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Principles and Practice of Thyroid Disorders in Ayurveda

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Item Code: NAN159
Author: Dr. D. V. Gupta
Language: English
Edition: 2017
Pages: 322
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details 8.5 inch x 5.5 inch
Weight 430 gm
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Book Description

This short book of information on the management of thyroid disorders is my personal collection of scientific research studies which I gathered during my fifty years of medical practice ..

The applied innovative theory and practice may prove to be the first foundation stone in the management of thyroid disorders. This is an innovative therapeutic module for treating hypo or hyperthyroidism. This may also provide the best possible guidelines to balance the abnormal metabolism which gets disturbed due to under or over active state of thyroid gland or due to the low or high digestive fire, or unbalanced doshas (vata,pitta and kafa) and malas (waste- products).

The treatment modalities mentioned in this publication would be an encouraging work for reviewing or recollecting the basic principles of ayurveda for the practitioners or the physicians of any school of medicine. Any qualified medical practitioner can make use of the curative or the preventive measures or the therapeutic procedures in those thyroid patients who sometimes do not respond to their respective treatment modalities.

The treatment modality in ayurveda is based on balancing the vitiated vata, pitta, kafa (called as Tridoshas or dhatus), agni (digestive fire)and the malas (raised values of waste products of protiens, fats and carbohydrates) and disturbed mental attitude. Tridoshases become vitiated due to the disturbance in the digestive fire or the agnis ill their respective dhatu(tissues) i.e ras, rakt, mans, med, asthi, majja and shukra, (there are thirteen types of agnis according to ayurveda). The first agni which controls all the twelve agnis is Jatheragni (digestive fire in stomach).

Saptagnis existing in all the sapt dhatus (seven tissues as per ayurvedic philosophy) and panchagnis present in panchmahabhotas (five non-destroyable elements i.e. Earth (prithive), water Gal), fire (sun), air (vayu) and space (akash) have specific digestive fires (agni). The food we take is Panchbhowtik and is enriched with energy but is lying in dormant state. The energy present in these food items is stimulated by the digestive fire naturally present in the stomach (jathragni), digestive juice containing HCL and other digestive enzymes).

"The innovative treatment modality (based on ayurvedic philosophy) of thyroid disorders is to control and to maintain an optimal ratio of AGNI (digestive fire in sapt dhatus and stomach) and AMA DOSHA/FREE RADICALS/OXIDANTS among DHATUS/TISSUES of the body or it can be explained as how to balance the metabolic rate of the body and to uplift the immune system to keep the body disease free".


Thyroid problems are increasing day by day in all-most every part of India and world over irrespective of insufficiency or deficiency and extra sufficiency of iodine in those particular areas from where the patients hails. As per research data available in modem medicine, the occurrence of these metabolic disorders is definitely due to deficiency of iodine in food or water and due to auto-immune problems, but it could be some thing else also. As per my experience and history of the patients suffering from thyroid disorders could be due to the abnormal life style, eating habits, stressful living conditions, and consumption of fast and junk food etc which disturb the intestinal flora, liver and kidney function. Quite a number of patients have become euthyroid (from hypothyroid state) by bringing some changes in their life style, eating habits, by doing suitable exercises. This practice if followed regularly would definitely improve the status of intestinal flora which has been found disturbed in most of the patients suffering from hypo Or:-hyperthyroidism. Stress is also one of the causative factors for inducing metabolic disorders. The best holistic approach which has been practiced in this innovative treatment modality to obtain a healthy intestinal flora is to observe fast (missing the cereal diet and to switch on fruits at least once a week) either fully or partially or curbing 20% routine diet.

Panchkarma is the ancient treatment philosophy of Ayurveda and is the best methodology for detoxification of body and mind. It not only improves the metabolic disorder but also brings the ojha- (the final essence of what we eat) or the glory and smartness of life to its optimum level.

