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Understanding Tourette's Syndrome

Tourette's is a very misunderstood clinical disorder that is categorized as having an unknown cause and unreliable therapies. Below we explain Savoir Faire's approach and treatment plans for Tourette's Syndrome and contrast it to the traditional medical approach for Tourette's Syndrome.

What is Tourette's?
Tourette's Protocols

Savoir Faire's
Approach to Tourette's

What is Tourette's Syndrome?

Savoir faire has approached Tourette's Syndrome as a severe case of dysautonomia. Through years of chiropractic experience and research Dr. Murphy has learned to identify and correct a specific skull and spine misalignment that may trigger many of the symptoms of Tourette's Syndrome and other disorders.

Dysautonomia is a medical term that refers to a group of medical conditions that affect the autonomic nervous system. Dysautonomia can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetic mutations, autoimmune disorders, infections, or trauma. The autonomic nervous system (ANS) controls many involuntary bodily functions such as blood pressure, heart rate, and digestion. The ANS is broken down into two subparts called the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) and the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS). These two systems work in tandem to balance the body's physiology during states of changing body demands.

The SNS is the branch of the ANS responsible for maintaining homeostasis in the body. The SNS is incredibly important, since it is responsible for many different key physiological processes and behaviors, such as maintaining the fight-or-flight response, preparing the body for physical activity, and regulating heart rate. As such, it is vital that the SNS is working properly. When your SNS is working properly it helps you maintain a clear head and focus on the task at hand. It also helps you deal with stress by causing your body to release adrenaline which makes you feel safe. When your SNS malfunctions significant changes in behavior ensue. The body is unable to handle stressful situations very well and it will overreact causing the body and mind to feel out of control. Patients with SNS malfunctions report experiencing anxiety and panic attacks.

Normally the PNS is functioning 80% of the time and the SNS is called into action 20% of the time. The skull and spine misalignment interferes with the PNS (rest, digest, and heal branch), therefore allowing the SNS (fight, flight, or freeze branch), to run unchecked. Uncorrected, the body lives in a state of panic, irrational fear, and physiological exhaustion. Savoir Faire protocol focuses on chiropractic adjustment to correct the misalignment and employs a mixed science approach to help achieve homeostasis. 

Savoir Faire's Treatment Protocols for Tourette's Syndrome

Our treatment has been an amazingly successful chiropractic protocol, which "switches ON" the parasympathetic (rest, digest and heal) function of the nervous system. A huge shift in patient's severity of symptoms usually accompanies the first few days of treatment.

Chiropractic adjustments coupled with training exercises and therapies, help calm, control, and honor the role of the sympathetic nervous system (fight, flight or freeze) allowing it to play a logical role in protecting us under stressful situations. Our Savoir Faire Medical staff assists in providing sustainable dietary recommendations that focus on removing substances which irritate the nervous system. The Savoir Faire team pays particular attention to artificial sweeteners- which tend to exacerbate symptoms and signs of Tourette's and associated disorders.

When our patient's history indicates coordination with their physicians, our team reaches out to their office to synchronize a plan to take the patient off all medications related to the Tourette's disorder. Resonance, frequency, and auto-suggestion also cool off the self-destructive loop of negative self-image and self-destructive thought that accompany this disorder.

Is Tourette's Syndrome a lifelong condition?

Savoir Faire believes patients with Tourette's Syndrome do not need to suffer with lifelong symptoms. Our protocol can address the signs and symptoms to restore balance to the body and mind.


At Savoir Faire our team has been trained by Dr. Francis X Murphy, the developer of the Tourette's protocol. Our team each participate in the patient's education, training, and healing outcomes. Chiropractic, nursing, physical medicine and various physical and mental exercises all play into our "KNOW HOW".

Lifelong Condition?
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