After several years, a new set of medical guidelines for treating Tourette’s and chronic tic disorders was released. It fails miserably in meeting the needs of patients. The document, published in the leading medical journal […]
Tics and Tourette Syndrome Overview
The incidence of tics and Tourette syndrome has skyrocketed over the last few decades. Unfortunately, conventional medicine has made little progress in new treatments for the millions affected. Families are often told these disorders are genetic and there is nothing that can be done beyond reducing stress and taking medications. Just recently the scientific community has started to look at environmental issues for tic disorders. But at this point, there is little consensus and no direction is offered to families.
Here’s the good news: ACN Latitudes has been exploring and promoting the role of environmental factors and the immune system for tics and Tourettes for more than 16 years. We have answers that can help. Integrative and natural approaches to tics and Tourettes can be very useful, along with avoiding triggering factors. Many families find they can avoid medication completely or reduce the drugs being taken when pursuing treatments that address the underlying cause of the symptoms.
ACN Latitudes is the leading international organization exploring the role of the environment in the prevention and treatment of Tourette syndrome and other tic disorders.
Related articles are shown below. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, you can search using the box at the upper right of the page or browse our forums.
Editor: We received a request from a mother through our website Forums on Tourette Syndrome and Tics. She’s the type of mom who has already made some connection between tics and her daughter’s diet and […]
If you are looking for answers to tics, you may enjoy an article on tics and Tourette’s by our Director, Sheila DeMare, that is featured on the popular website DrGreene.com: Puzzled by Tics and Twitches? […]
Todd Davis with his daughter, Victoria Barrios Editor: It’s always rewarding to receive feedback from someone who was helped by Latitudes decades ago. This testimonial from a father includes a follow up Q and A […]
Whenever use of a product is associated with increased tics or tremors, it catches my eye. The laxative Miralax is one such item. Pediatricians often support the use of Miralax in kids because constipation is […]
In case you’ve missed some of the 20+ speakers who have been sharing insights about dealing with tics during Victoria Barrios’s online summit, there is good news. The free series, “Thriving with a Tic Disorder,” […]
By Michael Armocida The children played in a room of chaos as the staff tried to usher them around the birthday cake. The colors were disjointing. Only a child could love this, I thought. I was at […]
A young man with a diagnosis of Tourette syndrome had experienced tics since age 7. He had a marked reduction in tics for almost two years after undergoing dehydration by entering a hot tub for […]