How far we are justified to start hormone replacement therapy to each and every patient without knowing his history of the origin of hypothyroid state and simply prescribing thyroxin on the basis his high level of TSH and low levels of free T3 and free T4. In in opinion it would be advisable to treat the causative factors first a then assess the intensity and chronity of hypothyroidism. It has also been observed that a large number of population living in endemic areas or in iodine deficient areas are consuming iodinated salt are still suffering from hypothyroidism with goiter.

Triggering is required to initiate any reaction. The same principle has been taken as a pivot in the management of thyroid disorders which has been mentioned in this book. Balancing doshas, dhatus, malas, agnis, mental activities like depressive and aggressive attitude is the treatment modality of ayurveda for all the diseases. The same has been innovated in this book to normalize the basic metabolic rate of the body which otherwise become the main factor for inducing hypo or hyperthyroidism in an individual

The initial chapter deals with general information’s on many aspects of metabolism, ayurvedic philosophy, treatment modalities and have been narrated under different headings. It contains the theory of the causative factors related to thyroid disorders, auto immunity, treatment modality and synthesis of thyroxin, comparative study, diagnostics and treatment modalities of thyroid disorders with modem and ayurvedic philosophy.

The second part deals with the history and origin ayurve Some description of vata, pitta, kafa, agni and some information. about ayurveda.

Third and subsequent chapters deal with a comparative classification of thyroid disorder, the management of hypothyroidism hyperthyroidism, thyroiditis and different types of goitres, case reporting and summary. Each problem has been extensive explained with detailed scientific solutions.

Every possible care has been taken to provide a specific treatment modality and effective ayurvedic preparations. The data of safety and efficacy of post treatment results have been confirmed with the help of modem laboratory investigative procedures. No untoward effect on kidney or liver functions and G.I. tract has been noticed during and even after three to four years after stopping the new treatment modality. This is my belief that hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism can be tackled with this innovative treatment modality but need a constant follow up of the patients to introduce this innovation to be accepted universally.


