Ayurveda treatment for Hyporthyroidism and Hyperthyroidism

Did you know that 60% of people with Hypo and Hyperthyroidism do not even know they have the condition?

What is Hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism is the condition in which the thyroid gland does not create sufficient thyroid hormones to address the body’s tissues. The thyroid is underactive.

What is Hyperthyroidism?

 In Hyperthyroidism, the thyroid produces an excess of thyroid hormone.


Major symptoms of Hypothyroidism include fatigue, cold sensitivity, constipation, dry skin, and unexplained weight gain.

 Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism include unexpected weight loss, rapid or irregular heartbeat, sweating and irritability, although the elderly often experiences no symptoms.

Ayurveda view

Hypothyroidism:  It is considered as “Vat – Kapha Pradhan Vyadhi “along with vitiation of Agni. Ayurveda treatment first focus on improvement of digestive fire in the initial stage with Deepan Pachana and removal of toxins from body.

Hyperthyroidism: Ayurveda treats hyperthyroidism as “Vata- Pitta Vyadhi” According to it vitiated Vata and Pitta Dosha, which increased metabolism and causes symptoms of Hyperthyroidism

Ayurveda treatment for Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism

Ayurveda treatments for Hypothyroidism includes Shodhana Chikitsa like Panchakarma- Virechana, Vamana and Basti.

Along with above treatment Rasayana Chikitsa is advised to maintain equilibrium of Dosha and Dhatu and Udhwartanam to reduce weight and Shiro dhara for reliving stress.

Besides treatment, Ayurveda also recommends to take medicines along with lifestyle modification, Yoga, and diet.

Ayurveda treatment for Hyperthyroidism includes Panchakarma Virechana to detox body. Along with this Yoga, Diet, internal medication, and lifestyle modification gives its impact in the treatment of Hyperthyroidism


Ayurveda treatments along with internal medications helps in the management of Hyperthyroidism and Hypothyroidism. In addition of Ayurveda treatment, life style modification and diet are equally important. Yoga, Pranayama and exercises have a very positive impact in its treatment.