If you knew about a still being researched therapy that could cure your chronic degenerative condition with no side effects likely, would you do it? This is the question you need to ask yourself if you have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.
If you have this form of hypothyroid problem, you know that Hashimoto’s is a condition in which your immune system attacks your thyroid. You would also know that the only known therapy is hormone replacement where you take levothyroxine for the rest of your life. This is pretty harsh, and you still aren’t addressing the root cause of the problem. There is another option.
The “magic pill” that I am referring to is photobiomodulation (PBM). This branch of light therapy works by applying red and near infrared light to the cells where it is absorbed in the mitochondria. The result of this process is an increase in adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and a decrease in inflammation. ATP is the energy your cells use. Of course, we are going to be healthier when we have more energy for healing and repairing and with less inflammation in the body.
This is not new science and has been known of and researched since the late 1960’s. Just google photobiomodulation and any health condition you can think of and see what comes up. You might be surprised.
A few human studies have been done that looked at the effect photobiomodulation has on the thyroid and the most recent was in 2020. It is titled Impact of Photobiomodulation on T3/T4 Ratio and Quality of Life in Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. In this study they applied the near infrared light (850nm) directly to the thyroid twice daily for a total of 3 days. They don’t state the spacing of the treatment. They evaluated the thyroid for function before the testing and at the three-month mark. For all the parameters and measurement units you can look at the article.
The important stuff is the following.
- T3 levels increased significantly (84.7 to 130.4)
- T3/4 ratio increased significantly (0.009 to 0.013)
- Thyroid peroxidase antibody (TPO Ab) decreased (705.9 to 193.8)
- Medication significantly decreased. 28.5% STOPPED taking it. (419.2 to 208.8)
Oh, I forgot to add that because photobiomodulation is a natural form of therapy (think condensed sunlight) it has virtually no side effects. Almost none. In fact, if you take too much it just stops working. This is called the biphasic dose response. Too little light no real positive benefit. Too much and no real positive benefit.
So, at the risk of sounding redundant, if you knew about a still being researched therapy that could cure your chronic degenerative condition with no side effects likely, would you do it?
There are simple hand held units you can purchase such as this that are not overly expensive and should help. No guarantees of course but what have you got to lose?