Tics can be due to nutritional deficiencies, genetic diseases, Tourette syndrome, poorly functioning immune system, allergies, or stress. Stress and anxiety can increase the frequency of facial tics. Emotional trauma can cause tics that may go away when emotional disturbance is treated. Tics due to emotional trauma or stress can improve or disappear with hypnotherapy, emotional freedom technique (EFT), energy therapy, neurolinguistic programming yoga (NLP), tai chi, music therapy, homeopathy, interactive metronome, cognitive behavioral therapy, HEMI Sync. , acupuncture, massage and scalp acupuncture. Secondary mood disorders can worsen the severity of tics.
Treating and curing facial tics or Tourette’s syndrome with ordinary amino acids is the foundation of Orthomolecular Medicine. Large doses of natural proteins called amino acids can repair the imbalance in the brain and repair its malfunction. These amino acids are affordable and are used in therapeutic doses much higher than the levels normally found in food. The concept of orthomolecular medicine is based on the use of large doses of vitamins, minerals, amino acids or botanical extracts for cell repair and the improvement of normal brain and motor activities.
Lithium mineral salt may help this patient if he has Tourette syndrome, but it would not help with most other types of facial tics. Botanicals that can treat tics and reduce tics and spasms include kava, skullcap, valerian, St. John’s wort, peppermint, black cohosh, dragon bone, prunella, rose hips, Go Teng, Tian Men Dong, Bai Shao, Yin Chen Hao. Orthomolecular medicine uses include magnesium, zinc, calcium, B vitamins, and chromium along with botanical ingredients to support recovery.
Orthomolecular medicine uses large therapeutic doses of carnitine, tryptophan, taurine, GABA, and 5-HTP. Theanine, GABA, and 5-HTP can work well for tics caused by stress. These amino acids should be used long term for Tourette syndrome and you may want to consider intravenous therapy in worst cases for at least nine months.
This patient may have severe allergies and benefit from the elimination of genetically modified foods. The diet should be modified to exclude unsaturated fats, caffeine, nicotine, artificial sweeteners, food additives, food colors, alcohol, and high-fat meats. Try to eat free-range chicken, organic meat, organic or locally produced eggs, and limit red meat to twice a week. You should always eat a relatively high protein breakfast. This can include whey protein, almond milk, or soy protein. Walnuts, yogurt, almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and pecans are great snack ideas. Remember that corn is often a genetically modified food. Popcorn can be a good snack if you are sure it is not genetically modified. Organic or locally grown vegetables and fruits are the best options for health. Avoid foods that are often contaminated with pesticides or heavy metals. Plant fruit trees in your yard for more fresh fruit.