WHAT IS TOURETTE SYNDROME?
Tourette syndrome, also called Tourette's disorder or Tourette's syndrome is a neurological disorder that involves repetitive movements or some unwanted sounds that are difficult to control. When someone is affected with this particular neurological disorder, blinks eyes many time and clears throat over and over again. Some may say something which they were not intend to say. Like this, there are number of symptoms of this particular disorder which are mentioned below!
This unusual behaviors (Tics) usually can be seen in between the ages 2 to 15. More cases are seen around 6 year's children. Boys are more likely to develop with this disorder than girls. Symptoms get better as baby grows up with time. In some as there is no proper modern treatment, an alternative treatment is needed to control it in a natural way.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES FOR TOURETTE SYNDROME TO HAPPEN?
There is no exact cause for Tourette syndrome to develop in children but after researches, it has been proved that
It could be due to genetic factor. Genes play probably major role in Tourette's. If there is family history of this disorder, children are more likely to develop with the same though symptoms may vary and can be different from parents.
It has been found that some disturbances in nervous system or brain may also cause Tourette's disease. This neurological disorder is linked with - Basal ganglia, part of brain that controls body movements.
LET'S SEE, WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF TOURETTE SYNDROME?
Symptoms can be distributed in 2 forms like motor or vocal tics. Symptoms vary from individual to individual and can be so mild that can't be noticed. In some they can be more and very bothering. Stress and excitement may again aggravate them a lot.
Vocal tics include-
- Repeating Words Which People Say
- Making Different Sounds
Motor tics include-
- Frequent eye blinking
- Making different face
- Mouth twitching
- Arm movements
- Head jerking
- Shoulder’s shrugging
- Some other improper body movements
HOW THIS DISEASE CAN BE DIAGNOSED?
- Your doctor may ask your child following questions like,
- What were the symptoms which made you to bring your child here?
- How symptoms started?
- For how they were there?
- What were the actual symptoms?
- Doctor may ask child, how you were during attack like anxious or related?
- What made you to deal with symptoms better or worse? Etc. etc…
Rest, some examination like MR or CT scan be performed to know brain functions in detail.
WHAT IS AYURVEDA APPROACH TOWARDS TOURETTE SYNDROME?
All neurological disorders including Tourette syndrome cause due to vitiation or imbalance of doshas mainly vata that too pran, udan and vyan. Again we would like to say that chronic upset of apana vayu which locates in lower region around pelvis, bowel and rectum looks after normal functioning of these organs. When it is out of control or imbalanced, its does not perform its normal functions and causes upset of prana vayu and again leads to weak agni (Digestive fire) and majja dhatu (nervous tissue). Weak agni or digestive fire leads to accumulation of toxic matter or called ama in Ayurveda. Ama is the root cause for all the diseases to happen. This ama along with vata causes obstruction of channels of nerves and produce neurological disorders. Prana vayu gets more affected with some other factors like stress, anxiety, negative thoughts etc. and presents with symptoms like abnormal behavior and many other.
WHAT IS ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT AND PLANET AYURVEDA'S NATURAL REMEDIES FOR TOURETTE SYNDROME?
There are quite effective natural remedies for neurological disorders from planet Ayurveda house which can be taken for few months to have better results. These are pure herbal and are free from any kind of side effect. Capsules are made from pure extracts of best quality herbs so that excellent results can be achieved. They even go under quality, quantity and potency check before. Let see what they are –
- Cap. Bramhi – 1 cap twice daily with water or juice after meal
- Cap. Ashwagandha - 1 cap twice daily with water or juice after meal
- Cap. Memory Support -1 cap twice daily with water or juice after meal
All natural remedies can be given after half an hour of meal together. If child is taking any allopathic medicine, can be continued with gap of 30 to 40 minutes.
Brahmi or Bacopa monnieri is effective in improving memory and mental function. It has the ability to promote mental health and a better memory. In Ayurveda, brahmi has been used since ancient times to enhance learning, concentration and memory. Brahmi is widely used herb for treatment for memory problems. It improves blood circulation and boosts whole brain so that it can function in better way. Its regular use helps your child to come out from this painful problem effectively.
Brahmi capsules of Planet Ayurveda contain standardized extract of best quality herb brahmi and it can be given to children as a brain tonic for refreshing mind, mental alertness, focused concentration and positive impacts on the brain functioning with mental clarity.
Ashwagandha Capsule is a wonderful herb accepted by Ayurveda. The main function of ashwagandha or Withania somnifera (winter cherry) is to treat stress and neurological disorders. Ashwagandha combats your stress by decreasing cortisol production. It encourages hormonal balance and reduces the hot flashes, anxiety and mood swings.
This is very beneficial for proper functioning of nervous system. It possesses anti-stress, anti-depression properties and rejuvenates the brain functions. It provides excellent results in relieving pain and weakness in children suffering from this painful disorder called Tourette syndrome.
This herbal formulation comprises of four natural ingredients such as Brahmi (Bacopa Monnieri), Vacha (Acorus calamus), Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis) and Yastimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra).
Regular intake helps to boost entire nervous system and deal with symptoms of this disorder effectively. Memory support enhances memory power and fights memory loss, lack of concentration up to a great extent.
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WHAT SHOULD BE THE GUIDELINES FOR YOUR CHILD TO MANAGE WITH THIS DISORDER?
As this is a very embarrassed and frustrated condition sometimes, you can help your child to take out with it. Along with some herbal remedies, give your child an organic and natural diet. Avoid eating outside which could be unhygienic and unhealthy.
Educate your child, learn everything about your problem and be positive that you will come out of it one day.
Support him. Ask you family and friends to support your child and meet the challenges of Tourette's syndrome.
Let your child be active. Play sports, go for party and other meetings with family and friends.
Let him relax too. Listen to music, read good inspiring books and go for meditation and yoga.
Talk to his school teachers and let them also aware of your child's problem so that care can be taken when it is required.