Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (O.C.D)

We all have moments when we check something once, or twice, just to “make sure.” Individuals with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, or OCD, often have the strong desire to check things repeatedly, and / or create routines and rituals that must be followed strictly. Sometimes individuals have repeated thoughts or feelings.The recurring thoughts or feelings are called obsessions. In order to cope with or process these obsessions, a person with OCD may develop various routines or rituals (compulsions).The main concept with OCD is that these obsessions and compulsions limit the way the individual lives their life, and the OCD is distressing to them.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is one of the oldest forms of medicine and can also offer an alternative treatment to help OCD with the effects of drugs.In Traditional Chinese Medicine, OCD is considered to be caused by an imbalance of the kidneys. When kidneys are not functioning properly, the body and mind can become stressed.Acupuncture works by the specific placement of needles on different points throughout the body. These points work to release blockages in the body and return the body back to its natural flow and as a result, back to health. Acupuncture is known to lower stress and anxiety levels and calm the mind. When this happens, a person is less likely to have compulsive tendencies.
References
http://www.intmedsolutions.com/blog/acupuncture-for-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-managing-ocd-naturally/http://www.thriveholistics.com/acupuncture-ocd/

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Name Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (O.C.D) Categories Mental Disorders