes and whole wheat products should be avoided. Cakes, pastries, sweets and other calorie rich items should be avoided.”
  • “Walnut which is rich in iodine and magnesium contributes to the balanced functioning of thyroid gland.”
  • “’Kelp’ an iodine enriched sea weed belonging to the genus of algae is beneficial for both forms of thyroid malfunctioning. The sea weed can be used as an item of garnish as well as one for flavoring soups and salads.”
  • “Like ‘kelp’- Irish moss is also helpful for thyroid functioning.”
  • “Another weed by the name of ‘sushi’ is also helpful from the point of view of hypothyroidism. The iodine content of the weed contributes to restoring the misbalance caused on account of hypothyroidism.”
  • “Regular consumption of coconut oil added to milk, with two spoons being added to a cup of milk is another home remedy geared to the rectification of thyroid functioning.”
  • “As part of rectification of thyroid functioning with natural remedies; sometimes the affected persons are advised to go on a juice based fast. This is done with the purpose of cleaning the system. Thus his diet then may consist of fruits juices such as apple, grapes and pineapples being served after every three to four hours.”
  • “After five days of being on juice; he may be advised to include milk in his diet. There after he can go for proper balanced meals with insistence on fruits and vegetables.”
  • “It is advisable that a person afflicted with thyroid malfunctioning should go for salads made out of sprouts, cucumber and carrot. Cucumber is very effective for patients diagnosed with goiter- a disease resulting from hypothyroidism.”
  • “Besides including whole wheat as part of the carbohydrate consumption; if one is unable to avoid rice; the unpolished variety of rice should be included. But it is advisable to have it limited to once a day.”
  • “Herbal tea with ginger is also beneficial for thyroid functioning. In fact, beverages including coffee, tea, carbonated drinks and alcohols should be avoided by patients afflicted with thyroid disorders. In its place herbal tea may be an alternative option.”
  • “Barley and oats are also some of the healthy options for patients afflicted with thyroid functioning.”
  • “Watercress with its enriched iodine content is also beneficial for thyroid malfunctioning.”
  • “Regular consumption of water reed and lotus stem is also beneficial for thyroid functioning.”
  • “For patients afflicted with goiter, exhibiting swelling around their neck; dandelion leaves with a touch of clarified butter may be wrapped around the affected region.”
  • “Application of watercress’s paste on the enlarged neck is also an effective remedy.”
  • “For patients afflicted with hypothyroidism, it is imperative that along with medical counseling they include in their diet sufficient helpings of egg yolks, yeast and offal on account of their heightened copper content.”
  • “Those afflicted with ‘hyperthyroidism’ should go for food items whereby they can block or obstruct the hyper activity of the gland. Thus their diet should consist of items such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and kale. These vegetables contain in them the essential ‘blockers’ which obstruct the hyper functioning of thyroid glands.”
  • “Latest scientific research conducted on the malfunctioning of thyroid reveals the significance of certain marine plants in respect of striking balance in endocrine function. Phytoplankton and lyceum berry have been found to be useful in restoring the much needed balance.” [2]


Homeopathic Remedies (7.7/10)

“Calcarea carb , Sepia, Lycopodium, Graphites and Nux Vomica are the leading homeopathic remedies for hypothyroidism.”

Calcarea Carbonica

“Homeopathic medicine Calcarea Carbonica assumes the top most position in homeopathy for treating hypothyroid cases. It is one of the best homeopathic remedy for hypothyroidism. Its use is highly recommended in obese people who are always chilly and cannot tolerate cold air. The patient requiring this medicine is fair complexioned, fatty and flabby. Excessive sweating on head is a leading feature for its use in hypothyroid patients.  Certain peculiarities in eating habits like craving for boiled eggs, desire for indigestible things like chalk, pencils, lime, and aversion to take fats also guide towards its use in patients of hypothyroidism. This homeopathic medicine for hypothyroidism can also help in relieving constipation in hypothyroid patients; the peculiar feature is that the first part of stool is hard and is followed by soft stool. This medicine proves to be very efficacious in women with hypothyroidism who suffer from very profuse menses that continue for long durations and occur earlier than the expected date. Coldness of feet is always present during the menstrual period.”

