There’s some famous soccer player who had a serious bout of OCD for a very long time you might know him, his name is David Beckham and he’s quoted as saying this:
“I’ve got this obsessive compulsive disorder where I have to have everything in a straight line or everything has to be in pairs. I’ll put my Pepsi cans in the fridge and if there’s one too many then I’ll put it in another cupboard somewhere. “I’ll go into a hotel room and before I can relax, I have to move all the leaflets and all the books and put them in a drawer. Everything has to be perfect.”
Thanks to David for sharing this with The Anxiety Guy blog… Just kidding I grabbed it from somewhere but anyway!
The question is can you control OCD with natural types of treatments? Sure, I mean why not! There are a number of effective natural OCD treatments available for those who are now sick of their obsessions and compulsions. You don’t need to run from one therapist to another asking for help anymore, because you just stumbled onto the answers right here! Take a look:
Auto-Suggestion – Positive re-affirmations are highly effective in treating OCD and other such mental disorders. If the patient has any problem in reiterating the affirmations time and again, there is an option of recording them on tape and playing them on frequently. Expressions could be something like : “I release my past; I am now peaceful and secure” or “I am in total control over my whole self – my thoughts, my body, my spirit! This form of self-reassurance is extremely effective in battling anxiety disorders, however grave it may appear to be!
Aroma therapy – People who are challenged by OCD are usually guided by anxiety and unexplained jitteriness. To be able to overcome this anxiety, patients may try effective aromatherapy techniques. There are certain essential oils that have uplifting, relaxing and calming properties. Rosemary, lavender and chamomile are the most commonly used oils while treating people with mental disorders. These oils may be diffused in the air or used as inhalants, or even used as massage oils.
Acupressure – There are certain pressure points in the body which when pressed properly release certain sensations. These sensations help a person to forget all the worldly tensions. The person experiences absolute calmness of mind, body and soul.
Yoga – Kundalini yoga is a very old technique to ward off unnecessary anxiety and restlessness. I began with Kundalini yoga a few years back towards the end of my anxiety disorder, and have been addicted ever since.
Color therapy – Radiating specific colors for a certain time period can actually produce wonders and almost instantaneous results. I was a skeptic for years until my endless research concluded that this stuff really does work! Here’s a quick guide!
- Blue – 30 minutes
- Yellow – 10 minutes
- Green – 10 minutes
Massage – Body massages are always very relaxing and soothing. For OCD patients who face physical rigidity, a good massage can bring much needed relief and respite.
Spirituality – People who are dealing with OCD must definitely take the road towards spirituality and meditation. This will help to calm down their senses and bodies. Meditation can be set to lilting music/ rhythm so as to make the whole experience lively and interesting.
OCD might have overpowered the lives of a zillion people around the world; the good news is that the problem is curable.
For all the patients of OCD and their families, there is no need to give way to despair! What’s interesting is the fact that the disorder is not only curable but very easily curable. The person does not have to undergo a knife surgery. There is no need to undergo complicated sessions with a psychiatric. There are no difficult-to-pronounce medicines required to be popped in.
All that a person needs to do is indulge in very simple or rather very interesting techniques like aroma therapy, breathing exercises, self assurance techniques etc. The basic idea is to calm down the anxious mind. OCD is nothing but over-anxiety. If this anxiety can be controlled, the problem gets solved there and then!
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