The Raleigh Acupuncture obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) treatment reduces obsessive thoughts, compulsive behavior, anxiety, depression, and stress. Acupuncture improves patient outcomes, quality of life, and health and works well in conjunction with therapy and medications.
What is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)?
Psychology Today defines OCD as “an anxiety disorder in which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, images, and sensations (obsessions) and engage in behaviors or mental acts in response to these thoughts or obsessions. Often the person carries out the behaviors to reduce the impact or get rid of the obsessive thoughts, but this only brings temporary relief. Not performing the obsessive rituals can cause great anxiety. A person’s level of OCD can be anywhere from mild to severe, but if left untreated, it can limit his or her ability to function at work or school or even to lead a comfortable existence at home or around others.”
How Does Acupuncture Help?
The Raleigh Acupuncture obsessive-compulsive disorder treatment has successfully treated OCD for years. Chinese medicine addresses all health conditions at the root level, including OCD. The root of this condition is anxiety, which we recognize as a Heart issue. By nourishing the heart, anxiety levels decrease. Acupuncture also reduces stress by boosting Liver function.
OCD patients often have weak digestion, a pattern diagnosis called Spleen qi deficiency in Chinese medicine. Acupuncture strengthens metabolism while restoring balance. The result is less obsessive thoughts and compulsive behavior.
Recent OCD Cases
We assess each patient to determine their specific imbalances, and treatments are customized to address them. For example, two recent cases of OCD treated in our clinic required different treatment strategies, and both saw dramatic improvement.
The first patient was emotionally sensitive, anxious, and prone to overthinking (compulsive thoughts). A random negative comment from a co-worker would send him into a tailspin for days. His acupuncture treatment focused on reducing anxiety and surrounding him with an emotional “hedge of protection” to safeguard his sensitive nature. After just four treatments, he felt significantly better.
The second case involved a woman who had a compulsive urge to flee stressful situations, making home and work life difficult. Her treatment strategy focused on reducing stress and bolstering her coping skills to manage stressful situations more effectively. Specifically, we selected acupuncture points to strengthen her liver function. In Chinese medicine, the liver is responsible for managing stress. In addition, acupuncture enabled her to make better progress with her talk therapy (with a counselor), resulting in less compulsive behavior.
Acupuncture Relieves OCD
The Raleigh Acupuncture obsessive-compulsive disorder treatment is natural, with no adverse side effects. All needles are sterile, single-use, and hair-thin. Treatments are relaxing – many of our patients fall asleep during their sessions.
Are you struggling with OCD? Is your current treatment not giving you the results you want? If that’s the case, try adding acupuncture into your treatment plan. We suggest coming once a week for four weeks. That’s enough time to experience the benefits of treatment. Then, if you like it, you can continue. We think you will be pleased with the results.