I am in my mid-fifties and have just been diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome, for which I am pursuing homeopathic treatment. My homeopath has recommended a remedy intended to address the tics as well as the [emotional ramifications] of years of abuse during which my Tourette symptoms were not understood.
Part of the healing for me is putting the past in perspective. I experience obsessive compulsive behavior, motor and verbal tics, unpredictable rage, and uncontrollable thoughts. I also have other medical problems, including a mild seizure disorder. I use herbs and food supplements and [do] visualization and meditation as well. I try to avoid dairy products, nightshade foods [tomato, potato, bell peppers, and eggplant], sugar, and other foods that trigger my symptoms. I find that stress and certain environmental factors also intensify my symptoms.
Homeopathy addresses the whole being and can reach deeper layers within. If one’s expectations are not met after trying homeopathy, perhaps one’s perspective can be adjusted. This may help a person understand the process and not lose confidence in the treatment. (You cannot drive a car as you would ride on a camel — yet both offer mobility.) I have weaned myself from expecting a sharp, quick reaction, as happens with allopathic medicines. Homeopathy is allowing me the freedom to heal, know myself, and improve the quality of my life.