Sepia Officinalis

“Sepia Officinalis is also a significant homeopathic medicine for treating the hypothyroid patients. The patients requiring this medicine are very weak, have a pale yellow face and faint very easily especially on exposure to excessive cold temperature. Such patients lack vital heat of body and feel excessively chilly even in a warm room. This medicine can help in treating the menstrual complaints in patients of hypothyroidism where the menses appear too early and are copious in nature. The menstrual complaints are always accompanied by bearing down sensations in pelvis where the patient feels as if the pelvic organs will come out through the vulva and always sit with cross legs to prevent the escape. Sepia Officinalis is also prescribed for controlling the excessive hair fall due to hypothyroidism, especially in women of menopausal age. The next sphere in which this medicine proves very efficacious is the treatment of constipation in hypothyroid patients. The patients requiring this medicine complain of very hard and difficult stool that is passed in small balls with excessive pain during the passing the stool process that continues for long time after the stool. The mental symptoms that are to be considered for its use in hypothyroid patients is extreme irritability and indifferent behavior towards family members who were earlier very much loved. An unusual excessive craving for acidic things and pickles can also be present.”

Lycopodium Clavatum

“This is an excellent homeopathic thyroid Remedy. This homeopathic medicine is mainly prescribed to those patients of hypothyroidism who suffer from gastric troubles. There is excessive flatulence in the abdomen with acidity that is mainly worse after taking farinaceous food. The complaints are mainly worse from 4:00pm-8:00pm. There is constipation with difficult, hard, incomplete stool. The person craves hot drinks and hot food; craving for sweets may also be found. The person is very weak with yellowish face and blue circles around eyes. The excessive hair falling in a hypothyroid person can be wonderfully tackled with this medicine’s use. The patients requiring this medicine are of very irritable nature and cannot bear little contradiction.”


“Graphites is mainly used for those patients of hypothyroidism who are very obese and take on cold very easily. The long standing constipation where the stool is hard and passes with great difficulty in lumps can be treated with this medicine. Such patients also complain of fullness in abdomen due to obstruction of flatus and desire to loosen the clothing to get relief. Mentally the patient is very depressed, sad and weeps easily on listening to music. Timidity and inability to take decisions may also be present.”

Nux Vomica

“Nux Vomica is a wonderful homeopathic remedy mainly prescribed in those patients of hypothyroidism who are extremely temperamental in nature and get offended very easily; such people are very sensitive to all external impressions. This medicine works wonderfully in treating the obstinate constipation in hypothyroid patients. The stool is scanty and unsatisfactory where the patient feels constant urge to pass stool but with little evacuation. Bloated feeling in the stomach after eating is also present. There is an excessive desire for stimulants like alcoholic drinks and coffee; fatty food and spicy food. Patient is very chilly. This medicine can also help those women of hypothyroidism who complain of prolonged menses where the menstrual blood is blackish and accompanied by fainting spells.” [3]


Yoga (7.4/10)

Sarvangasana (Shoulder stand pose)

“ Srvangasana is the most important pose to stimulate thyroid gland and control thyroxin. This is the most effective yoga pose where blood flow from legs to head region due to its inverted condition thereby helps in curing of thyroid.”

Viparitakarani (Inverted Pose)

“The meaning of Viparita is ‘reverse’ and Karni means is ‘by which’. Viparitakarni helps to balance the functioning of thyroid and eases the complication caused by hypoactive thyroid. This is also one of the important asanas for thyroid disorder.”

Halasana (Plough pose) 

“Hala means plough. The pose resemble to Indian plough hence it is called halasana. This yoga exercise gives compression to the neck and stimulates the thyroid glands.”

Matsyasana (Fish pose)

“Matsya means fish, in the final pose, the asana take the form of fish. Hence the name is Matsyasana. Matsyasana provides adequate stretching to the neck region thereby stimulate the thyroid gland.”

Ustrasana (Camel pose)

“This asana also give stretch to the neck.”

“Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation), Kapalbhati and Pranayamas (Nadi Shodhana Pranayama, Bhastrika Pranayama, Ujjayi  Pranayama)”

All these pranayamas, Surya Namaskar and Kapalbhati are very beneficial to reduce the symptoms of thyroid.”

Bhujangasana (The cobra poses)

“There are some sorts of compressing and stretching in the neck while performing advanced Bhujangasana, which helps in regulating thyroid glands.”

Setubandh sarvangasana (Bridge formation pose)

“This is one of the important yoga for thyroid disorder. While performing Setubandh sarvangasana, if the practitioner success in forming a good bridge, the neck get ample amount of stretch, which is good for thyroid gland.”

Sirshasana (Headstand pose) 

“Sirshasana is one of the finest Yoga postures to manage thyroid gland. Sirshasana acts directly on the thyroid glands, helping to balance the metabolic functions and bring about wakefulness and alertness, but without excessive nervousness. Malfunctioning of the thyroid can result in many ailments either directly or indirectly. Sirshasana helps to bring perfect health to this vital organ.”

