In Ayur Healthcare we treat thyroid abnormalities. The treatment of thyroid abnormalities fall under certain categories .Apart from iodine deficiency goiter. The first category of hyper and hypothyroidism is without alteration in gland and due to error in feedback mechanism. The second category of hypo and hyperthyroidism are due to aplasia (sinking of the gland) and hyperplasia (enlargement of the gland) or adenomas (gland tumors of thyroid gland). occurrence of thyroid is 7 times more in women.
Treatment for hypothyroidism is taking hormones for deficient States, but this gradually increases in dose, without improvement in gland function. In hypothyroidism medicines control hyperactive gland and surgery and radioactive isotopes are options for adenomas and cancer.
In Ayur Healthcare the Ayurveda treatment for hypothyroidism yields good results in 3 months, capable of withdrawing medicines without relapse of symptoms. The negative feedback is established well. Panchakarma treatments, Dhara, oil massage, Shodhana (purification therapies) are helpful .Each case is unique and has to be handled by expert medical practitioner. In hypethyroidism the tissue imbalance is the cause and the medicines devised are always according to the case, whether it is hypersecretion by normal gland or hypersecretion by adenoma( that is gland tumor). Human body has an inherent capacity to resolve tumors by the effective working of immune system. In hashimoto thyroid disease, autoimmunity is controlled and general immunomodulation strategy forms the basis of thyroid disease treatment.
In Ayur Healthcare, the treatment modalities for thyroid abnormalities fall under specific consideration of the type of thyroid abnormality manifested, but the main emphasis is to reestablish equilibrium for the functioning gland. As far as Panchakarma therapy is concerned, Ayurveda considers human body as a reversely uprooted tree which means the Panchakarma treatments done on the head influence the whole body. In Ayurveda the head ,ears and feet are seats of vata, that is the humour controlling the human body
As we know , although we are considering treatments of thyroid gland abnormality in the holistic view of Ayurvedic therapy.The thyroid gland is controlled by the pituitary gland which is considered as the master gland of endocrine orchestra, which is intern controlled by the regulatory function of hypothalamus having two specific areas of regulatory factor generation,namely anterior adenohypophysis and neurohypophysis. The amount of hormone secreted by a gland is determined by the nervous system.
In Ayur Healthcare the light of this rational treatment philosophy, the treatments done include:-
Nasya:- Installation of medicated drops in nostrils with judiciously selected drugs as per indicated in the treaties.
Takradhara:- special medicated buttermilk prepared in a formula after computing the permutations of the doshas(humorous involved).
Abhyanga :- reflexology massage of the body to stimulate the organs involved in pathology. Shiro lepas medicated paste applied on the head to stabilize the Nervous System .
Thyroid is an oxygenation hormone, our brain is 2% of our body weight but consumes 20% of bodies oxygen. The thyroid abnormality hits the nervous System considerably. thyroid physiology explains if there is not enough carbs or fats in blood thyroxine turns catabolic and if they are present it becomes anabolic.
In this way medicine as per the thyroid disease condition, purifactory panchakarma, diet regimes and practicing daily and seasonal regimes taught to the patient in course of treatment give good results in thyroid disease.