Hashimoto’s Disease

Over the years I have treated many cases of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis ( an autoimmune disease that attacks the thyroid gland). I have found that if treated in the initial stage of the disease the patient can avoid use of medication to control symptoms of hyperthyroidism and also avoid the end stage of the disease which usually results in hypothyroidism.

The key to successfully treating this disease as with any chronic disease is to address the cause. As with any disease there is always a genetic predisposition. But with this particular type of thyroid disease there always seems to be an initiating stress that triggers the immune system to begin to attack the thyroid gland. The person who develops thyroiditis finds themselves in a situation in which they experience an ongoing conflict between their heart and their mind. An example would be a woman who is trapped in an abusive relationship. Emotionally she knows that she has to leave but her mind tells her she can not survive financially on her own. So this conflict between the heart and mind is set up and because the thyroid sits right between the two it is affected.

By treating the person with a homeopathic constitutional remedy, especially in the early stage of the disease, they find that they have the strength to resolve the conflict and move on with their life.

Terry Pfau DO, HMD

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