Testimonial on Facial Tics

This woman presented to our office 2 weeks ago with one of the worst facial tics I have ever seen.  Her face was constantly grimacing as I tried to take her history.  Her face would go into a huge muscle spasm/contortion and her eyes would squint closed, making it very difficult for her to drive and go to work.
All the doctors had to offer her was Xanax, which is highly addicting and doesn’t get to the root of the problem.
She was given herbs to pacify prana vata, which was extremely out of balance.  We gave Prakrit Cream to pull apana down.  She was also given magnesium to calm down the muscle spasms (and her nervous system).  And last, but not least, we put her on a program to help her regrow her friendly bacteria.  These “yoginis” as Vaidya calls them, actually make 95% of the neurotransmitters for the brain, so it’s almost impossible to calm and balance the brain without addressing this issue.
She bounced back so quickly!  Not only did her facial tic disappear in just one week, but she also had told me that before seeing us she couldn’t shut her brain down — she talked incessantly all day and couldn’t stop if she wanted to, and all night long she dreamed so much that she woke up exhausted every morning.
Her turnaround was amazing — she feels and looks so calm and now she is sleeping through the night with just normal dreams and she has actually lost the urge to talk so much and is enjoying the peace and tranquility that being silent can bring.
Thank you Vaidya for sharing your family tradition with us all so we can help so many people.  We sing your praises every day in my practice!
Dr. Marianne Teitelbaum




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  1. June Auret says

    I read with interest the testimonial of the women with facial tics. I too have this problem since childhood and would like help to rid myself of this. I understand it is an imbalace in Prana Vata and maybe Apana Vata. I am 68 years old and am predominntly Vata constitution. I live in New Zealand. Please advise what herbal product/treatment this women received and how I can receive same.
    With many thanks
    June Auret

  2. Dear June: thank you for your email. To address the imbalance of facial tics, you will need to not only follow the full protocol, but do so under the care of an ayurvedic expert who will guide you through the different stages of re-establishing balance. Since you live in New Zealand it will not be possible to see you in person, however, we would like to refer your to Dr. Marianne Teitelbaum who will be able to conduct an over-the-phone ayurvedic assessment and guide you through the different stages of the full protocol. Kindly contact her in Cinnaminson, New Jersey, at 1.856.786.3330. Thank you.

  3. Priya Mani says

    My 7 year old son has TICS. He has very bad neck jerking. Please help. I live in USA.

  4. Regards,
    My sister in law has the same issue with tics.. We stay in India…..she is in Punjab ….how can we b helped…..


    Please suggest

  5. You may consider scheduling a consultation with Dr. Teitelbaum: http://drmteitelbaum.com – SVA Customer Service Team

  6. Please consider scheduling a consultation with Dr. Marianne Teitelbaum: http://drmteitelbaum.com – SVA Customer Service Team

  7. mori leshem says

    do you have any recipes showing how to make the yogurt or the cultured coconut water? any other recommendations for the friendly bacteria? what about sauerkraut?
    thank you.

  8. Hi Mori, here is a video on our YouTube page regarding the Coconut Probiotic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27tvxxlSfsQ

    Sauerkraut is not recommended as it is acidic and heating, you can read Vaidya’s words here: https://www.svayurveda.com/q/

    As for yogurt, I can’t find an article right now but these instructions are excerpted from one of Vaidya’s audio files… Boil 1-2 cups milk, cool down to 103-105 degrees, add 1 tbsp. yogurt into glass jar, place on floor of oven overnight with pilot light on, ready to consume mid/late morning.

    Important to inoculate with live bacteria, if you don’t have good yogurt in your area, you can purchase yogurt starter from our online store: https://www.chandika.com/natren-yogurt-starter/

    Good luck!

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