All Natural Remedies to Drugs, Radio Active Iodine, Surgery for
Hyperthyroidism,Hypothyroidism, Goiter, Thyroma,Thyroiditis
The thyroid is a tiny gland located in the neck that has an enormous impact on the health and well-being of the entire person. The thyroid secretes thyroid hormone, which in turn regulate human growth, maturation and the speed of metabolism. Optimal functioning of the thyroid gland is dependent on several factors: correct function of the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland, an adequate supply of iodine and conversion of thyroxin (T4) to triiodothyronine (T3).
When one of these factors is out of balance, the affected individual will begin to experience either hyperthyroidism (response the presence of excessive amount of thyroid hormone) or hypothyroidism (consequence of a deficient quantity of thyroid hormone).
The western medicine view
Hyperthyroidism is characterized by an overactive thyroid gland and increased circulating levels of thyroid hormone. In general, hyperthyroidism is more common in young adults between the age of 20 and 40, and is found more often in women than in men. Clinically, the patient will exhibit signs and symptoms such as increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, moist skin, perspiration, nervousness, increased appetite, weight loss, insomnia, diarrhea, weakness, thickened skin, bulging eyes and confusion, Enlargement of the thyroid gland and protrusion of the eyes are two diagnostic symptoms that required additional workup to confirm or rule out a diagnosis of hyperthyroidism. Laboratory assessment that plasma levels of TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone), T4 and T3 exceed the normal range confirm the positive diagnosis. Hyperthyroidism should be treated as quickly as possible to avoid unnecessary stimulation to various system of the body.
The two major conventional modalities for treatment of hyperthyroidism are drugs and surgery. Drug treatment focus on preventing the production and release of thyroid hormone. Thionamide-type drugs such as propylthiouracil (PTU) and methimazole (Tapozole), are often prescribed to inhibit the synthesis of thyroid hormone. However, since they do not affect the release or storage of thyroid hormone, there is a marked delay in the onset of their action. Furthermore, the use of propylthiouracil (PTU) and methimazole (Tapazole) are associated with a significant number of side effects, including( but not limited) to agranulocytosis (0.5%), rash, arthralgia, edema (>0.2%), hepatitis, lymph node swelling, and loss of the sense of the taste. Patient intolerance of these adverse reaction is a key reason why these drugs not frequent prescribed.
In addition to inhibiting the synthesis of thyroid hormone in hyperthyroidism, It is sometimes necessary to inhibit the release of thyroxin (T4) and to provide symptomatic relief. For example, patients with hyperthyroidism may experience high fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, profuse perspiration and tachycardia (up to 160 beats/min) due to the excessive level of thyroid hormone in the blood, PTU and Tapazole are ineffective treatment in such acute situation, due to their delayed onset of action. Therefore, Potassium Iodide (Logo's Solution) inhibit the release of thyroxin (T4) via negative feedback mechanism in the endocrine system. Propranolol (Inderal), a beta blocker, provides symptomatic relief by suppressing the symptoms and signs associated with sympathetic over stimulation. Though effective, neither treatment provides long-term relief: Potassium Iodide (Logo's Solution) works for no more than one or two weeks, a and propranolol ( Inderal) merely suppress the symptoms but does not address the cause of the disorder.
Since none of the drugs treatment offer an ideal solution, doctors and patients often opt for more invasive procedures using radioactive iodine or surgery. These procedure works by physically destroying or removing the thyroid gland, thereby reducing its capacity to produce thyroid hormone. Though these two procedures are initially effective, they are not without risks. Radioactive iodine treatments causes massive destruction of thyroid tissue, and the subsequent release of thyroid hormone may trigger a "thyroid storm" Surgery, if not performed properly, may cause hemorrhage and damage to the laryngeal nerve and local tissue. Furthermore, While surgery or administration of radioactive iodine may treat hyperthyroidism, they after lead to long term complications, namely hyperparathyroidism and hypothyroidism. Unfortunately, even if radioactive iodine or surgery treatments are performed with 100% precision, many patients who show normal thyroid levels after treatment will eventually develop hypothyroidism, and subsequently must take thyroid supplements for the rest of their lives.
A Traditional Chinese Medicine View
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, hyperthyroidism is a combination of Qi and Yin deficiencies, Liver fire uprising and phlegm stagnation. Qi and Yin deficiencies are the fundamental causes, while the symptoms and signs show liver fire and phlegm stagnation. Correlated with western medicine, Liver fire corresponds to the continuous excitation caused by excessive thyroid hormone. Qi and Yin deficiency represent the weakness and fatigue of the body from prolong over-stimulation ; and phlegm stagnation is illustrated in the enlargement of the thyroid gland. Treatment, therefore must address both the cause and symptoms simultaneously.
