The goal of homeopathy is to help the body in the self-healing process. The therapy does not focus on a specific diagnosis of thyroid problems, and that includes remedies for thyroid cancer. A homeopathic practitioner is likely to prescribe remedies that are customized to treat all the symptoms of thyroid problems. For this purpose, the homeopathic physician will also take into account the personality of the patient. This means that there may be different remedies for people with the same thyroid condition.
Homeopathy is a system of treatment with small amounts of remedies that, in large amounts in healthy people, produce symptoms similar to those being treated. Preparation of homeopathic remedies sometimes also involves natural substances, which may sometimes be toxic in their original form. Some homeopathic practitioners may even use homeopathically prepared remedies from substances obtained from tumors and carcinogens to treat thyroid cancer.
For those unfamiliar with the practice, this may sound a bit alarming. However, this should not be a cause for concern if the concept is understood in the correct context. Most poisons are natural. It is also true that many conventional drugs are designed from natural as well as synthetic toxins. In the hands of an expert, these poisons become medicines and remedies.
Homeopathy uses natural substances, including poisons, to prepare remedies that are so diluted, there is no molecular presence of the original substance. It is the judicious use of the homeopathic processes of dilution and succussion that converts a poison into a remedy. Some of the most popular homeopathic remedies are prepared from highly toxic plants. For example, nux vomica, a popular and very potent homeopathic remedy for various ailments, is prepared from an Asiatic tree that contains strychnine and brucine.
This is neither to suggest that all homeopathic remedies are prepared from natural poisons, nor that homeopathy has a cure for thyroid cancer. The basic purpose of homeopathy is the same for all diseases – to aid the body to heal itself. There are always some quantities of cancerous cells in the body, and their multiplication is checked in healthy individuals as the immune system functions properly. Symptoms, according to homeopathy, are simply the body’s way of showing that there is something wrong within.
Homeopathic thyroid cancer treatments thus focus on remedies for strengthening the immune system and suggesting methods for eliminating environmental and dietary carcinogens.
Four decades ago, another form of homeopathy was developed that uses measurable quantities of substances to help the body eliminate toxins and carcinogens. Classical homeopathy, however, disowns these substances and the changes. It sticks to the theory of dilution as propounded by its founder, Samuel Hahnemann, in late 18th century.