Natural and Alternative Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Treatment Options

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Treatment {introduction}

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) falls into a general category of anxiety disorders. The main trait of OCD is a repetitive thoughts (obsessions) and/or actions (compulsions), such as counting, excessive hand washing, checking to see, for example, if you locked a door.

The condition ranges from mild to severe and can be debilitating. In some cases people may have to perform many, many rituals to even leave the house in the morning and others may develop conditions such as agoraphobia where they cannot even leave their house.

OCD does have some familial/genetic tendencies and usually comes out in children or young adults but can arise nearly anytime.

There are a host of treatments from a Chinese Medicine perspective and it is generally treated in similar terms as anxiety.

TCM Diagnostic Patterns Related to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Listed below are Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) diagnostic patterns that are commonly involved with this western medical condition/symptom. Properly applied, Chinese Medicine (including acupuncture and herbal medicine) treats patterns not individual symptoms/conditions which may better account for the range of symptoms often experienced by individuals. Pattern diagnosis/treatment is a crucial part of using Chinese Medicine for disease prevention instead of focusing on solely symptomatic treatments as is somewhat more common in western medicine. For more on this concept, please read What Does Acupuncture Treat? Or Treating the "Cause" and not the "Symptoms".

There are no tcm differential pattern diagnoses listed for this pattern at this time.


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Acupuncture Treatment Protocols

Listed below are articles describing related TCM diagnoses and acupuncture treatment points. These generally require an understanding of basic TCM Theory, however, general readers may find the protocols illustrative of how Chinese Medicine views and treats this condition.

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Forum posts related to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

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  • Rocko's picture
    Submitted On Fri, 03/28/2014 - 10:44am
    Contributor ~ Rocko

    Hi,

    I've had Acupuncture for many years.

    Recently I've begun to understand that some of the real sick headaches I get may be caused by heat being trapped in the body.

    I cannot tolerate bright sunny days, Full Moons...

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  • megafocused's picture
    Submitted On Thu, 03/18/2010 - 7:55am
    Contributor ~ megafocused

    Hi

    I was told that acupunture is a good way of realesing anger/suppressed anger. Can you tell me if this is the case and what to expect - will i feel more angry while the energy is being retored etc or will i not notice

    Comments on this post (8)

  • megafocused's picture
    Submitted On Wed, 02/24/2010 - 12:07pm
    Contributor ~ megafocused

    Hi,

    Can OCD be treated with Acupunture ?? Also are there Acupressure points that you can recommend using to treat the symptoms at home

    Comments on this post (1)

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    Acupuncture Points for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

    Below you will find acupuncture points relevant to this condition. The points listed below are by no means the only relevant points, rather we list empirical or commonly used points as well as those applicable to use with acupressure as a self-help remedy.


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    TCM Herbs and Formulas for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

    TCM Herbal Formulas for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

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    Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbs for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

    Below you will find Traditional Chinese Medicine herbs relevant to this condition. See our TCM Herbal Database for more details.

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    Western Herbs and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Medical Information

    Western herbs for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

    Below you will find Western herbs relevant to this condition. See our Western Herbal Database for more details.

    There are no western herbs listed for this condition at this time.

    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) - Western Medicine Information

    Below you will find general Western Medicine information relevant to this condition.