Thyro-H #450 is the formula of choice for treatment of hyperthyroidism. Thyro-H # 450 contains herbs that tonify Qi, nourish Yin, purge liver fire and resolve phlegm stagnation. In this formula, Tortoise shell nourish yin and resolve the hard lumps, Scrophularia and Anemarrhena have three impotent functions: replenishing the vital essence, clearing the heat and resolving hard lump in the body. Fritillaria, Oyster Shell,Scrophularia and Arnemarrhena are herbs described historically as dissolving lumps and hardening. Clinically they produce great results in treating goiter and hyperthyroidism. Gardenia and Prunella clear the heat and purge liver fire. They reduce the "sympathetic excess" signs and symptoms commonly associated with hyperthyroidism, such as increased heart rate, increased blood pressure , tremor, etc. Fritillaria resolve the phlegm and disperse lumps and hardening. Cyathyula stimulate blood circulation and enhances the overall effectiveness of the formula. Polygala calms the spirit with its sedative and tranquilizing effects, and Licorice harmonizes all the herbs of the formula. Siler and Astragalus are included, because their excellent effects in strengthening defensive Qi and stopping perspiration.
Lifestyle, dietary and exercise adjustments are often beneficial toward recovery. Patients are encouraged to: avoid vigorous exercise, hot tubs and saunas; eliminating all stimulants, such as cigarette smoking, second hand smoke , caffeine from tea, coffee or soft drinks; and consume plenty of foods such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, mustard greens, peaches, pears, soybeans, spinach and turnips. These foods help to suppress thyroid hormone production. Patients will also benefit from engaging in relaxing exercise, like walking, Qi Gong or Tai Chi. In addition, short-term consumption of foods rich in iodine will provide temporarily relief of hyperthyroidism due to a negative feedback mechanism. While long term consumption will facilitate production of thyroid hormone. Foods rich in iodine include iodized salt, kelp and sargassum.
The Western Medicine View
Hypothyroidism is characterized by an underactive thyroid gland, and by the lack of thyroid hormone. Hypothyroidism may be caused by many factors, including but not limited to auto-immune disease, lack of dietary iodine, and by the sequelae of hyperthyroid treatment. As mentioned above, the invasive procedure of surgery and administration of radioactive iodine are two treatment options for hyperthyroidism. Unfortunately, even when these are performed with absolute precision, many treated patients will eventually develop hypothyroidism.
Regardless of the cause, patients with hypothyroidism share common signs and symptoms associated with the lack of thyroid hormone, These include fatigue, lack of energy, a dull facial expression, hoarse voice, droopy eyelids, puffy and swollen eyes and face, weight gain, constipation, aversion to cold, dry hair and skin, low body temperature and decreased heart rate and blood pressure. The standard treatment for hypothyroidism is supplementation with exogenous thyroid hormone compounds, such as levothyroxine (synthroid), liothyronine (Cytomel) and Liotrix ( Thyrolar). Though these pharmaceuticals are effective, the titration and stabilization of the medications can be challenging; fluctuation in dosage will lead to hyperthyroid-like or hypothyroid-like conditions. In addition, it has been shown that the use of thyroid supplements is associated with decreased bone density in the hips and spines of pre-and post-menopausal women. This significant side effect often goes unnoticed in the beginning, and when finally diagnosed, is difficult to treat and impossible to reverse.
Traditional Chinese Medicine View
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, hypothyroidism is a condition characterized by Yang deficiency of kidney, spleen and heart. While the fundamental etiology is kidney Yang deficiency, complications may involve Yang deficiency of the spleen and heart. In correlation with western medicine, the lack of thyroid hormone production is directly associated with Kidney Yang deficiency. Thyroid hormone acts as a catalyst that stimulates and increase the metabolism of various systems in the body. As adequate amount of thyroid hormone is required to ensure proper growth, maturation and development. When thyroid hormone become deficient, metabolism will be hindered in various part of the body. Additionally, in Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Kidney energy is the source of Yang energy in the body. When Kidney Yang is abundant, there is adequate warmth in all organs, when kidney yang becomes deficient, it is no longer able to warm up the organs, leading to compromised physiological functions. Treatment, therefore must address Yang deficiency of the organs involved.
