Tourette syndrome (TS) is a neurological disorder characterized by sudden, repetitive, rapid, and unwanted movements or vocal sounds called tics. TS is one of a group of disorders of the developing nervous system called tic disorders.
Tics — sudden, brief, intermittent movements, or sounds — are the hallmark sign of Tourette syndrome. They can range from mild to severe. Severe symptoms might significantly interfere with communication, daily functioning, and quality of life.
Tics are classified as:
Simple tics. These sudden, brief, and repetitive tics involve a limited number of muscle groups.
Complex tics. These distinct, coordinated patterns of movements involve several muscle groups.
Tics can also involve movement (motor tics) or sounds (vocal tics). Motor tics usually begin before vocal tics do. But the spectrum of tics that people experience is diverse.
In addition, tics can:
Before the onset of motor or vocal tics, you’ll likely experience an uncomfortable bodily sensation (premonitory urge) such as an itch, a tingle, or tension. Expression of the tic brings relief.
Diffuse (see below) 5 drops, Trauma Blend (for diffuser) throughout the night while sleeping.
Topically apply the Neuro-divergent Support Blend over both the back of the neck and spine and also inhale. Drip 2 drops of this blend into the palm of the hands, rub once to open the molecules (rubbing will evaporate the oil), cup your hands around your mouth and nose, and deeply inhale.
Topically apply the 30ml Stress Ingestible Blend (not for diffuser use because it contains a carrier oil) over the neck and also inhale, when needed. Drip 2 drops of this blend into the palm of the hands, rub once to open the molecules (rubbing will evaporate the oil), cup your hands around your mouth and nose, and deeply inhale.
Diffuse 2-3 drops of each oil; maximum 10-12 drops in total, at a time, unless otherwise advised.