Conference for Tics, OCD, Depression Gives Natural Treatment Options

Conference for tics, tourettes, OCD, and depression to be held in Dallas. Professionals, physicians, and families are all welcome to attend the conference on Natural Treatments for Tourette Syndrome, Tics, OCD, and Depression sponsored by the Association for Comprehensive NeuroTherapy (ACN). This first ever natural treatments conference for tics will be held May 23-24. Folks who register by March 1 will receive a discount for early registry.

The conference for tics is being sponsored by ACN. ACN is a nonprofit organization that explores advanced and alternative treatments for anxiety like the use of kratom, autism, ADHD, depression, OCD, tic disorders, Tourette syndrome, and learning disabilities. Participants at the conference for tics, Tourette syndrome, OCD, and depression can expect to learn about successful treatment programs and approaches plus there is a class on what is an intervention.

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Speakers will discuss biochemistry, environmental factors,  homeopathic therapies, the possible need to treat gastrointestinal systems (dysbiosis). The conference for tics will also cover information about treating bacterial and viral infections, the use of special diets to alleviate symptoms of motor tics, and nutritional supplement therapies.

Families attending the conference for tics, Tourettes, OCD, and depression will get a tremendous amount of information about treatments for these disorders. Physicians will take advantage of a separate day-long physician training program on Sunday, May 24. Seating is limited to 30 physicians so doctors are encouraged to register early. Feel free to print the following brochure at:

