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Acupuncture For Tourette Syndrome


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Acupuncture For Tourette Syndrome

Tourette syndrome is a neurological disorder that is characterized by involuntary repetitive movements or vocalizations called tics. This disorder can greatly impact an individual's daily life, causing difficulty in social interactions and in some cases, disruption in education or work environments. Tourette's is often classified under hyperkinetic disorders which are associated with increased muscle activity.


Although there is no cure for Tourette's syndrome, there are various forms of treatments available that can help reduce the frequency and severity of tics. Acupuncture is one such alternative treatment option which has gained popularity over the past few years. Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine which involves inserting needles into specific points on the body to stimulate the body's natural healing processes.


There have been a few studies exploring the effects of acupuncture on Tourette's syndrome, however, the data available suggests that it may be a viable treatment option. A study published in the Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine found that acupuncture was able to effectively reduce the frequency and severity of motor and vocal tics in patients with Tourette's syndrome. Another study, published in the Journal of Clinical Neurology, also reported similar results and found that acupuncture was able to improve other symptoms associated with Tourette's such as anxiety and mood disorders.


The mechanism behind how acupuncture may be effective in treating Tourette's syndrome is believed to involve the regulation of neurotransmitters in the brain. Acupuncture is thought to stimulate the production of endorphins which are neurotransmitters that help to promote relaxation, reduce stress, and improve mood. This effect may help to reduce the frequency and severity of tics in patients with Tourette's.


Acupuncture is a promising alternative treatment option for Tourette's syndrome and may be effective in reducing tics and improving other symptoms associated with the disorder. Collaborating with Acute Acupuncture and other healthcare providers and integrating acupuncture into a comprehensive treatment plan may offer additional benefits to patients and enhance their overall well-being. After treatments, one may feel relaxed, energized, and rejuvenated. It is essential to communicate with your practitioner about your experience to ensure you receive the maximum benefits from these treatments. Click the button below and book a complementary 15-minute consultation at Acute Acupuncture 163 The Terrace, Wellington Central, Wellington. Let's discuss if acupuncture is the right thing for you. Thank you for taking the time to read this Blog Post, Don't forget to like, subscribe, and share this post with others. If you have any questions or concerns check out Acute-Acupuncture Wellington Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), as we find this helps to answer most people's questions, and or please leave a comment below.


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