4 Natural remedies for OCD

Obsessive-compulsive disorder or OCD is a type of anxiety disorder where the person is filled with obsessive and/or compulsive thoughts and actions. After a diagnosis, your doctor may prescribe you medicines and therapy. Apart from that, there are also a few natural remedies for OCD:

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1. Exercise

Regular exercise can reduce OCD. A simple 30-minute walk can reduce the level of anxiety in a patient. Exercise also produces endorphins, known as the happy hormones, which help in keeping stress at bay and also reduce obsession and compulsion.

2. Meditation

Mindful meditation can help you avoid and control triggers. Spend 30 minutes every day meditating alone. If you are new to meditation, there are guided meditations available online that will take you through the process. Meditation calms the mind and reduces anxiety to a large extent.

3. Music therapy

Many studies have suggested the effect of music on depression and anxiety. Through music people with OCD get something else to focus on instead of their compulsive thoughts. It also helps them to redirect their thoughts entirely and reduce stress.

4. Acupuncture

Acupuncture may reduce OCD symptoms by increasing serotonin transmission. Acupuncture works by poking needles in specific parts of the body, relieving energy blocks, help calm the mind and reduce anxiety and return the body to its natural flow.

 

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