Lifestyle and home remedies

Dystonia has no cure, but you can do a number of things to minimize its effects:

  • Sensory tricks to reduce spasms. Touching certain parts of your body may cause spasms to stop temporarily.
  • Stress reduction. Try to avoid stressful situations because stress tends to make your symptoms worse.
  • Heat or cold. Applying heat or cold can help ease muscle pain.

Coping and support

Living with dystonia can be difficult and frustrating. Your body might not always move as you would like, and you may be uncomfortable in social situations. You and your family might find it helpful to talk to a therapist or join a support group.