The complications of the thyroid gland can lead to an insufficient circulation of the thyroid hormone thus causing Hypothyroidism. The causing of the condition manifests as a decrease in the body metabolism along with the degradation of mental and physical performance.
The symptoms include a sensitivity to cold, skin dryness, anginal pain, anemia, constipation, anorexia and at times as disordered menstrual function.
Hypothyroidism is majorly caused from the deficiency of Iodine. In some cases, it can also be caused by pituitary or hypothalamic conditions.
Ayurvedic medicines for Thyroid and various Treatments
Nasya Karma as it is generally called, involves the injection of medicated oils and powders through your nasal passage.
The treatment is part of the five-pronged Panchakarma treatment and is an Ayurvedic therapy used to build immunity, detox and restore balance of the body. A special vessel is used to pour medicated oil inside your nostrils, tilting your head at an angle.
Dough Basti treatment
Dough Basti is a container that holds warm herbal oil over the thyroid or adrenal glands. Depending on your body nature and the specific problem with the thyroid gland, various oils and herbs are prescribed by the specialist.
Points occur on your feet that directly relate with the throat chakra or called the Vishuddhi chakra. Massage these points for about 2.5 minutes to mitigate thyroid dysfunction. They are located at the inner edge of the ball of the feet. Do note that a semi-circular movement should be used for massaging.
Dhara and Shirodhara
Dhara is the treatment where a stream of medicated oils is poured on the affected area using a Dhara pot. In the case of Hypothyroidism, this is used for thhe treatment of the Vishuddhi chakra or throat chakra.
Whereas in Shirodhara, a warm liquid is poured as a thin stream on the forehead continuously. This helps in restoring the proper functioning of mainly the psychological processes and the immune system along with the nervous system of the body.
Foods to avoid
Ayurveda sees Hypothyroididsm as caused by an imbalance of Kapha (water) and Meda (fat). Thus if you have hypothyroidism, you need to limit the quantities of the following: Sweet potatoes, broccoli, lima beans, maize, cauliflower, soy, cabbage.
Along with this you need to strictly avoid foods such as added sugars, enriched milk, hydrogenated vegetable oil, red meat, caffeine and iodine rich foods etc.
Home remedies for thyroid
Be it whatever type of thyroid that you are affected with, here are some easily available kitchen ingredients and Ayurvedic herbals that can treat thyroid imbalance-
Minerals- minerals such as manganese, calcium, zinc and copper should be increased. They can makes sure that the metabolic reactions in the body take place properly.
Keep stress at bay- Too much stress will put you at an even higher risk of thyroid increases. Hence do regular yoga, walk and exercises and other involvements to keep your mind off stress.
Say No to high-calorie foods
Include Agnus Castus in your diet, a herb known to enhance the pituitary gland and thus supporting the health of your thyroid.
Manage your system clean- Make it a habit to drink lots of fresh water and juices. They help eject toxins from the body that got accumulated over time.
Iodine- Iclude foods rich in iodine such as strawberries, garlic, cabbage, tomatoes, oats, onion etc.