Scheduled Speakers at Conference for Tics and Tourette Syndrome

  • William Shaw, PhD is a keynote speaker at the conference for tics, OCD, and Depression in Dallas. Dr. Shaw has a doctorate in biochemistry and human physiology from the Medical University of South Carolina. He is board certified in clinical chemistry and toxicology by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry. He has supervised large endocrinology, nutritional biochemistry, and toxicology and immunology departments in positions at the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Smith Kline Laboratories in Atlanta. He was director of clinical chemistry, endocrinology and toxicology at Children’s Mercy Hospital, the teaching hospital of the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Shaw is now the director of The Great Plains Laboratory, Inc. in Lenexa, Kansas. Attendees at the conference for tics and other neurological disorders can meet with Dr. Shaw after his lecture. His laboratory specializes in testing for Autism Spectrum Disorders and metabolic disorders. He is the author of the book Biological Treatments for Autism and PDD.
  • Dr. Albert Robbins, DO is also scheduled to speak at the conference for tics and other neurological disorders. He is board certified in occupational-environmental medicine, and preventive medicine by the American Board of Environmental Medicine and the American Osteopathic Board of Preventive Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine and past editor of The Environmental Physician. He is in Florida-based private medical practice at Dr. Robbins contributed to the book Tics and Tourette syndrome by Sheila Rogers with a featured chapter on environmental medicine and natural therapies. He specializes in dietary management, the role of allergy and the immune system in neurologic disorders, and the importance of environmental factors in the development and treatment of Tourette syndrome, OCD, depression, and related disorders.
  • Sheila Rogers, MS, is the organizer for this conference on tics and other neurological disorders. She is the founder and director of the international non-profit Association for Comprehensive Neuro Therapy and author of the Amazon best-selling book on Tourette syndrome: Natural Treatments for Tics and Tourette’s: A Patient and Family Guide (title of updated edition, October 2008). She is also the editor of Latitudes Online and contributor to Better Brains, Naturally. Rogers is the advisory board member for Health Journal Television hosted by General Alexander Haig. Rogers lives with her husband in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
  • Shula Edelkind offers a very personal perspective for this conference on tics, Tourette syndrome, OCD and depression. She is the current webmaster and research librarian of the Feingold Organization website. She finds and shares medical studies on the connection of diet, health, and behavior. Edelkind studied bio-psychology, graduating magna cum laude from Agnes Scott College in 1998. Many years ago, when Edelkind’s second child became a behavior problem, she followed doctor’s orders: she took parenting courses and put him on stimulant medications. When he developed severe symptoms of Tourette Syndrome (TS) they abruptly stopped the medications. One day Shula saw a TV show on the Feingold diet. While she didn’t have much hope that it would help her son’s behavior and tics, she tried it. Remarkably, within four days her son was behaviorally normal and within months there were no tics. Her son has been in permanent remission for 27 years.
  • Denise Tarasuk, ND is in private practice in California. Denise offers the audience at this conference for tics and other neurological disorders an alternative view. Tarasuk practices the Defeat Autism Now protocol. She received her doctoral degree in naturopathic medicine from the SW College of Naturopathic Medicine and Science in Tempe, Arizona. A registered nurse for 18 years, Tarasuk specialized in surgery and did both post-doctoral work and a clinical homeopathic residency in India. Since 1999, Dr. Tarasuk has operated a family naturopathic practice, focusing on the natural treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders. She takes a holistic approach in treating children with autism, Asperger’s syndrome, ADD, Tourette syndrome and sensory integration disorders. Dr. Tarasuk combines homeopathy, nutrition, botanical, and biomedical medicine.
  • Constantine Kotsanis, MD is board certified in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) by the American Board of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery and is a fellow in the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. He has practiced in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area for a quarter of a century, and specializes in treating autism and learning/behavior disorders. Dr. Kotsanis has practiced metabolic medicine and has also earned the designation of certified clinical nutritionist (CCN). He has training in homeopathy, acupuncture, neural therapy, and other forms of energy medicine. His treatments incorporate nutrition, homeopathy, oxidative and botanical medicine and various other methods. According to, participants at the conference for tics and other neurological disorders can speak with Dr. Kotsanis after his lecture. The foundation of many of his treatments is the cleansing and healing of the digestive tract to allow proper absorption of nutrients.
  • Siegfried Othmer, PhD is the chief scientist of the EEG Institute and president of the Brian Othmer Foundation. Dr. Othmer has published on EEG feedback in application to the ADHD spectrum, mental retardation, addiction recovery, bipolar disorder, and chronic pain management, among other topics. Active in aerospace research for some twenty years before he and his wife turned their attention to the frontier of neurofeedback, he switched gears when his children were diagnosed with neurological impairments.
  • Scot Ferrell will motivate participants at the conference for tics with his inspirational story. He is a writer, speaker, radio and television guest who educates the public on psychological disorders. He utilizes a process he discovered while struggling with his own bipolar disorder. Ferrell currently lives a symptom- and episode-free life. He is a personal coach/consultant to individual and family clients overwhelmed with the management of their psychological disorders. Ferrell is the founder and chairman of Whole Person Concepts, a non-profit organization that teaches businesses, community, religious, and educational leaders how to successfully assist their personnel with their illnesses. He is also one of the principal owners of Q320, LLC, the company that produces “The Success Guide” branded products.
  • Doug Kaufmann, known by many as “1 Fungi”, took  interest in the ability of fungus to cause disease began in 1971 upon coming home from Vietnam. Doug was ill and doctors turned to medications in their efforts to help him recover, but the symptoms escalated and he took it upon himself to study and eventually find “the cause.” Doug had been exposed to a poisonous fungus while overseas, something his doctors had never considered. Unfortunately, this same fate is suffered by many people today as the medical community is quick to prescribe, but acknowledge that “the cause” of most disease eludes them. As evidenced by the popularity of his website,, and national television show, Know The Cause, fungal diseases are among the most under diagnosed in this country. Kaufmann has authored seven books that educate readers on better understanding the cause of their health problems and urges the use of safe supplements and dietary changes to eradicate most fungal infections.

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Conference for Tics Participants on Special Diets:

I have contacted the American Airlines Training Center to inquire about the food service. Folks attending the conference for tics will be dining at the Royal Coachman Food Court, a self-serve food-court with daily offerings from stations featuring pasta, pizza, deli-sandwiches, cook-to-order grill, ‘hot line,’ Mexican, soup and salad bars, a different-every-day specialty station and dessert display. Those eating special diets will find several options at the ‘very liberal’ salad bar, off of the grill, and main course items and vegetables in the ‘hot line’. The facility does not have a separate kitchen for gluten free dining, and guests should specifically ask for a clean grill and utensils for food preparation if it is required. The hotel also offers ‘European’ sized rooms (small) that do not have refrigerators or microwaves. Coffee makers are available and there is a communal microwave in various lounge rooms near the guest room corridors.

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