*Update to How We Helped Alleviate Verbal & Motor Tics Naturally – June 2018* Since I’ve received so many inquiries about the post, I wanted to share a quick update. The main question has been – “is it still working?” Yes – the blend is still going strong 4 years later! I truly wrote this post out of appreciation and gratefulness for finding a solution for our son tics. I wanted to share our personal experience so others (who were feeling hopeless) knew there was possibly another solution that might work for them. 🙂
How We Helped
Alleviate Verbal & Motor Tics Naturally
By age 2 our son, J, was showing signs of a tic disorder. While we didn’t get a diagnosis until age 4 (after being very persistent), I already knew in my heart what our son was dealing with. I have a very close family member who suffers from Tourette Syndrome, and it causes involuntary motor, and sometimes verbal tics. This genetic disorder is more dominant in males, and unfortunately, there is no cure.
J will be 7 years old in 2 weeks, and while he has become accustomed to the tics, he has surprisingly never asked “why” he has them. As parents, we have made the decision to carry on as normal and not bring up the tics or give them a “voice.” He is an exceptionally bright child with a lot of love to give, and see no reason to make a big deal of his tic disorder.
A friend of mine is what I would call a Young Living expert. She is very knowledgeable about essential oils and how these can be used in a variety of ways for natural wellness. She knows that I prefer a non-medicated route for my family or homeopathic lifestyle.
So, when she kept insisting that I try YL essential oils I decided to lean in. After a sleepless night of worrying about J’s tics, I found myself online researching essential oils and tics and came across a video of a child who uses a blend of YL oils to help his motor tics. At that moment, I knew there was nothing to lose. With a bit of skepticism, I ordered the necessary essential oils for the blend and the Premium Starter Kit.