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Acupuncture Today – February, 2021 (Vol. 22, Issue 02)

Treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder With TCM

With so much about OCD still unknown, is a potential treatment right under our noses?

Nadiya Melnyk, DAOM, LAc
Anxiety is a perfectly normal reaction to stress. It's a physical and psychological coping device, heightening responses and preparing the body for flight, fight or freeze. It helps us cope, uncomfortable as it might be. However, when anxiety morphs into an excessive and irrational dread of everyday situations – the things all people must cope with as the cost of everyday life – it can become a crippling psychological disorder. 

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