Natural Treatment for Tics and Tourette's: A Patient and Family Guide
This welcome guide explains how to treat tics and Tourettes syndrome using natural and alternative therapies, from nutritional therapy, behavioural and counselling therapies, EEG biofeedback, and homeopathy to bodywork, energy medicine, and Chinese medicine.
Author Sheila Rogers discusses categories of tics including spasmodic facial movements, eye blinking, mild sounds, and humming. She persuasively counters the medical establishment's standard claim that such disorders are "mysterious" and based in genetics.
The dramatic spike in cases, she argues, belies this explanation. Natural Treatments for Tics and Tourettes takes a closer look at the environmental factors and underlying physical imbalances that trigger these conditions' symptoms.
In this second edition to Tics and Tourettes: Breakthrough Discoveries in Natural Treatments, Rogers offers a detailed natural treatment plan. No more will patients have to rely on traditional, drug-based treatments that often carry multiple side effects.
In eight sections, the book offers advice from medical experts, the latest reports in medical research, a checklist of common tic triggers, inspirational stories from families who have successfully conquered tics and Tourettes, and practical worksheets for readers to use in their treatment and research. Each of the 23 chapters includes a place for notes and "Takeaway Tips" summarizing key points.
As the parent of a child with Tourettes I have found this book to be absolutely essential reading. It was such a relief to find a book which brings together all the latest research, but also provided me with the knowledge I needed to try and understand my child's tic triggers. It helped us to make lifestyle changes which have significanly improved his condition. This is a book I refer to over and over again and would recommend it without hesitation.
Exactly what I was looking and hoping for.
It's a BIG book. Contributions from parents and consultants and covering the full spectrum of related conditions. Really encouraging and helpful.