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Acupuncture For Tourette Syndrome

Updated: Apr 19


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Acupuncture For Tourette Syndrome

Tourette syndrome is a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary repetitive movements or vocalizations called tics. This disorder can significantly 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, various treatments are available that can help reduce the frequency and severity of tics. Acupuncture is one such alternative treatment option that has gained popularity over the past few years. It is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that 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 available data suggests 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, neurotransmitters that 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. Communicating with your practitioner about your experience is essential 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 answer most people's questions. Please leave a comment below.


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