My son (Father & Grandfather) have it. I don't know about holistic but identifying and dealing with Sensory Integration problems help. They occurred causing his tics to be worse. Get a good Pediatrist familiar with TS. There are things that can be done in school to help call less attention to his tics & relieve him somewhat. The doctor wrote letters for me to give the school so they would allow him accommodations such as seating near the door or or allowing him a bathroom pass, so he could walk out of class to relieve his tics without calling attention. Being allowed to suck or chew on things in class (sour drops) helped him concentrate and having fidgets for his hands or paper to doodle on helped him. My son was tested for Sensory Integration disorder (common w/TS) and there were many things we could do to lessen his stress and his tics. Contact the National Tourette Syndrome (NTSA) to get more tips. I'm a board member.
at 5:21 PM on Apr. 2, 2011