Tourettes and Homeopathy

I have been writing mostly about Sarah’s walk with Autism. Today, I want to bring more awareness to another diagnosis she has and that is Tourette’s.

Homeopathy is great for many different things and Tourette’s is one of them. Let me explain what Tourette’s is.

The most severe of tic disorders, Tourette syndrome is characterized by the presence of both motor and vocal tics. Although known to occur in adults, symptoms typically present between ages 5 and 18 and last for a minimum of one year. The symptoms often reduce into adulthood. Tics that begin in adulthood are generally not considered symptoms of Tourette Syndrome, and usually have a secondary cause.

Sarah has always said that it is not the Autism that bothers her so much as it is the Tourette’s that bothers her. She has also said that having Tourette’s embarrasses her. She is on traditional medicine for it right now. Personally, I would like for her to be off traditional medicines and completely on natural medicine.

I have been on a quest for a long time searching out what natural medicines are out there for people who are diagnosed with the same diseases as Sarah has. I want Sarah to be comfortable in her own skin.

The main thing that embarrasses Sarah about having Tourette’s is the Tics that sometimes come with Tourette’s.

Conditions other than Tourette Syndrome that may manifest tics include developmental disorders, autism spectrum disorders, and stereotypic movement disorders. In addition, tics can also be a part of Sydenham’s chorea, idiopathic dystonia, Huntington’s disease, neuroacanthocytosis, Hallervorden-Spatz syndrome, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, Wilson’s disease, and tuberous sclerosis.  Other possibilities for tics include Down syndrome, Klinefelter’s syndrome, XYY syndrome and fragile X syndrome.

Tics can be induced by prescription drugs, the use of “street” drugs, head trauma, encephalitis, stroke and carbon monoxide poisoning. Even low levels of thyroid hormone (Hypothyroidism) are known to cause tics. Tics are also associated with certain emotional disturbances, such as OCD and hypochondrical phenomena, as well as some seizure activity.

This is how Homeopathy can help. Homeopathic remedies are highly diluted substances that challenge the known laws of pharmacology. Critics often dismiss the positive effects of homeopathy as merely due to placebo effect. And yet, according to homeopathic doctrine and 200+ years of experience, the more diluted the substance, the more potent it becomes.

The vital force is the healing power or energy that exists within all living things. Chinese Medicine calls it Chi, while Indian Ayurveda refers to it as Prana.  The vital force fuels our mind, body and emotions. It keeps us healthy and balanced. When the balance of the vital force is disturbed by factors such as stress, pollution or improper diet, it becomes weakened and susceptible to illness.

A homeopath’s task, in any illness, is to find a substance, or homeopathic remedy, that corresponds to the sufferer’s physical and emotional health.  The correct remedy unlocks the healing power of the vital force, allowing the organism to do what it does naturally – heal itself.

Whether you are suffering from tic disorders, headaches or anxiety, homeopathy offers solutions.   A homeopathic remedy is prescribed based on your unique symptoms, feelings and experiences.  This remedy resonates with the energetic vibration of your illness and sets you on your path to recovery.

 

How HBOT can help many with Challenges

The more I think and read about the Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for people who have challenges such as Autism, the more I like it. I do wonder why this Therapy is not more widely used.

While the HBOT (Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy) may not be a cure all, I think it would be safer than all of the prescription drugs that doctors try to put us on. I don’t know why insurances won’t cover this therapy. I suppose when you boil it all down it just comes back to money and greed.

“Someday, when HBOT is an established part of accepted medical care, historians of twentieth century medicine will wonder how so much supportive research could have been published by competent medical researchers and then be scrupulously ignored by the guardians of our health. By that time, most of the individuals who attempted to keep HBOT on the fringe will probably not be alive to blush, sparing them extensive embarrassment.”

HBOT can help many many people that have;

(* Conditions marked with an asterisk below are sometimes reimbursed for a short time by Medicare and other medical insurance in the U.S., but only if strictly defined diagnostic criteria are met.)

EMERGENCY CONDITIONS

Air or Gas embolism* (in divers, but can also occur during bypass surgery)

Bends in divers (Decompression sickness)*

Burns* (thermal burns)

Carbon monoxide poisoning* (Insurance usually stops paying before all brain injury has fully improved)

Cyanide Poisoning*

Cerebral edema

Closed head injuries (traumatic brain injury)

Crisis of sickle cell anemia

Exceptional Blood Loss Anemia*

Blast injury

Gas gangrene*

Hydrogen sulfide poisoning

Near-drowning

Near-electrocution

Near-hanging

Peyote poisoning

Severed limbs

Smoke inhalation

Ileus

Stroke (cerebral infarct, with benefit even long after the event)

Central Retinal Artery Occlusion*

NEUROLOGIC CONDITIONS

Autism

Air embolism*

a. Decompression induced (divers)

b. Iatrogenic (bypass surgery, injected, etc.)

