Tourette’s syndrome is a neurological disorder that starts in childhood and is characterized with the child making uncontrolled repetitive movements or sounds that are referred to as tics. These tics may include actions such as jerking the arm, shrugging shoulders, jumping, kicking, blinking eyes, clearing throat, coughing or blurting out offensive words.
These tics usually begin at about age 7 (anywhere from 2 to 12) and are more common in boys than girls. Heightened emotions, excitement or anxiety, can increase tics as opposed to a calm emotional state where the tics subside. Tics are usually diminished during rest and sleep. It is also reported that some with Tourette’s Syndrome may experience other neurological problems such as ADHD, OCD, depression or anxiety disorders. Many experience the symptoms being reduced in their late teenage and early adult years and with the exception of the discouragement that comes from being noticed there are no know detrimental effects to health or longevity from the disorder.
The reason for Tourette’s Syndrome is not yet known. It is a neurological disorder that is believed to be associated with the basal ganglia, frontal lobes or cortex regions of the brain and the neurotransmitters (dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine) that facilitate communication
between nerve cells.
• Topically on the feet and back of neck morning, mid day and late afternoon.
• Carry an inhaler, direct inhalation, terracotta pendant for children.
• Diffuse if surrounding environment allows.
For more relaxed sleep. Frankincense, Lavender have been helpful to many. Apply tropically to feet, topically under the nose, a few drops on the pillow case or diffuser on the night stand all help.
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