OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) Natural Remedies

OCD is an emotional condition where certain thoughts star for several hours to months and a person can’t get rid of the thoughts, feeling compelled to act on ideas. The causes may come from emotional trauma triggered recently or from the past. This is a person’s particular defense mechanism for stress.

Modern medicine treats OCD with drugs that must be used for a lifetime (they create dependency) because they only work to relieve symptoms. They are often used in conjunction with various psychological therapies. Medications will have side effects which leads the sufferer to stop taking them. Results vary.

From the natural perspective, we can control symptoms to some degree with herbs. I have found success using homeopathics when under constitutional care. I would use a combination of natural therapies with guidance form a counselor or other qualified health practitioners. Only alter medications under medical supervision. Also change your diet to eliminate alcohol, tobacco, coffee, black tea and sodas.

Take advice and observations of your partner and friends to gauge the extent of behaviors.

For other helpful options see Anxiety, Stress & Exhaustion, and Depression.

Disclaimer: some drugs and herbs should not be combined.

Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body’s ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results — your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.

Natural Healing Protocol

Herbs for Obsessive Compulsive

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

The following herb combinations are directed toward calming the mind and feeding the nerves. Single herbs are not usually used as you must be very accurate to an individual.

Dave’s Positive Mind Formula – a collection of herbs that work to help you confront emotions. Formula is Radix Polygala Tennifoliae, Albizzia, Flos Lonicerae Japonicea, Red Sandalwood, Blue violet, Lavender, Squawvine herb. .

Dave’s Mood Formula – add this to Positive Mind to help the body deal with stress more effectively. These herbs feed the nerves and calm the heart and mind. Formula is Melissa (Lemon balm), Hops, Mistletoe, Bitter Orange, Peppermint, Valerian.

Cell Salts to Help with Obsessive Compulsive

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

#6 Kali Phos 6X – depression, nerve weakness
#9 Nat mur 6X – cause is grief, often checks locks and doors
#12 Silicea 6X – with timidity and fears

OCD Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

Natrum muriaticum (#1) – obsessive about being in control and being isolated. Wanting to protect themselves they check locks for fear of robbers. Caused by lost love or chronic grief and depression.

Anacardium – violent, angry, cursing. Feels a duality of personality. Delusions of being pursued by the law. High sex drive.

Argentum nit – fears of heights and in front of groups. Strange fears of bridges. Loquacious. Fears of hospitals, elevators, doctors, dentists, flying.

Arsenicum album – obsessive about appearance. Wants hours drawers and closets organized. Fears of debilitating chronic diseases.

Calc carb – obsessed about social problems and rears of earthquakes and other natural disasters. Obesity, cold hands and feet.

Carcinosin – fears of cancer, taking tests. Rebellious from everyone’s high expectations. Obsesses about disease for self and family.

Hyoscyamus – obsessive about sex, obscene gesturing, quarrelsome. Twitching muscles. Picks at fingers, clothes. Caused by grief or disappointed love.

Ignatia – emotional breakdown from stress and grief. This is expressed in sighing. Weeping. Extremely romantic, depressed, conflicted. Guilt.

Medorrhinum – memory weakness. Time passes too slowly. Hurried, anxious, wild feelings. Depression, suicidal thoughts.

Natrum sulph – caused by head injuries. Depression, anger, negativity, suicidal. Music causes depression. Alternatives emotionally from high to low.

Nux vomica – time passes too slowly. Feels angry, irritable, desires stimulants. Suicidal or homicidal impulse.

Platinum met – arrogance, nymphomania, alternates with depression or physical problems. Inappropriate laughter. Sensation of objects seem smaller, seem separated from family.

Pulsatilla – fears of abandonment, indecisive, high sex drive. Fears of burglars, the dark, mirrors. Religious delusions, and claustrophobic.

Silicea – fears of needles or sharp objects. Low self esteem. Oversensitivity to noises. Suicidal. Mental sharpness.

Staphysagria – victim of humiliation, rape, abuse, etc. Passionate, feelings of guilt and shame. Chronic cystitis. May obsess about sex.

Veratrum album – religious delusions. Indifferent, hangs head, wants to be alone. Delusions of impending doom. Cursing, emotional instability. Praying constantly, sexual mania.


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