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Do homeopathic remedies help for low thyroid?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, BUT

You would need an experienced classical homeopath to take your case, to find a suitable remedy for your whole being in this situation.
Hypothyroidism is a serious and chronic condition that can lead to many metabolic, neurologic, emotional, and other changes. You may still need a low dose of natural thyroid hormone, and need to have your labs followed. Thyroid function can normalize, though!

In brief: Yes, BUT

You would need an experienced classical homeopath to take your case, to find a suitable remedy for your whole being in this situation.
Hypothyroidism is a serious and chronic condition that can lead to many metabolic, neurologic, emotional, and other changes. You may still need a low dose of natural thyroid hormone, and need to have your labs followed. Thyroid function can normalize, though!
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: No

Truly homeopathic "medications" are made by repeated dilutions, so that the ingredient is not really in the medication anymore (just the "essence" of it remains).
That means there is no active ingredient left to cause any benefit. However, that also implies that the homeopathic "medicine" should be pretty harmless, unless some other non-homeopathic ingredients were added, such a dose of caffeine.

In brief: No

Truly homeopathic "medications" are made by repeated dilutions, so that the ingredient is not really in the medication anymore (just the "essence" of it remains).
That means there is no active ingredient left to cause any benefit. However, that also implies that the homeopathic "medicine" should be pretty harmless, unless some other non-homeopathic ingredients were added, such a dose of caffeine.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Kwok, thank you for your comments. You're so right about "non-homeopathic ingredients" being a potential problem, if a company added these. However, the rest of your comments seem to express a limited viewpoint: that only material "active ingredients" can have any effect on living organisms. Maybe some of the existing research on highly diluted histamine modulating the activity of basophils might interest you? http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=15105967 This is only one publication -- there are many more about ultra-high dilutions. The world is quite a mystery -- and maybe what we think we know, is not all there is.
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