Help Spread the Word! It’s Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month

Tourette-Syndrome-Awareness-Month-PinterestFrom May 15 to June 15 the world is celebrating Tourette Syndrome Awareness month. We hope you’ll take a few moments to help spread the word and support our efforts.

With greater understanding comes better prevention and more effective, safer treatments for Tourette’s!

We’ve made a special Awareness page with click-and-go ways you can share images through Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.

You’ll also find ways on our page to volunteer, donate, give recognition to someone with Tourette syndrome, and start a fundraiser.

See our Awareness page here —and pass it on!

Give Children the Promise of a Life Free of Tics

Growing up is stressful enough without having to deal with tics.

We know that children with tics are often teased and bullied. Self-esteem can suffer at many levels.

That would be rough enough to handle, but in addition, academics are often affected. It is hard to focus on school work when tics keep disrupting concentration. Depending on the types of tics, they can make it difficult to read a book, write, or stay steady in a chair.They can affect all aspects of life.

Tics can affect social relationships, sports, and careers.

In a nushell, tics are harmful and have no redeeming value!

Encouraging public acceptance and recognition of tic disorders is important. But, when it is possible to reduce tic symptoms or to eliminate them completely, when it is possible to prevent developing tics in the first place, then this should be our goal.

Won’t you help us eliminate tics for children everywhere? Let’s give kids the promise of a life without tics.

Join the Fight to Find Safe and Effective Treatments for Tics

After nearly 50 years of effort and many millions of dollars, major organizations and researchers focused on tic disorders have not found the cause or cure for chronic tic disorders, including Tourette syndrome.

Why? Because they’ve been looking in the wrong direction. Conventional medicine has historically blamed genetics, while recommending strong drugs to subdue tics. That’s not the answer.

A new direction is needed to explain and curb the tic epidemic. We need to focus on the role of the environment and the immune syem, stand focus on integrative approaches that find the actual causes underlying the tics.

Let’s fund research that breaks new ground and leads to safer and more effective approaches to tic disorders that what families have been offered.

Please see how you can help. It’s easy to get involved!

I Just Want The Tics to Stop

This common plea from children, teens, and adults dealing with tics is heartbreaking.

Loved ones want so much to help, yet feel so powerless.

Conventional medicines typically prescribed for tic conditions has a poor track record. The drugs used are notorious for their side effects, and they often are not effective.

But there is new hope and help! Our nonprofit organization, Association for Comprehensive NeuroTherapy, has been sharing information on advanced and natural therapies for tics since 1996. Many families and doctors now know that there are biomedical and natural approaches that can get to the root of the problem—and successfully treat tic disorders.

We focus on those on and in our best-selling book, Natural Treatments for Tics and Tourettes

We need research to better understand tic conditions and guide reform. We hope you will join our effort to fund research to stop tics today.

Environmental Toxins: A Critical Research Area for Tics and Tourette’s

Did you know that there’s a relationship between toxic chemicals and tics?

Research documents the affect that toxins can have on the central nervous system. Our organization has collected reports from parents and adults about how chemical exposures triggered tics.

Included in these reports are agents like chlorine, formaldehyde, scented plug-ins and candles, fabric softeners, paint, pesticides, perfume–and phenols, such as those found in Lysol cleanser. This is a short list. We are surrounded by man-made chemicals, most of which have never been tested for safety.

Environmental physician, Dr. Albert Robbins, told ACN that both aerosol and plug-in air fresheners may contain p-dichlorobenzene, a recognized toxin. New carpeting also contains off- gassing chemicals. Moldy homes and offices can release VOCs that give the air a musty odor and can affect the nervous system. Cigarette smoke is also a serious offender. Many chemical products, particularly when used indoors, make the environment dangerous for the environmentally hypersensitive—those with allergic disease, asthma, and chemical hypersensitivities.

Patients with tics are advised to avoid exposures to indoor chemical agents. Some patients have a marked decrease in symptomatology when they avoid these agents completely.

Unfortunately most families, not to mention doctors, are not aware of this critical connection. Many are suffering needlessly because they don’t know the importance of avoiding exposure to toxins.

We need to spread the word on this important connection and fund research focused on the link between toxins, Tourette syndrome, and tics!

Won’t you help our effort by donating, volunteering, or spreading the word?

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