BLOG: GRAVES DISEASE CURED WITH HOMEOPATHY
by Manfred Mueller, MA, DHM, RSHom(NA), CCH
Lori was middle-aged, around 50. She appeared thin, haggard, nervous and so restless, she could not sit still for even a moment. She would fidget constantly. Her arms and legs were twitching and jerking. She would jump up suddenly, pace back and forth and then sit back down again.
“My heart races, my blood pressure is high. I have tried to stay away from blood pressure medication. Instead, I take bugleweed tincture for it. It brings it down some, but not enough. The problem is my thyroid; I have been diagnosed with Graves’ disease (an autoimmune form of hyperthyroidism). At first they had me taking beta blockers for the high blood pressure, but I did not like the drugs. Actually, they did not like me! I got worse headaches from them, and was even more tired. So, I weaned myself off the medication, and now I am taking the bugleweed. I am feeling better but still have a lot of problems. I am depressed and tired. My eyes are irritated. I get headaches every day. I have heart palpitations. I am always too hot. I’m nervous, anxious, even panicky, and I have lost weight as you can see (showing me the waist band of her pants), even though I have a very good appetite. I hope you can help me.” I assured her we’d give it a good try before I gave up on the case.
Grave’s Disease is the most common of thyroid disorders. It is diagnosed eight times more often in women than in men. It is named after Sir Robert Graves of Ireland, who first described the disorder around 1835. In central Europe the condition is known as Basedow Disease, after a German physician who identified the syndrome triad of tachycardia, goiter and exophthalmos. Its symptoms also include cardiac arrhythmia, increased pulse rate, weight loss with increased appetite, intolerance of heat, elevated basal metabolism rate, apprehension, weakness, elevated protein-bound iodine levels, diarrhea, headache, vomiting, eye-lid retraction, and stare. The condition is an auto-immune disorder of the endocrine system caused by antibodies that attack the thyroid and over-stimulate its action.