Introduction 1
Chapter 1
Scientifically Inventive View on Thyroid Disorders5
Can be explained as follows
Writer's View 14
Principles ofInnovative Treatment Modality of Hypo or Hyper Thyroidism 18
History of Modem lnvetigative Procedurs on Thyroid Disorders 16
General Information to the Readers about Atomic Energy20
Vitiated Doshas are Alike Radio Active Isotopes 20
A Glimpes About Nuclear Medicine 21
A Matter of Concern and a Scientific 22
An Ayurvedic View of Pathology of Diseases23
An Innovative View 23
Innovative Law of Metabolism 25
Modem View of Treatment Modalities of Hypo or Hyper Thyroidism 25
Adverse Effect of Thyroxin 25
Innovative view for Balancing the Abnormal Metabolism27
Inference of Innovative Treatment of Module for Hypo or Hyperthyroidism 27
Basic innovative theory for improving thyroid disorders 29
Factors influencing the metabolism 37
Example of stress relationship in the management of hypo/hyperthyroidism 39
Auto- Immune Reaction 40
Ayurvedic Philosophy for Mental Health 42
Focus on Certain Facts 43
General Information to the Readers 45
Oral Hygiene 46
Validity of Ayurvedic Preparations 49
Documentary Proof 49
. Subclinical Hypothyroidism 50
Discussion 51
Kanchnar Guggul 51
Basic Principles of'Innovative Treatment Modality in Hypo or Hyperthyroidism 52
Importance of Fasting 54
Question Arises Why ? 59
Observations During Treatment of Thyroid Disorders by Advising Preventive Methods 60
Anti thyroid Drugs 66
Suggestions 66
An authentic Proof of Triphla (three fruit) 67
Documentary Proof ofTriphla (guggul) 68
Scientific Back Ground of the Therapeutic Value Harar 70
Focus on use of Triphla Guggul in Hypo or Hyperthyroidism. 71
Chapter II
Ayurveda 72
What is Ayurveda and What does it Mean 75
Certain Facts & Scientific Observations 74
Water 77
Animal Products (milk and butter) Relationship with Sleep 78
Effect of Food on Systemic Organs 79
Role of Liver, UI. Tract, Kidney and Salivary and Thyroid Gland. 81
Synthesis and Secretion of Thyroxin 82
Source ofIodine 82
Re-absorption of Iodine 82
Prevelance of Go iter 82
Essence of Innovation 83
How to Make the Immune System Healthy 85
Inter-relationship Among Hypothalamus, 86
Pituitary and Thyroid Gland
Intestinal Flora 67
Gokshuradi GugguJ 89
Liver Preparations 90
Question 94
Probable answer 94
Why Should We Need to Explore New Treatment Modality 95
For Hypo or Hyperthyroidism
Golden Rule 98
Basic Principles in Ayurveda as Compared with Modern Medicine 99
Causative Factors of Primary Thyroid Disorders 99
Treatment Modality of Hypothyroidism in Modern Medicine 100
Treatment Modality of Primary Hypo Thyroidism in Ayurveda 100
What is Immunity? 101
What are Vata, Pitta and Kafa. 103
Importance ofAgni (Digestive Fire) in Ayurveda. 106
Innovative or Proposed view for the Management of 108
Hypothyroidism or Hyperthyroidism from New Treatment Modality.
Perception of Innovative Treatment Modality. 110
Ayurvedic Preparations to Boosting the Immune System. 110
Diagramatic Presentation of the Whole Gastro-intestinal Tract. 112
Hashimoto's Thyroiditis 117
Conclusion 118
Ayurvedic Philosophical View 118
Modification of Life Style 118
Effect of Seasonal Changes on Metabolism 119
Exercise and Meditation 121
Structures Related to Synthesis and Regulation of Thyroxin. 123
Thyroid Gland 123
Function of Thyroxin 124
Diseases of the Thyroid Gland 125
Hypothyroidism!MandagnilLow Digestive Fire 126
Symptoms of Hypothyroidism at Different Stages of Life 131
Symptoms in Infants and Childhood 131
Symptoms in Adult and Old Age 131
Quick Diagnosis 132
Nidan Panchak 132
Preventive Measures 133
Causes of Primary Hypothyroidism 133
Hypothyroidism with Different Nomenclatures 134
Important Information to the Readers 134
Observation and Results 136
Treatment Protocol of Thyroid Disorders 137
Treatment of Hypothyroidism in Modem Medicine and Assessment Criteria138
Treatment of Primary Hypothyroidism by Ayurvedic Preparations 139
Hypothyroidism with Goiter 139
Pharmacological Action of Individual Herb 142
Importance and Appropriate use of Kanchnar Guggul148
Low Grade Hypothyroidism 149
Suggestive Treatment Through Ayurveda of Low Grade Hypothyroidism 149
