Treating Facial Tics and Tourette’s Syndrome With Alternative Medicine
Tics can result from nutritional deficiencies, genetic disorders, Tourette’s syndrome, immune system dysfunction, allergies, or stress. Stress and anxiety can increase the frequency of facial tics. Emotional trauma can cause tics, which can resolve when the emotional disorder is treated. Tics due to emotional trauma or stress may improve or disappear with Hypnotherapy, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Energetic Therapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Yoga, Tai Chi, Music Therapy, Homeopathy, Interactive Metronome, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, HEMI Sync , acupuncture, massage and scalp acupuncture. Secondary mood disorders can worsen the severity of tics.
The treatment and healing of facial features or Tourette’s syndrome with common amino acids is the basis of orthomolecular medicine. Large doses of naturally occurring proteins called amino acids can repair the imbalance in the brain and make it malfunction. These amino acids are affordable and used in therapeutic doses that are much greater than the amounts typically found in foods. The concept of orthomolecular medicine is based on the use of very high doses of vitamins, minerals, amino acids or botanical extracts for cellular repair and improvement of normal brain and motor activities.
Lithium mineral salts may help this patient if they have Tourette’s Syndrome, but it would not help with most other types of facial tics. Botanicals that treat tics and may reduce tics and spasms include Kava, Skullcap, Valerian, St. John’s Wort, Peppermint, Black Cohosh, Dragon Bone, Prunella, Rosehip, Go Teng, Tian Men Dong, Bai Shao, Yin Chen Hao. Orthomolecular medicine uses magnesium, zinc, calcium, B vitamins and chromium along with the botanicals to support recovery.
Orthomolecular medicine uses large therapeutic doses of carnitine, tryptophan, taurine, GABA and 5-HTP. Theanine, GABA, and 5-HTP can work well for stress-related tics. These amino acids need long-term use for Tourette’s syndrome, and worst-case scenarios, you should consider IV therapy for at least nine months.
This patient may have severe allergies and benefit from the elimination of genetically modified foods. Diet should be modified to exclude unsaturated fats, caffeine, nicotine, artificial sweeteners, food additives, food coloring, alcohol and high-fat meats. Try eating free-range chickens, organic meat, organic or locally produced eggs, and limit red meat to twice a week. You should always have a relatively high-protein breakfast. This may include whey protein, almond milk, or soy protein. Walnuts, yogurt, almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and pecans are great ideas for snacking. Keep in mind that corn is often a genetically modified food. Popcorn can be a good snack if you’re sure it’s non-GMO. Organic or locally grown vegetables and fruits are the best health options. Avoid foods that are commonly contaminated with pesticides or heavy metals. Plant fruit trees in your garden for more fresh fruit.
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