Hello. I am a 47-year-old male, and I have autoimmune hypothyroidism.
I recently read that something called "low-level laser therapy" or "cold-laser therapy" can be used on a thyroid gland that has been damaged by Hashimoto's. Supposedly, the laser therapy will regenerate the thyroid gland, restore the ability of the thyroid gland to make thyroid hormone, and significantly reduce (or even eliminate entirely) a person's need for Synthroid.
This laser therapy is described in the following article from 2017:
Has anyone on this forum received low-level laser therapy on the thyroid gland?
At the bottom of the above article, there is a section entitled "Laser Therapist Listings". This section lists some websites. These websites are online databases of doctors and medical practices that currently use low-level laser therapy.
I live in Chicago, Illinois. Unfortunately, just about all of the Chicago-area medical practices listed in these databases are chiropractic practices and pain-management practices that probably do not work with the thyroid gland.
Does anyone on this forum know of any doctor who is in Illinois, Wisconsin, or Indiana, and who can use this laser therapy on my thyroid?
Also, I have heard that some people buy these lasers online and proceed to apply this laser therapy onto their own thyroid glands (like a do-it-yourself project). For example, in the comments section of the above article, there is a comment from April 13, 2017, from a commenter named James. In his comment, James says that he used a 650nm laser on his own thyroid, with great results.
Has anyone on this forum tried to use such a laser on his/her own thyroid?
Any information would be appreciated. Thank you.