The World Health Organisation has listed OCD amongst the ten most debilitating illnesses in terms of loss of income and decreased quality of life.
There are many forms that OCD can take, the most common symptoms are repetitive, intrusive and unwelcome thoughts, images, impulses and doubts which sufferers find hard to ignore. It is these thoughts that often cause the person to perform repetitive compulsions in order to relieve themselves of the obsessions and fear.
Traditional 5 Element Acupuncturist – Paul Adkins, has a particular interest in this area and has helped many sufferers to take control of this debilitating condition:
‘I came to see Paul for an unrelated problem, but whilst talking to him I found myself opening up about having OCD. It was such a relief to finally talk to someone about it, after years of hiding it away. Paul understood exactly what I was talking about and didn’t think I was nuts! I knew that the consultation was completely confidential, so I felt relaxed talking about it.
Over the next few weeks he put together a treatment plan specifically for me and gradually OCD stopped ruling my life. I think it will always be there, but finally I feel more in control of it, rather than the other way around and that has totally changed my life.
Thank you Paul.’
For more information about obsessive compulsive disorder please visit the leading national charity OCD-UK
To book a free, confidential consultation to discover if acupuncture treatment can help you, please call Paul on 01872 274774.