Hashimoto thyroiditis
When the thyroid quietly disappears

“I haven’t noticed anything.” “Only when I became very nervous and irritable did I decide to see a doctor.”

Almost all Hashimoto thyroiditis patients are surprised to find that they have this illness.

The immune system attacks the thyroid gland without those affected noticing anything. The thyroid is chronically inflamed. More and more of the hormone-creating cells that govern the activity of the entire metabolism quietly disappear. As a counterreaction, the thyroid may at first create too many hormones. Those people who are affected by this condition tend to sweat and feel restless and sleepless.

Only in later stages of the disease do signs of an underfunctioning thyroid become noticeable. Weight gain, constipation, dullness and increased need for sleep mark the end stages of the destruction of the thyroid gland.

What is the Vedic medicine point of view on Hashimoto thyroiditis?

Hashimoto thyroiditis from an Ayurvedic point of view

According to the Maharishi Ayurveda approach, Hashimoto thyroiditis starts with the loss of natural balance.

Metabolic residues develop continuously due to improper lifestyle. In the case of the Hashimoto condition, toxins (in Ayurveda called “ama”) accumulate especially in the thyroid. Each patient knows that stress as well as an unstable nervous system can serve as a trigger, worsening the disease.

In Ayurveda every patient is different and so each person’s Hashimoto thyroiditis complaint varies. The Ayurvedic approach at our Centre is holistic.

What can Ayurveda do for you?

In Vedic medicine, hashimoto thyroiditis is addressed by combining various treatments into a multi-faceted approach adapted to your individual situation, as determined in a comprehensive diagnosis by one of our physicians.

An integrated approach

Increasingly, patients are finding that conventional therapies alone are not enough.

They recognize that healing must take place on all levels. In the case of Hashimoto thyroiditis, for example, an emphasis on elimination of toxins as well as balancing of the nervous system can be recommended. It is important to bring all natural regulatory principles back into harmony. Nutritional recommendations and helpful exercises, as well as specific herbal mixtures for the thyroid and the immune system tailored according to your needs, support a health-conscious lifestyle. In this way, your natural self-healing abilities can lessen the destruction of thyroid tissues.