[toc]Graves disease is an autoimmune disorder and is the most common ailment caused by an overactive thyroid gland, also known as hyperthyroidism. It is most common among women in the age group of 20 years to 40 years. Traditional remedies include both prescription drugs which act as immune suppressants and removal of the thyroid tissue either by surgery or radioactive iodine therapy.
However, all traditional methods of treating graves disease have serious side effects which can alter a person’s lifestyle or make the patient dependant on medicines for a lifetime. This is why before you opt for such aggressive treatments it will be a good idea to try some natural cure for Graves disease. Different people respond differently to natural treatments, hence it may take some time to find a treatment that suits you.
Natural Cures For Graves Disease
Stress is a well known trigger for Graves disease, hence you should adopt some tried and tested stress busting techniques like meditation, massage etc. and also aim at trying to lead a stress free life.
Bugleweed and Gypsywort are well known for the treatment of Graves disease. Many herbalists have confirmed the efficacy of these herbs in the successful treatment of this disease as they contain a number of active compounds that treat the physical and psychological symptoms of this ailment. Gypsywort has been used in Europe as a traditional folk remedy for this disease. Gypsywort is also used to treat anxiety and stress and is also believed to cure hyperthyroidism. However, you should consult a herbal therapist about the right method and dosage for the consumption of these herbs which are a great natural cure for Graves disease.
Iodine may be necessary for normal people but it can greatly aggravate an overactive thyroid and hence aggravate Graves disease. Hence, you should avoid consuming iodine in any form. This is the reason that some things like iodized salt or some foods that are completely healthy for normal people may be poison for a person suffering from Graves disease. Some diet pills and dietary supplements also have high iodine content, hence you should read the ingredients in any packed food etc. before you eat it.
Homeopathy is a holistic form of medicine that follows the principle ‘like cures like’. This means that substances which cause a disease when taken in large quantities actually cure that very problem when taken in miniscule amounts especially in the homeopathic form and act as a natural cure for Graves disease or any other disease. You will have to consult a homeopathic practitioner in order to take this treatment, because in homeopathy the same disease is treated by different medicines in different people depending on their individual symptoms, body type and psychological build up.
This is a traditional Chinese method of treatment that focuses on the balancing of the Chi or the life energy in the body. Different energy meridians in the body are worked upon in this system of treatment to get rid of the problem from its root cause. This is a holistic method of treatment and will most probably act as a permanent natural cure for Graves disease.