Dhanurasana (The Bow pose)

The bow pose massage the thyroid gland effectively and compel the gland to produce required amount of hormone to control thyroid.” [4]


Acupuncture (7.1/10)

GV 7

“Acupressure point GV 7 or Governing Vessel 7 is an effective pressure point that is used to treat thyroid symptoms in men and women in case of hypothyroidism. This point is also called the Central Pivot, and it is located precisely at the mid-point on the backside of the body, mid-way between the end of the neck and the starting of the pelvic regionimage00Stimulating this point helps in bringing up Yang energy that is beneficial for hormonal function. It is also a local point for back pain that helps to treat abdominal pain, poor appetite, and menstrual issues.”

KD 7

“KD 7 or Kidney 7 acupressure point is one of the most functional thyroid acupressure points that are beneficial for the treatment of hypothyroidism. This point is also termed the Recovery Flow, and it is situated on the medial aspect of the lower leg, at the border of the Achilles’ tendon, 2 cun above point KD 3.figure-2

It is a tonification point of the kidney that regulates the Qi and Yang o the kidney. It is also afavourable pressure point for treatment of digestive disorders, abdominal distension, night sweating, weakness, numbness and pain in the legs.”

SP 6

“SP 6 or Spleen 6 is another important acupressure point that is used for thyroid problem treatment in case of hypothyroidism. This point is named the Three Yin Intersection, and it is located 3 cun above the tip of the medial malleoulus on the posterior border of the tibia. This point is the intersection point of the three yins that helps and activating this point helps to promote circulation, vitalize blood and tonify the liver, kidney and spleen.”


“It is also used to treat digestive disorders, male and female sexual problems, menstrual issues, skin diseases, sleeping disorders, high blood pressure, dizziness, palpitations, and anxiety.”

Yintang Point

“The Yintang point is one of the most important acupressure points for thyroid problems that are widely used to treat hypothyroidism. This is one of the extra points that do not correspond with any specific acupressure meridian. This point is named the Hall of Impression, and it is located between the two eyebrows, just below the area known asthe third eye.


It is a reflex point of the pituitary gland which controls the thyroid gland. It is also a significant point for calming the spirit and treating insomnia, stress, and anxiety. It is a local point for treating headache, sinusitis and congestion.”


LI 10

“Acupressure point LI 10 or Large Intestine 10 is a potent point of acupressure treatment for hypothyroidism located on the arm. It is also called the Arm Three Li, and it is found on the dorsal radial side of the forearm when the elbow is flexed, 2cun below the transverse cubital crease.figure-5

Stimulating this point helps in tonifying the blood and the Qi, for better functioning of the thyroid gland. It is a local point for tennis elbow treatment and is also used for addressing shoulder pain, diarrhea, neck pain, and stiffness.”

LI 11

“Acupressure point LI 11 or Large Intestine 11 is a powerful acupressure point for treating hypothyroid problem. It is termed the Pool at the Bend, and it is situated at the lateral edge of the elbow crease. Stimulating this point clears the heat and cools the blood and also regulates the Qi and the blood.”


GV 17

“GV 17 or Governing Vessel 17 is an effective acupressure point to treat thyroid symptoms in women in case of hyperthyroidism. This point is also called the Brain’s Door, and it is located on the head, 2.5 cun above the midpoint of the back hair line, in the depression on the upper border of the external occipital protuberance.figure-7Stimulating this point helps in relaxing palpitations, shortness of breath and anxiety – some of the common symptoms of hyperthyroidism. It is also useful for treating neck pain, stiffness of neck, dizziness, headache, mania, epilepsy, lockjaw, eye pain, asthma and muscular dystrophy.”

ST 9

“Acupressure point ST 9 or Stomach 9 is yet another useful pressure point for hyperthyroidism treatment. Its English name is Man’s Prognosis, and it is located in level with the tip of the Adam’s apple, on the inner border of the sternocleidomastoideus muscle.figure-8

Stimulating this point helps in treating hyperthyroidism and goiter caused by Qi disorders. It is also beneficial for controlling high blood pressure, treating headache, dizziness, coughing, lower back pain, asthma and chest tightness and acute lumbar sprain.”


PC 6

“PC 6 or Pericardium 6 is an extremely important pressure point in acupressure therapy that is used to heal a wide range of health issues, and it is also helpful for treatment of hyperthyroidism. This point is termed the Inner Pass, and it is located 2 cun above the wrist crease, in between the palmaris longus and flexor carpi radialis tendons.figure-9Stimulating this point helps in clearing Qi stagnation and alleviates symptoms of hyperthyroidism like palpitations, stress, and nervousness. It also aids in treating asthma, angina, chest tightness, poor memory, motion sickness, vomiting and carpal tunnel syndrome.”

