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Overview of Tic Disorders

Complimentary and alternative treatments for tic disorders that are considered below include:

  • Neuro-Gen High Performance Neuromodulation (HPN)
  • Conventional Neuro-feedback
  • Neurotransmitter Balancing

Etiology of Tic Disorders

Elevated urinary levels of 3-hydroxyphenyl-3-hydroxypropionic acid (HPHPA) and other markers of dysbiotic overgrowth with Clostridia spp. are common in tic disorders [GP].

Dr. Starr associates hypothyroidism with tic douloreux [Starr2005, pg 156].


Diagnosis of Tic Disorders


Differential Diagnosis of Tic Disorders


Treatment of Tic Disorders

Please see conventional, complimentary and alternative medical treatments for important background information regarding the different types of medical treatments discussed below.

Naturopathic, Complimentary and Alternative Treatments

Treat Dysbiosis

Treat dysbiosis if present.

Neuro-Gen High Performance Neuromodulation (HPN)

HPN has been reported to be useful for treating facial tics [Snook]. Dr. Weyrich has been trained in the use of Neuro-Gen High Performance Neuromodulation system by it's inventor, Corey Snook. However, Dr. Weyrich has not treated any cases of facial tics with this technique.

Please see What is Neuro-Gen High Performance Neuromodulation? for more information.

Conventional Neuro-feedback

Neuro-feedback may be useful for treating tic disorders syndrome. Dr. Weyrich has been certified in Neuro-feedback since 2008, and more recently completed an additional residency training program at ADD Clinic of Scottsdale, AZ. However, Dr. Weyrich has not treated any cases of tic disorders syndrome with this technique.

Please see What is Neurofeedback? for more information.

Neurotransmitter Balancing

Neuro Research [Hinz2015] reports that Tourette's Syndrome can be benefited by balancing neurotransmitter levels in the body.

Dr. Weyrich has been trained in neurotransmitter balancing protocols, but has not treated Tourette's Syndrome using this technique.

Please see What is Neurotransmitter Balancing? for more information.


ICD-10 Codes related to Tic Disorders


References for Tic Disorders