Management of Hypothyroidism through Ayurveda and Sri Lankan traditional formularies – A case study - Dr. K. Piumi Dananga Chamari Perera
Dr. K. Piumi Dananga Chamari Perera, BAMS, MD-Ayu- Scholar, Colombo, Sri Lanka - working as a lecturer in Department of Cikitsa, Faculty of Indigenous Medicine, Gampaha Wickramarachchi University of Indigenous Medicine, Sri Lanka. I have completed Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery (University of Kelaniya) in 2008 and Master of Science in Kaya Chikitsa (University of Kelaniya) in 2016. Currently I am engaging with my MD studies at Postgraduate Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. I have participated lots of local and international workshops, seminars and conferences. Published abstracts and full papers from 2013 onwards in local and international forums.
Topic: Management of Hypothyroidism through Ayurveda and Sri Lankan traditional formularies – A case study
Abstract: Thyroid gland is an endocrine organ secretes hormones that regulate vital body functions. It produces two main hormones, Triiodothyronine (T3) and Thyroxine (T4). This production is controlled by negative feedback mechanism of Hypothalamus and Pituitary. Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, Thyroditis and abnormal thyroid growth (Galaganda) are main diseases in the thyroid gland. Ayurveda and Sri Lankan traditional texts emphasize thyroid diseases with external and internal treatments. Within this background a 37 years old female patient attended to the OPD at National Ayurveda Teaching Hospital – Sri Lanka complained of fatigue, excessive hair fall with thinning hair, constipation, hoarseness voice and abnormal neck enlargement. Through Ayurveda and biochemical parameters the condition was diagnosed as hypothyroidism. Followed shodhana and kapha vata shaman treatments. After two months of treatments evaluated clinical signs, symptoms and biochemical parameters. It showed significant improvement. Finally concluded that external and internal Ayurveda and traditional treatments effective in the management of hypothyroidism.