Thyro-Lo #455 is the herbal of choice for patients with hypothyroidism
The herbs in this formula function to stimulate the production of thyroid hormone, increase basal metabolism, improve physiological function and enhance energy levels. The synthesis of hormone requires adequate quantities of iodine. Without iodine as raw material, the thyroid gland continually attempts to increase production of thyroid hormone (without success), eventually leading to hypertrophy of the gland. Rich in iodine content, sargassum and laminaria stimulate production of thyroid hormone. In case of hypothyroidism due to lack of dietary iodine, these seaweeds effectively reduce hypertrophy and enlargement of the thyroid gland. In addition to supplying adequate quantities of iodine, it is imperative to take steps to increase basal metabolism and improve physiological function. Basal metabolism may be increased by use of Yang tonic herbs, such as cinnamon bark and prepared aconite. These two of the strongest and most commonly used herbs for fortification of Yang energy of Kidney, Heart and Spleen. Studies have shown that cinnamon bark and prepared aconite have stimulating effects on the body, leading to excitation of the cardiovascular, gastrointestinal and immune systems. In other words, combining these herbs creates excellent synergistic function to tonify Yang and treat the underlining cause of hypothyroidism.
Furthermore, physiological function can be improved with Yin Tonic herbs. Numerous herbs in this formula have shown marked stimulating effects on the endocrine system to increase the production of various endogenous hormones. Examples include cooked rehmmania, cornus, and dioscorea. while alisma, moutan and poria do not have any direct effects on the production of thyroid hormones, they are added to balance the tonic herbs and minimized any unwanted effects. In addition, lycium fruit is used to tonify liver and kidney Yin. Deer antler and testudinis are also excellent herbs to tonify Kidney Yang and Yin and Kidney essence. Both are safe and effective when used in large doses for a long period of time. Lastly, Ginseng has a positive cognitive effects to improve learning and memory, stimulates the pituitary gland to increase the release of various endogenous hormones, balances of the cardiovascular system by restoring homeostasis and enhance the immune system.
Lifestyle and dietary requirement: Patients should be encouraged to avoid fluoride and chlorine (found in toothpaste and tap water). These chemicals may block iodine receptors in the thyroid gland, leading to reduced hormone production and eventually hypothyroidism. Drink only distilled water, minimize intake of foods that suppress the production of thyroid hormone, such as Brussels sprouts, peaches, pears, spinach, turnips, cabbage, broccoli, kale and mustard greens, and consume adequate amounts of foods rich in Vitamin B complex for proper generation and utilization of energy.
Goiter Treatment: Use Tumor Shrinker #325 ,Tumor Off # 125 or Goiter Off # H036 and also apply Purple Gold Balm # 130 to reduce, shrink or Eliminate Goiter.
Case No: 1 -C. S. a 39 years old female has hyperthyroidism and has been diagnosed with Grave's Disease. Subject signs and symptoms reveal goiter, exophthalmia, and insomnia; and object laboratory analysis indicated elevation of thyroid hormone (T4) and decrease TSH. Conventional pharmaceutical and alternative treatments failed to improve her condition. While she sought Chinese medicine as a last measure prior to possible surgical intervention. C.S. was instructed to take Thyro-H # 450, 2 capsules 3 times daily . After a short period of taking Thyro-H # 450 C.S. noticed significant improvement and reported" less sandy feeling in the eyes, improve sleep habits, increased energy levels and decreased anxiety and irritability, Furthermore, there were no side effects form the herbs whatsoever.
Case No:2 -M.H. a 42 yrs old male have hyperthyroid symptoms almost 1 year with painful, gritty "bug-eyes" for the past 8 months also. T3 and T4 levels in blood sample highly exceeding normal range and TSH was 0.00 There was not much change throughout the year since it was first contracted and prescribed the related medication.
From the ophthalmology side, I have been given prednisolone to relieve the pain in my eyes. About a year ago, I was on 24 tablets @ 5mg each twice daily. The pain wasn't easing away but my body was ballooning from regular 75 kg to 90 kg, until I realized it was not giving any good. I was also given Carbimazole, taken 8 tablets @10 mg each for almost a year, but the bug eyes keep on "swelling from right to left" I started experiencing "double vision" due to the restricted movement of the eye ball and also due to the misalignment of the eyeballs attributed to the swollen eye. With the vision like this, I became dizzy easily when reading and driving. Plentiful of artificial tears needed to be used to prevent dryness of the eyes, frequently use of the artificial tears is unbearable.
By the end of April 2003, with my gritty and watery eyes (due to the "pushed eye balls" to the eye lids), I browsed the internet to seek alternative medicines for the worsen eyes. I have taken homeopathic medications 6 months ago when I stopped taking prednisolone; it has lessened the pain but the bug-eye continue to swell. It was about 2 cm mount from the original feature, swollen entire eye-lid and eye brow forming small mount protruding to about 2 cm.
