At our center we use complementary and naturopathic medicines to treat hypothyroidism. Synthetic thyroid hormones like Synthroid can help the symptoms of hypothyroidism, but do not help restore normal function to the thyroid gland. In fact, they can cause the thyroid gland “to go to sleep”. We at the Lexington Natural Health Center work to try to get your thyroid functioning normally again, so you don’t have to depend on a medication. We do so by correcting any imbalances in your immune system which might be attacking your thyroid gland and by giving you the raw materials that your thyroid needs to make it’s hormones.