HT 7

“HT7 or Heart 7 is potent acupressure point for treating thyroid problems which is located on the wrist crease, on the radial side of the tendon flexor carpi ulnaris, in the middle of the ulna and the pisiform bones. This point is known as the Sprit Gate and it helps in addressing numerous symptoms of hyperthyroidism like anxiety, palpitations, panic, pounding heart and excessive sweating by tonifying the deficiencies of the blood, Yin, and Yang.figure-10It also helps in treating insomnia, muddled thinking, insomnia, nausea, fear, angina, irregular heartbeat and emotional and psychological issues.”

LI 4

“LI 4 or Large Intestine 4 is most famous acupressure point that is extensively used to treat various health issues and chronic pain. It is also beneficial for the treatment of hyperthyroidism. This point is termed the Union Valley and it is situated in the fleshy webbing present between the thumb and index finger.figure-11Stimulating this point on both hands promotes circulation of Qi and blood in the body to clear stagnation and control the functions of the thyroid gland. It is also used to boost immunity, treat TMJ problems, excessive sweating, acne, eye problems, headache, allergies, and fever.”

ST 40

“Last but not the least is the acupressure point ST 30 or Stomach 30 that is also known as the Beautiful Bulge. This point is located on the lower leg, midway between the tibiofemoral joint line and the lateral malleolus, and two finger-widths lateral to the anterior crest of the tibia. Activating this point clears phlegm and dampness, calms the spirit and activates the channel which in turn aids to improve the functions of the thyroid gland.figure-12It also helps to treat headaches, dizziness, vertigo, mania, asthma, cough, chest oppression, sore throat, pain in lower legs.” [5]


Ortho Molecular (6.8/10)

1. “Just say no to the dietary bungee cord. Greatly reduce or eliminate caffeine and sugar, including refined carbohydrates like flour, which the body treats like sugar. Make grain-based carbohydrates lesser of a focus, eating non-starchy vegetables to your heart’s content.”

2. “Up the protein. Protein transports thyroid hormone to all your tissues and enjoying it at each meal can help normalize thyroid function. Proteins include nuts and nut butters; quinoa; hormone- and antibiotic-free animal products (organic, grass-fed meats, eggs, and sustainably-farmed fish); and legumes.”

“Note: I’m not a fan of soy and soy products: tofu, soy milk, fake meats, energy bars, etc. Even when organic and non-GMO, soy can impede cell receptors and disrupt the feedback loop throughout your entire endocrine (hormonal) system.”

3. “Get fat. Fat is your friend and cholesterol is the precursor to hormonal pathways; if you’re getting insufficient fat and cholesterol, you could be exacerbating hormonal imbalance, which includes thyroid hormones. Natural, healthful fats include olive oil; ghee; avocados; flax seeds; fish; nuts and nut butters; hormone- and antibiotic-free full fat cheese, yogurt, and cottage cheese (yes, full fat, not skim); and coconut milk products.”

4. “Nutrient-up. While nutritional deficiencies may not be the cause of hypothyroidism, not having enough of these micronutrients and minerals can aggravate symptoms: vitamin D, iron, omega-3 fatty acids, selenium, zinc, copper, vitamin A, the B vitamins, and iodine.”

A few highlights:

-“It’s commonly believed that hypothyroidism is due to insufficient iodine, but this isn’t true. Dr. Kharrazian states that if you have Hashimoto’s, taking supplemental iodine is like throwing gasoline on a fire, so eschew iodine supplements and iodized salt. Primary sources of iodine: sea vegetables and seafood. Secondary sources: eggs, asparagus, lima beans, mushrooms, spinach, sesame seeds, summer squash, Swiss chard, and garlic.”

-“Optimal vitamin D levels are between 50-80 ng/mL; anything below 32 contributes to hormone pathway disruption.”

-“Omega-3s, found in fish, grassfed animal products, flaxseeds, and walnuts, are the building blocks for hormones that control immune function and cell growth, are critical to thyroid function, and improve the ability to respond to thyroid hormones.”

5. “Go 100% gluten-free. The molecular composition of thyroid tissue is almost identical to that of gluten. So for those with Hashimoto’s, it’s a case of mistaken identity. Eating gluten can increase the autoimmune attack on your thyroid.”