I Started taking Thyro-H # 450 on May 1, 2003. After 4 days taking the pills, the pain and gritty feelings were gone, although not completely. Only slight pain in the left eye in the morning I wake up from sleep. After 2 weeks, the size of the swollen eyes reduced, which the mount on both eye brows flaccid when the tissue inside retreat. The bug-eyes is now reduced to about half the normal size. How I wish it will really go back to normal.
Before I started taking Thyro-H # 450, I examined my blood samples for TFT. I did the blood test again last week ( after 2 week taken Thyro-H # 450) I was surprised that the T3 and T4 for the first time in more than 1 year were back to normal range. But the TSH remains at 0. 00
Case No 3 : Greetings, We used your Thyro-H # 450 and are very pleased with the results. My thyroid was hyper due to conventional treatment of my Hepatitis C. Peg-Intron. I took it for a year (Jan-Dec2002) and it did not work. Now with your product, my thyroid is back to normal. D. Roberts.
Case No.4 : Hello Doctor: I have bought two bottles of Thyro-H # 450 and started taking the capsules from 10/28/04 for 30 days. My TSH has dropped from 88 to 67 in 30 days. Mario U. in Canada
Case No. 5: Dear Dr.Shen: I have been taking Thyro-H # 450 for 10 days. I had immediate improvement in slowing down of heartbeat, feeling of heat in my back, my frozen shoulder(s) are getting better. I am sleeping at night, my throat feels a lot better. Anna-Marie V in U.K.
Case No 6: I have been using the Thyro-H # 450 on my 19 1/2 year old cat who is hyperthyroid. He has been putting weight back on and is doing great. I did not want to put him on Tapazole as we have had other cats in the past who did not do well on Tapazole. I am going to try to help our neighbors' cat which is hyperthyroid also. The Tapazole is not helping her cat. Thank you for an alternative to regular medications and radioactive iodine and surgery. Nancy H. Virginia Beach, VA
Case No 1:
S.F. a 30 years old female has hypothyroidism with low energy, diarrhea, depression, coldness and body temperature as low as 96.0 degrees. After taking Thyro-Lo # 455, S.F. reported an increase in energy, no more diarrhea, no more depression and increase of overall warmth by over 50% (basal metabolism was increased to 97.8 degree) S. F. said she feels stronger, happier and more energetic than she has in years.
Hello, Dr. Shen , I have very good comments about your Thyro-Lo formula # 455. I had subclinical hypothyroidism due to postpartum thyroiditis (PPT). After taking the Thyro-Lo # 455 for three weeks (90 caps bottle), my TSH dropping from 5.3 to 1.0, which is great I am not losing as much hair as I use to. Jennifer W in Oregon
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**Final Thought: Thyro-H # 450 and Thyro-Lo # 455 is truly a healing formula for hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism;the treatment period only take 3-6 months more or less, not life time, no side effects, safe and reliable
All Natural Treatment for Goiter
Chinese medical view of causes and pathology of Goiter
In most case Goiter are triggered by emotional, improper diet and environment but sometimes cause by physiological changes
1. Emotional disturbance : due to long term angry, anxiety or depression causes blocking or stasis of energy channels, liver Qi stasis. Distribution and circulation of body fluid slowing down which will become phlegm. Energy stasis and phlegm accumulated in the front of neck turns into Goiter
2. Blood and energy stasis : poor energy and blood circulation causes lumps and tumor or Goiter
3. Physiological changes: women's menstruation, pregnancy and breast feeding physiological characteristics close related to liver Qi and blood, whenever emotional disturbance or dietary changes will causes energy stasis and phlegm accumulation and liver fire pathology changes, therefore women are easy target for Goiter, furthermore, those patients with Yin deficiency has a great chance of causing liver fire has a bad progress of illness
4. Improper Diet, drinking water lack of iodine, life style and Environment, especially people lived in high mountain area may affect body's digestive system, the body can not handle and distribute excess fluid which forms phlegm, affect blood and energy circulation, the blood and phlegm combined each other and accumulate in the front of neck becomes Goiter.
Classification of Goiter: There are two kind of Goiter Classification
A. Goiter can be classified into 5 categories : Stone Goiter, Earth Goiter, Labor Goiter, Emotion Goiter and Qi Goiter. Stone Goiter and Earth Goiter is due to diet and drinking water or hash enviroment
while Labor Goiter, Emotion and Qi Goiter is due to emotional disturbance such as anxiety, nervousness or depression.
B . 1. Stone Goiter: immovable, hard lump; 2. Flesh Goiter: The color of the goiter and skin are the same; 3. Vessel Goiter: visible blood vessels, 4. Blood Goiter: visible red blood vessels; 5. Qi Goiter: goiter on and off due to emotion high and low.
Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine Treatment of Goiter
Goiter-PQ # 900 Caps
Pathology: Qi stasis and phlegm blocking
Symptoms: Goiter lump located in the front of neck, painless, soft texture, tension feeling in the neck, tightness in the chest, always sigh a sigh or chest pain, with white coating in the tongue and pulses tightness
Ingredients: Saussurea and Citrus Reticulata, Laminaria, Sargassum,Os Sepiae,Concha Cyclinae, Bupleurum, Cyperus, Platycodon, Artium, and Belamcanda $35.00/90 caps
Goiter-PB # 903 Caps
Pathology: Blood Stasis and Phlegm Blocking
Symptoms: Goiter appeared in the front of neck, hard feeling or becomes nodule, chest fullness or tightness, indigestion, thin or thick white coating on the tongue
Ingredients: Laminaria, Sargassum, Kun Bu, Citrus Reticulata, Citrus Reticulata Immaturus; pericap, Pinellia, Forsythia, Angelica Sinesis, Ligusticum Chunxiong,Sarganium, Curcuma, Salvia Mitiorrhiza, Prunella vulgaris, Cortex Moutan. $35.00/90 caps
Goiter-LF #905 Caps
Pathology: Intensive Liver Fire
Symptoms: Goiter in the front of neck light or moderate swelling, generally soft, shining smooth, nervousness, easy sweating, irritable and easy angry, bulging eyes, finger tremor, red face, bitter mouth, red tongue body, slight yellow tongue moss, tight and fast pulse.
Ingredients: Bupleurum, Paonia lactiflora; radix, Poria Coco, Angelica Sinesis, Ligusticum Chunxiong, Glycyrrhizae Radix, Gardenia, Cortex Moutan, Sargassum, Prunella, Gentiana spp, Radix, Gambir, Concha Ostreae, Gypsum, Anemarrhena. $35.00/90 caps
Goiter-LH # 907 Caps
Pathology: phlegm accumulated in the front of neck causes swelling of thyroid gland; due to the internal heat harms the heart Yin. Deficiency of heart Yin causes palpatation, nervousness and insomnia. Deficiency of Liver Yin causes fatigue. Eyes is the opening of liver, lack of nutrition causes vertigo, dizziness, Internal wind movement causes tremor of fingers and tongue body. Red tongue and weak and fast pulse.
Symptoms: Goiter sometimes bigger , sometimes smaller, soft texture, slow growth, palpitation, nervousness, insomnia, easy sweating, finger tremor, dry eyes, blurry eyes, tiredness, fatigue, tremor tongue body, weak and fast, tight pulse.
Ingredients: Rehmannia glutinosa; Radix, Scrophulariae Radix,Ophiopogon Radix, Asparagus Radix, Ginseng, Poria coco, Schisandra Fructus, Angelica Sinesis, Salvia mitiorriza; Radix, Biotae Semen, Polygala spp, Radix, Lycium Fructus, Melia toosendan, Fructus, Gambir, Paonia latiflora, Radix, Cuscuta Semen,Taxilli Ramulus, Cyathulae Radix. $ 35.00/90 Caps
Goiter Shrinker # 936 Caps
Indications: for thyroma or thyroiditis, Multi nodules, Thyroid Tumor
Ingredients: Lithospermum, Concha Ostrea, Angelica Sinesis, Paonia latiflora, Radix, Poria cocos, Sargassum, Laminaria, Citrus reticulata, Citrus reticulata immaturus, pericarp. Salvia mitiorrhiza, Radix, Persica, Carthamus. Vaccariae Semen. $35.00/90 ca
Western View of Goiter
(The above group of symptoms are signs of hyperthyroidism -- a condition in which the thyroid is overstimulated. Some people with goiter may also have hyperthyroidism.)
(The above group of symptoms are signs of hypothyroidism -- a condition in which the thyroid is underactive. Some people with goiter may also have hypothyroidism.)
The presence of an enlarged goiter indicates that there is a problem with the thyroid gland, even if the patient does not have any clinical signs of a thyroid problem.
There are various different causes of a goiter:
They are classified in different ways:
Other type of classification:
In general, goiter unassociated with any hormonal abnormalities will not cause any symptoms aside from the presence of anterior neck mass. However, for particularly large masses, compression of the local structures may result in difficulty in breathing or swallowing. In those presenting with these symptoms, malignancy must be considered.
Meanwhile, toxic goiters will present with symptoms of thyrotoxicosis such as palpitations, hyperactivity, weight loss despite increased appetite, and heat intolerance.
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