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Can Essential Oils Help with Tics?

May 02, 2024

Over the years, I’ve explored various strategies to help manage tics, especially for those of us navigating the complexities of Tourette Syndrome. Today, I’d love to share how essential oils have become a key part of my toolkit, offering not just relief, but also a delightful sensory experience.

Living with tics is like having an unpredictable companion who occasionally takes the reins. Whether it’s involuntary motor movements or unexpected vocal sounds, tics can disrupt life in unexpected ways. My journey with tics began in childhood, and finding ways to coexist peacefully with them has been my mission ever since.

My first encounter with essential oils was at a wellness workshop that promised natural solutions for everyday health challenges. Skeptical but curious, I ventured into what I now consider one of the most transformative experiences of my life.

Through trial, research, and plenty of patience, I discovered three essential oils that significantly eased my...

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Your Tic or Tourette’s is an Emotional Compass

Apr 26, 2024

 Key Takeaways:

  • Motor Tics as Signals
  • Self-Awareness and Healing
  • Shift in Perspective

Now, you might be thinking, "How can a motor tic possibly be a compass?" Trust me, I used to think the same thing. But hear me out. Think of your motor tic as a signal—a signal that something isn't quite right in your environment, your thoughts, or your emotions. It's like an internal alarm system, guiding you to pay attention to what's happening within and around you.

I've found that tuning into my motor tic patterns has been instrumental in my healing process. By becoming more aware of when I tic more or less, I've gained valuable insights into my own inner workings. You see, motor tics are often just a symptom of deeper issues bubbling beneath the surface—issues that we may have been ignoring or suppressing for years.

In my case, I discovered that my motor tics were closely tied to my emotional state. The more I pushed down my feelings or avoided confronting difficult...

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Massage the Tics and Twitches!

Mar 15, 2024

Key Takeaways:

  • Tics knot muscle tissue; massage slowly untwinds decades of accumulated tension 
  • Self-massage is embodiment; tending rejected areas fosters integration
  • Loving touch transforms cries for attention into healing invitations 

As someone who struggled with constant full-body motor tics for over 20 years, I know firsthand how much pent-up trauma gets locked in the muscles and fascia where the spasms occur thousands of times daily. The areas around my tics have been knotted up for so long, they feel like concrete.

I’ve found regularly massaging and pressing into these tense spots helps break up that accumulated tension in a way nothing else can. It’s painful yet profoundly healing - like wringing toxicity out of my own body.

I recently had a massage where the therapist skillfully found each knotted muscle group associated with my various tics. Using fingers and elbows, he patiently worked out the layers of tightness with the perfect amount of...

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Stop Your Body from Holding on - Tics & Tourette’s

Mar 08, 2024

Key Takeaways:

  • Acknowledging Emotions is Crucial for Healing
  • Releasing Emotions Breaks the Cycle of Frustration
  • Inner Peace Comes from Understanding and Releasing

Having a motor tic for 20 years was an experience filled with frustration, confusion, and a quest for stillness. The involuntary movements—be it my arm twitching, my nose wriggling, or my neck jerking—were not just physical manifestations but also emotional burdens. The constant motion was a stark reminder of my struggle for control over my own body, leading to a deep-seated frustration with myself.

The pivotal realization on my journey was understanding the importance of not getting frustrated with my tic. It sounds counterintuitive, doesn't it? How do you not get frustrated with something that's so inherently frustrating? This was the crux of my battle. The frustration, anger, and annoyance at my inability to remain still were not just emotional reactions; they were fuel to the fire, intensifying the tics.

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Ancient Technique for Stopping A Tic, Twitch, or Tourette's

Mar 08, 2024

Key Takeaways:

  • Modern medicine failed; ancient modalities succeeded helping heal holistically  
  • Tools like yoga, meditation and chanting meet needs for mind-body integration 
  • By honoring ancestral wisdom, I created inner peace once lacking  

As someone who struggled with constant motor tics for over 20 years, I tried every modern conventional treatment available to no avail. No pill or medical procedure could provide lasting relief from the thousands of daily spasms erupting through my body.

In desperation, I started exploring more holistic healing modalities from ancient traditions like yoga, meditation, and Qi Gong. And they have helped me achieve what medicine could not.

By dedicating time each day to simple breathing exercises, mindfulness practices, and movement rituals passed down for generations, I've learned to come home to my body and find an inner stillness that eluded me for so long.

When I take a moment to tune into my breath, rather than...

