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.
The following herbal formulas are potentially useful in the process of treating obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd). For a complete list from our store with more details see our obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd) formula section.
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The following (1) acupuncture point may be useful for obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd). A subset of these could potentially be useful with acupressure stimulation and/or tongren therapy methods as well.
Generally treatment would be based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting points by function alone, (see general points selection rules.)