Tourette's Syndrome is described as "a condition that causes a person to make involuntary sounds and movements called tics. It usually starts during childhood ..... There's no cure for Tourette's syndrome ...... The cause is unknown" .. People ... may also have obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or learning difficulties." (NHS Choices).
As regular readers of this blog will know, I am always suspicious about (i) 'new' illnesses that are described as (ii) 'syndromes', and illnesses that (iii) 'start during childhood', that (iv) have 'no cure', and where (v) the issue of causation is "unknown", especially when discussion about the cause is studiously avoided!
The patient support charity, Tourettes Action, has conducted a survey, and published evidence about a the disease. BBC Radio 5 Live broadcast a programme about Tourette's Syndrome yesterday (20th January 2019) which further raised my suspicions, and today BBC News published this article on the condition. All highlighted the unpleasant nature of Tourette's, and the plight of the 300,000 adults and children who suffer from it. And I noticed that all of the 5 issues highlighted above were raised by Tourettes Syndrome.
So let's have a look at Tourettes, and in particular some aspects of the disease that have NOT been dealt with by either Tourettes Action, the BBC, or the conventional medical staff who were interviewed.
A new disease?
Georges Gilles de la Tourette lived between 1857 and 1904, and published an account of 9 patients (just 9) with the condition in 1885. So if Tourettes is not entirely a 'new' disease it is a disease that has expanded, exponentially, over the last 130 years, and particularly over the last 70 years. This is entirely typical of the many diseases that have been caused by conventional medicine, and pharmaceutical drugs.
Conventional medicine has no explanation for Tourettes, beyond pointing the finger at inheritance and genetics, and some vague comments about environmental agents. Yet conventional medicine knows full well (or they should know) that some of the drugs and vaccines they use have been implicated as a cause of Tourettes.
I have listed, and written about some of these drugs on my website, 'the Disease-Inducing-Affects of Pharmaceutical Drugs'. There are no doubt many more drugs being prescribed by doctors today that cause Tourettes, but which remain, as yet, unknown.
It is vaccines that are perhaps the drugs most implicated in Tourettes, which would explain not only the increased incidence of the disease, but the fact that it develops in childhood, with children who had hitherto developed normally and naturally.
If conventional medicine has not yet recognised the link between its drugs and Tourettes, lawyers certainly have. Many law firms in the USA are now advertising, offering to represent anyone with Tourettes when their condition developed shortly after receiving a vaccination!
The BBC radio programme was aghast that NICE (the National Institute for Clinical Excellence) has provided no guidelines for doctors about the treatment of Tourettes Syndrome. But the reason for this apparent neglect seems abundantly clear. Conventional medicine has no treatment for Tourettes! So perhaps it is somewhat unreasonable to expect them to provide guidance!
Yet Homeopathy does have treatment for Tourettes Syndrome. I have written about this in my 'Why Homeopathy?' website. Of course, the BBC, Tourettes Action, and conventional medicine has not heard about this. Or if they have they decided not to mention it!
So Tourettes sufferers do have somewhere to go. My advice on this blog is usually the same, with any condition. Homeopathy provides treatment options for every illness and disease, treatments that are safe, and invariably more effective than anything offered by conventional medicine. And in conditions like Tourettes, when conventional medicine has nothing to offer, patients have little to lose! And much to gain.