When I mention that I use essential oils instead of thyroid medication, most people are amazed by this and then quickly ask me how I did it. Which oils, where did I apply them, etc. So I thought I would give you some details.
I was on thyroid medication for about 2 years. I was on Levothyroxine, Synthroid (briefly), Bio-Identicals & Armour. None of them worked. With each new medication I felt better – but it only lasted for a few weeks. Then my symptoms would come back and sometimes get worse. Most of the time, my doctors would just tell me to increase my dose. So I did. And for 2 years I continued feeling terrible. I lived in a heavy haze. I disliked being on the medications and tried to stop the meds, but always ended up non-functional. I needed some support for my body, but I knew there had to be another option. This was not how I would spend the next 80 years. So I made some changes.
Last October I stopped my meds cold turkey (not recommended but I was desperate) & started using Peppermint, Lemongrass and a blend called Endoflex. I layered them topically on my thyroid (base of throat area) & adrenals (mid-back) 3x/day. Within a week I felt better and was able to workout again. I kept up this regimen until December & was able to lose some weight and get some energy back. In December, I added Frankincense to the mix, but decreased my usage to 2x/daily. This decrease happened mostly because of lifestyle changes more than by intention. However, I did not have any issues come up with the decrease in frequency. I added Frankincense because although I was feeling better, my thyroid antibodies were still app 6,000 (goal is 40 or under depending on what type of physician you work with). Needless to say, I was on a mission to get those antibodies down!
Fast forward a few months & my antibodies were still very high but I was still feeling better than when on the medications. I decided to alter my routine a bit again. Instead of applying the oils to just my thyroid & adrenals, I started using the reflexology points on my feet. In the morning I would apply the oils to my thyroid & adrenals and in the evenings I would apply the oils to the bottom of my feet, making sure to hit the thyroid & parathyroid points. (For those who do not know – you absorb oils quickly through the bottom of your feet. If applied all over the bottom of the foot, the oil can be detected in every cell of the body within 20 minutes).
I stayed consistent with my usage of the oils for about 7-8 months total. I only had the Frankincense in my routine for about 4 months. At that point I found that I could play with it a little. I used Endoflex almost every day, but I cut back on the other oils. Some days I applied all 4 oils while other days I only used 1 or 2. It really depended on how I was feeling and I followed my intuition.
I have now been using the oils for almost 10 months & I still have no need for thyroid meds. I continue to follow my intuition with the oils and use whichever ones appeal to me the most, depending on the day. Endoflex is still one I use almost every day. I continue to apply them to my feet in the evenings & thyroid in the mornings. I have gotten my antibodies down (though still not perfect, but close!) and my TSH has decreased (yay!) while my T3 to T4 conversion improved (double yay!). My doctor was astounded that my body did this without thyroid medication. I was deemed “one of those rare people.” I don’t think Im rare though. I think I just gave my body a chance to heal itself. I took out the toxic drugs and supported it with a more natural option & now I am well on my way to saying “I used to have Hashimoto’s.” Thank you essential oils!
If you have any questions about my regimen with the oils, feel free to ask! Hopefully this gives some insight as to how you can use the oils for thyroid support.
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