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Tics and Tourette's Natural Ayurvedic Treatment

Author : Gurnam Saini  

Tics And Tourette's Ayurvedic Treatment

Tics refers to the sudden involutory twitches or movements that some people experience repeatedly. However, tics are not restricted just to the involuntary movements of the muscles. It can also cause uncontrollable sounds that differ largely from the person's normal gestures. Natural treatments for tics and Tourette's using alternative ayurvedic herbs can provide a  relief from these involutory movements. [1]


Sign and Symptoms of Tics and Tourette’s


Each person is affected differently by tics. They either suffer from the motor (physical) tics or vocal tics. However, in some cases, both motor and vocal tics can take place in the same individual and often, at the same time. These symptoms can have an adverse effect on the patient’s life as it lowers their confidence due to the problems created during social interactions.


People with motor tics might display a series of uncontrollable movements. For example, they may repeatedly clench their fists, raise their eyebrows, shrug their shoulders or flare their nostrils. Tics tend to intensify under stress. It involves a continuous involuntary movement with no rhythmic pattern.


On the other hand, people with vocal tics may repeatedly make grunting or moaning sounds, clear their throat or click their tongue. 


Based on the severity, the age group and the type of occurrence, tics can be categorized into the following three types:


Ayurvedic practitioner may recommend herbs those are known to work on central nervous system, so may helps to control tics.  Also regular ayurvedic therapies like panchakarma detoxification, shirodhara, marma oil massage and follwing an ayurvedic diet may help to minimise these involuntary movements. [2]


Ayurveda manages anxiety tics based on the concepts of Tridosha. The treatment is aimed at correcting the imbalance in the three humors, Vata, Pitta and Kapha, to maintain the equilibrium within the body and mind. This concept may control the involutory movements and anxiety.


Alternative Herbal Medication which may helps in Tics


Here is the list of the alternative ayurvedic herbs for tics that may minimise symptoms of tic disorder.


Bala (Sida cordifolia):  It could works by regulating the functions of the nerves and brain. It may also help to control the abnormal muscle movements by controlling the transmission of impulses through the nerves. [3]


Kaunch Beej (Mucuna pruriens): Kaunch Beej can be used to manage Tourette’s symptoms. It may works by reducing inflammation and damage to the brain tissues and nerves by acting as an anti-inflammatory agent and an antioxidant. [4]


Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera): Research study conducted by Sachin Wankhede, Deepak Langade, and Kedar Joshi and published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition in 2015 has shown that Ashwagandha may help to control the tic symptoms naturally.


It may can to relieve stress and nervousness, that may be common causes of tics. It may also regulate the muscle movements and improve the brain health thereby providing a relief from the tics.


Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri): a research conducted by Deepali Mathur, Kritika Goyal, and Veena Koul at the Frontiers in Pharmacology in 2016 has indicated that Brahmi may offer a natural treatment for tics. It is found to control the muscle movements by reducing the activities of the nerves and improving the brain functions.


Tourette’s and Tics Natural Ayurveda Therapy


Patients interested in seeking Tourette’s and tics natural therapy can approach an ayurvedic practitioner to seek an alternative treatment for this condition. The use of ayurvedic herbs may be effective for restoring the balance in the body’s various mechanisms (Vata Doshas). The diet and the therapies like Panchakarma recommended by the system of Indian medicine may also regulate the functions of the brain and muscle movements.


Ayurvedic Medicine In Australia, Melbourne


Patients diagnosed with Tic and Tourette’s syndrome can seek ayurvedic consultation at “Pure Herbal Ayurvedi Clinic” in Australia. The practitioner (with ayurveda doctor qualification from India) at this wellness centre after the details consultation can recommend herbal remedies and other suggestions, which may help to control the involutory muscle movements.


Ayurvedic practitioner can also advise you to undergo panchakarma detoxification. Panchakarma therapy is aimed at restoring  functions of the body by eliminating toxic metabolites that may contribute to the development of tics. Ayurveda may offer an integrated approach to the management of this illness to bring about a holistic healing and improve the quality of your life.





Gurnam Saini

Ayurvedic Practitioner  (Recognised as Ayurvedic Doctor in India)

Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine from India

MD in Alternative Medicine from India 

Certificate in Panchkarma Detox

Member of AAA (Australasian Association of Ayurveda)

Organising Secretary of AYUSH MELBOURNE CONFERENCE, 2018

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Author Bio:

Gurnam Saini has over 15 years’ experience in Ayurvedic naturopathy treatments in Melbourne, Australia. He has completed his bachelor degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, India. He has done MD in Alternative Medicine and certificate courses in Panchakarma Detox, Pulse diagnosis and skin care. He is also a member of the Australasian Association of Ayurveda (AAA). He has won awards for ground-breaking work in Ayurveda globally. Read More