Nervous tics include the rapid, recurrent and uniform movements which occurs involuntarily. These movements can include eye blinking, lip movements, head and neck twitching, the movements of other body parts, throat clearing and coughing. The age of onset of nervous tics is in childhood and adolescence. Nervous tics are not basically treated but sometimes they decrease or increase.
The causes of nervous tics outbreak can be noted as genetic predisposition, brain dysfunction in some areas, stimulants and amphetamines. Stress can also worsen the severity of nervous tics. Some comorbid diseases such as OCD and ADHD may also lead in nervous tics. Also low birth weight, difficult delivery and some pregnancy problems increase the risk of nervous tics in the future.
Nervous tics cannot be absolutely cured. The treatment of comorbidities, relaxing, psychological methods for individuals and family can be effective in reducing nervous tics.
- Acupuncture can help controlling nervous tics
- Acupuncture improves OCD and ADHD, reduces anxiety and have a number of treatments for muscle relaxation
- Both the body and ear acupuncture are effective in treating nervous tics