Cerebral edema

a. Toxic encephalopathy

b. Vascular compromise

c. Traumatic

Cerebral Palsy (CP)

Idiopathic Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss*

Spinal cord contusion

a. Physiological transection

b. Partial motor or sensory loss

Early organic brain syndrome

a. Small vessel disease

b. Multiple small infarcts

Fetal alcohol syndrome

Stroke (acute and chronic residuals)

Vegetative coma (acute and prolonged)

a. Closed head injury

b. Hypoxic encephalopathy (suffocation, drowning, strangulation,

Cardiac arrest, near hanging, near choking, lightening strikes, etc.)

a. Acute

b. Relapsing/ remitting

c. Chronic progressive

Brain Dysfunction following Bypass Surgery and Angioplasty

Cranial nerve syndromes

a. Trigeminal neuralgia

b. Vestibular disorders (vertigo, tinnitus, Meniere’s syndrome)

c. Sudden deafness

d. Brain stem syndromes (ischemia, infarct)

e. Retinal artery occlusion

f. Acoustic trauma

Peripheral neuropathy

a. Charcot Marie’s tooth disease

b. Radiation myelitis

Traumatic Brain Injury

Near Drowning

Sympathetic Reflex Dystrophy

ORTHOPEDIC CONDITIONS

Crush injuries* (vascular compromise)

Soft tissue swelling

a. Traumatic

b. Cellulitis* (infection/mixed flora)

c. compartment syndrome*

Acute necrotizing fasciitis ( so-called “flesh-eating bacteria”)*

Necrotizing soft tissue infections*

Clostridial myonecrosis* (gas gangrene)

Severed limbs and digits*

Acute and chronic osteomyelitis* (bone infection)

Bone grafting

Fracture healing and nonunion *

Aseptic necrosis

Tendon and ligament injuries, post-surgical repair

Delayed wound healing

Stump infections (following amputation)

Edema under cast

Sports injuries

MISCELLANEOUS CONDITIONS

Peripheral vascular ulcer*

a. Arterial (atherosclerosis)

b. Decubitus (bed sores)

c. Neuropathy related (diabetes)

d. Venous (deep vein thrombosis complication)

e. Diabetic

Gangrene (wet and dry, atherosclerosis, more common in diabetes)

Compromised Skin Flaps and Grafts*

Autism

Abscesses* (intra-abdominal and intracranial)

Buerger’s disease

Biliary atresia (after surgical correction)

Carbon tetrachloride poisoning

Fibromyalgia

Frostbite

Diabetic retinopathy

Glaucoma with visual field loss

Diabetic ulcers*

Gulf War Syndrome

Retinal artery occlusion

Retinal vein thrombosis

Lepromatous leprosy

Lyme disease

Melaney ulcer* (flesh-eating bacteria)

Meningitis

Migraine 

Osteoradionecrosis* (post radiation damage)

Pancreatitis

Pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis

Pseudomembranous colitis

Plastic surgery (speed healing, reduce scar and infection)

Rheumatoid arthritis (acute)

Brown Recluse Spider Bite

Scleroderma

Sickle cell crisis and hematuria

Peptic ulcer

Plastic Surgery, speeds healing with less scar

Myocardial infarction

Slow healing wounds

Potentiate antibiotic therapy

Post-cardiotomy and low output heart failure

Radiation cystitis and enteritis*

Refractory mycoses* (fungal infections)

Suturing of Severed Limbs*

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Cerebral palsy

Post-polio syndrome

Cirrhosis

Immune System Enhancement

Crohn’s disease

Ulcerative colitis

ALS

Parkinson’s Syndrome

I would encourage many people that have been/are or know of any family who is afflicted with any of these diseases please, do your own research on the Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and persue it.HBO_Chamber

Autism and Epilepsy Connection

The connection between Autism and Epilepsy is very interesting to me. When Sarah was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 2 years old, she went through every test I could ever think of and one test was for epilepsy. We found out that she did not have epilepsy.

EEG shows abnormal activity in some types of s...

EEG shows abnormal activity in some types of seizure disorder, but may or may not display abnormal findings in PTE. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

She was diagnosed however with partial seizures. What was causing the partial seizures the doctors did not know.

I have a friend who has epilepsy and she has a son with Aspergers. I have always thought that their was a connection between Autism and Epilepsy because they both deal with misfires in the brain.

I feel that now there is a connection between the two that people with epilepsy will be able to have more services provided to them. However I do wonder if epilepsy is now going to be considered to be on the Autism Spectrum.

English: A "puzzle" ribbon to promot...

English: A “puzzle” ribbon to promote Autism and Aspergers Awareness. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)