Thyroid disease comes in various forms, but alternative treatment can help, regardless of what form one has. What’s working for me is a balanced recipe of:
*meditation and yoga
I was diagnosed with mild hypothyroidism several years ago. The prescribed Allopathic medicine (Synthroid) caused more symptoms than the actual disease in my case, so I discontinued it. I kept symptoms under relative control through the spiritual practices of meditation, pranayama and yoga.
A few months ago, I was diagnosed with severe (third stage) Adrenal Fatigue. When the doctor looked at my test results, his eyes grew wide and his jaw dropped. He asked, “How is it possible that you’re walking around and smiling?”
I told him it was due to grace, plus meditation and yoga. However, I still suffered numerous symptoms that impacted my lifestyle drastically. He insisted that, at this severe stage of the disease, I should take a regimen of remedies for at least a year-all of which would have cost hundreds of dollars a month. Some remedies he recommended contained hormones, and with a strong family history of cancer, I opted to avoid all hormonal therapies.
My first step was to change my diet. I quit consuming sugar, caffeine and wheat; reduced dairy; reduced the portions of grains and fruits, and increased my intake of nuts and vegetables. I try to drink more water. These changes have had significant impact as my symptoms are slowly reducing.
In addition, I take an herbal supplement designed specifically for adrenal fatigue (Adrenomend), plus a raw multivitamin and very powerful probiotics (the kind with a coating so they do not dissolve before reaching the intestines). In addition, I take extra B-vitamins, licorice drops a couple of times a day and oxygen drops (Cell Food), which has dissolved oxygen, trace minerals plant-source amino acids and enzymes.
Relaxation and Rest
Another key factor is avoiding stress of any kind–both internal stresses and external stress-factors.
This year, I’m taking more down time and avoiding stressful environments. This tactic is important for people suffering from a later stage of adrenal fatigue because one has to give the adrenals a chance to recover.
It’s optimal to get the blood circulation flowing to help the natural healing force (called Prana, in Sanskrit) to stream, unobstructed, to whatever parts of the bodily system require healing energy. Walking and biking daily have helped me a lot.
The body has an innate ‘healing intelligence’. If we take the time to care for it and listen to it, healing happens more swiftly. It’s a matter of cooperation between mind and body. Intention plays a major role, but taking the right supplements, herbs and alternative therapies (like acupuncture ), and combining them with spiritual practices (like meditation , pranayama and yoga ) and cultivating appropriate dietary habits can both facilitate and accelerate the process.