Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy

Corresponding Author

Suraia Parveen


Colloid goitre, Homoeopathy, Individualisation, LM potency, Natrum muriaticum

Article Type

Case Report


Introduction: Colloid goitre is a common, benign lesion in the thyroid gland, involving a diffuse or nodular pattern. It is a clinical entity characterised by subsequent growth, structural or functional transformation of one or more areas within the normal thyroid tissue. A thyroid nodule can grow to be visible, which becomes a cosmetic concern for the patient.

Case Summary: A 32-year-old female presented with the complaint of swelling on the right side of her neck for the past 1½ years. The case was diagnosed by ultrasonography as a right-sided colloid nodular goitre with internal cystic degeneration. She was advised by a surgeon for a right hemithyroidectomy. To avoid the surgery, she sought homoeopathic treatment. Based on the characteristic totality and individualisation, homoeopathic medicine Natrum muriaticum was prescribed in LM potencies, after which the nodular goitre’s size was significantly reduced as observed on examination. The causal attribution between the homoeopathic intervention and the outcome of treatment was assessed by the Modified Naranjo Criteria for Homeopathy score which suggested that the improvement in the patient can be attributed to the homoeopathic treatment provided. This clinical case report shows the positive effect of individualised homoeopathic treatment in colloid nodular goitre.

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Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy

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