Post Partum Hypothyroidism 150
Ayurvedic Contribution 150
Treatment of Post Partum Hypothyroidism in Ayurveda151
Sub Clinical Hypothyroidism 151
Myxoedema 152
Symptoms of my Xoedema152
Hashirnoto's Thyroiditis 153
Post Treated Patients of Hypothyroidism with Thyroxin154
Goiters 155
Hyperthyroidism 156
Thyrotoxicosis 163
Grave's Disease 164
Thyroid Crisis 164
Thyroid Malignancies 164
Sub Acute Viral Thyroiditis 165
Why should we need to Explore new166
Treatment Modality of Hypothyroidism
Ayurvedic Philosophy 168
What is Ayurveda 170
Definition of Health in Ayurveda170
Effect of Vayu 173
Effect of Excessive Kafa174
Effect of Excessive Pitta174
Effect of Kala On Metabolism 175
The Tridoshas 175
Observations 176
The Effect of Metabolism at Different Stages of Life 177
Role of Agni on Metabolism of the Body 177
Interpretation of Agnis 182
To Sum up the Thirteen Agnis are as Follows 183
Functions of Seven Dhatu Agnis 183
Jather Agni/Hypothalamus 184
Methods for Improving the Main Agni Le Jatheragni 184
Functions of Bhootagnis 185
Classification of agnis According to their intensities 186
(Galgand) Goiter 187
Formation ofVata, Pitta and Kafa 189
Seats-of Vata, Pitta and Kafa in the Body 189
Causes of Do os hit Doshas a Comparision with a Radio-active Atom/Isotope190
Importance of Nature 190
Importance of Tridoshas 191
Effect of Doshas and Agnis on Metabolism 192
Role of Dietary restrictions 192
Philosophy of Ayurvedic Treatment 193
Observations 193
Relationship Among Trio 194
General Probable Measures to Balance the Metabolism 194
Effect of AMA on General Metabolism 195
Importance ofAgnilDigestive Fire 196
Metabolic disorders in General and its Prevalence in the Worid 197
Validity of Ayurvedic Products in General and Specially in Hypothyroidism198
General Difference in the Treatment Modality of Thyroid Disorders in Allopathy and Ayurvedic System of Medicine 200
Effect of Thyroxin on Metabolism 202
Effect of Excessive Iodine in Circulation 202
Effect of Late Night Dinner on Metabolism 202
Definition of Metabolisml Ayurvedic Philosophy 203
Lacune and Facts in Adoption of Ayurveda in Modem World 204
Comparative Explanation of Thyroxinl Agni 206
Opinion Suggestion and Observation 208
Observations of the Patients on Thyroxin and Put on Ayurvedic Medicine 209
Restricted Food Items 210
Ayurvedic ways of Diagnosis of Diseases 211
Basic Theory of Ayurvedic Treatment 212
Probable Mode of Action of These Seven Drugs 214
Effect of Vitiated Vata on Metabolism 215
Multiple Causes of Disturbed Intestinal Flora 219
Role of Preventive Measures 220
Role of Three Systemic Organs in Thyroid Disorders 221
Liver 222
Kidneys 222
Intestines 222
Pathya-Apathya 224
Some Clue about Modem Endocrinology in Ayurveda 224
Comparision of Kafa Vyadhi and Hypothyroid Symptoms 225
An Innovative Approach Based on Ayurvedic Philosophy 226
Interpretation of Food Metabolism and Absorption of Nutrients 227
How Does the Gastro-intestinal Tract Effect the Functioning of Thyroid Gland and Other Systemic Organs 228
Mridu/Soft or Hard KoshthlDisturbed Gasro-intestinal Tract 229
Pancreas 229
Gastro-Intestinal Tract 229
Role of Mental Stress on Thyroid Gland 231
Adjuverit Therapy 232
Mood Elevation 235
Metabolic Syndrome 236
Resource of Treatment Modality and the Approximate Terminology of Thyroid Disoders in Ayurveda 237
Treatment Modality of Hypothyroidism in Ayurvedic Medicine 238
Other Factors in the Treatment Along with Ayurvedic Drugs 240
Holisitic Approach to Prevent Stress 241
Diagnostic Procedures in Ayurveda 242
Preventive Measures 244
Pharmacological Aspect and Importance ofHarar 245
Myxoedema 256
Hyperthyroidism/ Atya-Agni 257
Thyroiditis 261
Thyroid Crisis 263
Goiter 263
Maligancy 265
Important Tips 271
Observation 273
Conclusion 274
Case Reporting 275
Glossary of Terminology 277
Glossary of Ayurvedic Products used in Thyroid Disorders 282
Glossary of Modem Medicine 282
Important Investigations for Thyroid Disorders 283
Special Investigation 284
Index 285
Patients Case History Record 291
About the book 295
About the Author 297
Authors Comments 300
Just for information 302

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