- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Acupuncture

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Acupuncture

Obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD, ranks among the most common mental health issues. Most people experience some OCD behaviours, but keep these in balance with daily life. When OCD occurs with greater intensity, it damages daily life. A stressful, traumatic or chronic stressful situation can raise anxiety to a point where the OCD can control the person and the way they live their life, which can be overpowering.

OCD is a type of anxiety disorder, as a result of this obsessive, intrusive thoughts, people with the disorder feel compelled to repeat particular patterns of behavior. With repetition includes activities like checking on things over and over or cleaning to excess, being irrationally afraid of germs, and washing hands until the skin is raw and sore, and many more situations individual to each person. These behaviors can cause isolation from other people, secrecy, increased anxiety.

Often experience an onset of symptoms come childhood or teen years. These symptoms possibly came and went for some time before returning with life-altering intensity.

Traditional five element acupuncture is one of the oldest forms of medicine and can also offer an alternative treatment or/and alongside western medical treatments. Acupuncture may help with coping with your OCD and assist with the effects of medication taken and hopefully in conjunction with GP or consultant reduces the need for so much or any medication. Acupuncture can help with the underlying problems that cause the OCD, supporting you to overcome some of the triggers that worsen problems and finding coping systems to reduce difficult times and hopefully reduce the occurrence of low times. Traditional five element acupuncture works with each person on all levels of the body, mind, and spirit caring for each individual’s needs and circumstances, we all respond differently to life’s challenges so we all need to be treated differently. In the long term traditional five element acupuncture can be used as a preventative treatment to reduce occurrences of problems and as a support.

For more information and Help Contact Hannah on; –https://www.southwellacupuncture.co.uk/contact/

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