6. “Be mindful of goitrogens, which are foods that can interfere with thyroid function. Goitrogens include broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, kohlrabi, rutabaga, turnips, millet, spinach, strawberries, peaches, watercress, peanuts, radishes, and soybeans. Does it mean that you can never eat these foods? No, because cooking inactivates goitrogenic compounds and eating radishes and watercress in moderation isn’t going to be a deal-breaker.”

7. “Go for the glutathione. Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant that strengthens the immune system and is one of the pillars of fighting Hashimoto’s. It can boost your body’s ability to modulate and regulate the immune system, dampen autoimmune flare-ups, and protect and heal thyroid tissue.”

“While few foods contain glutathione, there are foods that help the body produce glutathione: asparagus, broccoli, peaches, avocado, spinach, garlic, squash, grapefruit, and raw eggs. A plant substance found in broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage, (those goitrogens), helps replenish glutathione stores.”

8.” Address underlying food sensitivities. Just like the body’s attack on the thyroid in the presence of Hashimoto’s, the body will also see offending or inflammatory foods as an invader and will up the ante on the autoimmune response.”

9.”Do a gut check. A whopping 20 percent of thyroid function depends on a sufficient supply of healthy gut bacteria, so it’s best to supplement with probiotics (friendly intestinal bacteria).”

10.”Address silent inflammation with whole foods nutrition. Systemic inflammation and autoimmunity often go hand-in-hand.”

11.”Address adrenal fatigue. There is an intimate connection between your thyroid and adrenal glands and it’s uncommon to have hypothyroidism without some level of adrenal fatigue. The thyroid and adrenals are like Frick and Frack – so tightly in cahoots that it’s not effective to address one without the other.”  [6]


Traditional (5.6/10)

coconut oil:

“Coconut oil contains fatty acids that

enhances thyroid working. Additionally, it encourages metabolism as well as

enhance energy level systems.

Mix 2 tablespoons of coconut oil to warm milk and expend it in the

morning alongside your breakfast consistently. Also you can multiply 1-2

teaspoon real coconut oil for your smoothies & veg or fruit salad.”


“Ginger is an excellent way to obtain

Zinc, magnesium and potassium, and its compelling anti-inflammatory properties

Can help enhance thyroid working.”

Apple cider vinegar

“helps detoxification, restores acid alkaline balance, encourages weight

reduction, and aides direct hormones and enhance their vitality digestion

system. Apple cider vinegar is additionally helpful for other well-being issues

like hypertension, diabetes, and cholesterol problem.

Include two tablespoons of apple juice vinegar to a glass of warm water.

Blend with little amount of honey. Consume this kind of solution day-to-day



 Cleanse your system

“There is no other great home solution

for battle thyroid then purifying your system from all the lethal substances

that have accumulated over the long run. The most ideal approach to purge your

system is by drinking plenty of water and fresh fruit juices. Additionally,

verify that you get enough rest and get satisfactory sleep as all these will

guarantee that you have a speedy recuperation from your thyroid issue.”

Black Walnuts

“Black walnuts are a great supply of

minerals including iodine in addition to manganese. These types of minerals

engage in a big function in nourishing this thyroid glands in addition to

enhance their functions. As a result, it really is obligatory that you should

take in a lot more dark walnuts to eliminate your own thyroid.”

 Black and red radishes

“Raphanin, the principle sulphur aspect

in radishes, is usually primarily accountable for maintaining this production

associated with thyroxine in addition to calcitonin (a peptide hormone) in

normal sense of balance.”

 Fish Oils

“Fish oils are considered best for

raising thyroid hormone uptake in addition to keeping balanced healthy thyroid

function. Currently being rich in omega 3 fatty acids, they battle inflammation

in addition to raise immunity. Take fish oil supplements after talking to a

medical expert, particularly if you’re having blood vessels thinners. The

overall dosage is usually around 3grams daily.”

Lyceum Berry

“Lyceum berries or Go-Ji when consumed

could also assist you to eliminate your thyroid. Lyceum berries is called a

good immunomodulator in addition to may be used to sense of balance this

abnormal responses from the body. That one is best home cure pertaining to



“Kelp is brown seaweed which is loaded method to obtain iodine and other essential vitamins and minerals. It is extremely necessary for persons affected by hypothyroidism caused by iodine & mineral deficiency.

Caution: Utilization of kelp is just not advised pertaining to people affected by autoimmune thyroid issues. Thus, you need to seek advice from your physician ahead of using kelp supplements.”


“Watercress with its advanced iodine substance is additionally beneficial for thyroid malfunctioning. Application of watercress paste on the enlarged neck is likewise a successful treatment.” [7]