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Stop the Urge To Tic & Calm the Storm Tourettes

Feb 02, 2024

Key Takeaways:

  • Noticing "pre-tic" sensations and taking slow breaths interrupts escalation   
  • Anchors me in stillness before tic hijacks nervous system reactively 
  • Rewires brain to be less hair-trigger through simple mindful practice

As someone who has struggled with constant motor tics for over 20 years, I'm all too familiar with the overwhelming urge that arises right before each spasm. It's like feeling a storm brewing inside that quickly erupts in lightning-fast twitches. A tense energy takes over that seems impossible to resist.

But I'm learning that finding presence and calm in the moments right before the tics hit is key to regaining control over my body. By tuning into that tense "pre-tic" state mindfully, rather than reacting on autopilot, I can often discharge the urge before it escalates.

The second I feel that stormy sensation start to brew in my shoulder, neck, or face, I take a long, deep belly breath. As I inhale for a count of 4, then exhale...

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Dissassociating Your Motor Tic or Tourette's with your identity

Jan 31, 2024

Key Takeaways:

  • Identity Reformation as a Healing Tool
  • Embracing Change and Brain’s Potential
  • Holistic and Self-Healing Approaches

Hi everyone, my name is Dazz. I used to go by Darren, but I recently changed my name as part of my journey to heal from a chronic motor tic I've had for over 20 years. Changing my name has been an important part of reimagining my identity and freeing myself from feeling trapped by my condition.

I know firsthand how powerless tics and Tourette's can make people feel. When your body is moving by itself against your will, it's easy to feel like something is deeply wrong with you. Over time, you start to associate your core identity with having a disorder, and it becomes difficult to envision life any other way.

But here's the thing - our brains are complex and we all have far more potential for change than we realize. One technique that has really helped me is simply changing my name. Introducing myself as Dazz instead of Darren has allowed me to...

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Stop Your Body from Holding on - Tics & Tourette's

Jan 17, 2024

Key Takeaways:

  • Healing from motor tics is possible through holistic practices
  • Expression and release are key factors
  • Mindset plays a crucial role

Hey everyone, it's Dazz here. I wanted to share my story about how I was able to heal my motor tic disorder after struggling with it for over 20 years.

I used to have motor tics thousands of times a day - constant body jerking and twitching that was not only frustrating and embarrassing, but often painful as well. It felt like my body was holding on to so much trauma, negative experiences, and stuff from my past that I had tried to push down and suppress. The motor tics seemed like a manifestation of all that pent up tension.

Through years of learning meditation, visualization techniques, and shifting my thought patterns, I've been able to reach a place of stillness where my tics have completely stopped. It wasn't easy, but by regularly practicing letting go instead of holding on, I was able to melt away that excess energy and tension.

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Get To Know Your Triggers (Tourettes & Tics)

Jan 12, 2024

Key Takeaways:

  • Common tic triggers include fatigue, caffeine, screens, social situations  
  • Identifying subtler triggers helps anticipate and manage them proactively   
  • Rather than fighting discomfort, meeting triggers with curiosity defuses intensity 

As someone who has struggled with constant motor tics for over 20 years, people often ask me about “triggers” - the situations that seem to exacerbate my tics. For a long time, I was bewildered by this concept. My tics were so frequent and uncontrollable, I couldn’t imagine identifying specific triggers amidst the chaos.

But as I’ve cultivated more mindful awareness of my body’s patterns, some clear triggers have begun to emerge. While everyone’s triggers are unique, here are a few I’ve noticed in my own journey:

- Social situations - Being around certain friends or in crowded settings often increases my urge to tic. There is a social anxiety component at play.

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Why Do You Have a Motor Tic or Tourette's?

Jan 10, 2024

Key Takeaways:

  • Reframing Tics as Inner Cries for Attention
  • A Balancing Act of Empathy and Boundaries
  • Tics as a Gateway to Self-Discovery

As someone who lived with chronic motor tics down my right arm for over 20 years, I'm often asked - why did you develop Tourette's? In the beginning, I felt confused and victimized by my condition. I'd lash out thinking, why me? Why do I have to endure this body hijacking my will?

Over time, I've made peace by reframing my Tourette's as a call from my unconscious self for attention and care. Like a crying baby flailing its arms uncontrollably, my tics signified inner parts desperately seeking nurture and acknowledgement.

I now see this sensitivity as a gift, though it took work to embrace it. I had to stop exerting rigid control while also refusing victim status. Meeting my tics with empathy while establishing healthy boundaries around them shifted everything.

I discovered each tic eruption contains a valuable message. By meeting them with...

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