Jesse wrote:unfortunately, exercise only worsens the problem. It seems that exciting the body also excites the mind. Exercising when i feeling good, does help prevent episodes, though. Also unfortunately there aren't any techniques that actually work for ocd, with the exception of meditation which results in thoughts becoming very 'transparent', if that makes sense. Normally thoughts are very solid and what-not, if I can meditate and reach a state where the thoughts more or less pass though and never touch my mind, that works.. but that's a very hard thing to do. (for me.)
I see a psychiatrist for help with medications, but honestly there isn't much they can do for OCD except manage the symptoms.. it's sort of frustration and depressing. I'm not sure if conversation therapy would be helpful, but im doubtful of it. To be honest, lately I've been pretty frustrated and angry with my condition, im sick of dealing with it.Yantra yoga and bimala or agar-35 help with such rlung disorders.
I'm not very fit, so I think yoga's out of the question haha.. as for the medicines.. do they actually help?I have in the past been prescribed both Zoloft and Xanax for these sorts of problems, but I found the side effects so bad I dropped them.
I agree about the side effects, I've had to yo-yo the dosage of my SSRI to get the best benefit / less side effects.. it's hard.
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Soar wrote:Well, you dont start of feeling your energy. It takes a lot time to really feel your qi, but it is not necessary, you start with just becoming more aware of your body, and you can know you are grounding your energy not by directly feeling it but becasue you start to feel more relaxed and comfortably energised after donig the exercises.
Qigong and yoga are simply very intelligent forms of exercise. You can do both very well without feeling energy at all, you work with precise body alignments and controlled movements and this is enough to get the majority of health benefits. For example, you learn to recognise that you have lots of tension in your neck and shoulders and then you do the exercies to retrain your body to relax instead of being tense and this then improves your everyday posture so your energy flows better. Lots of things like this add up and eventually your energy becomes more coordinated and doesn't cause or fuel your OCD.
Jesse wrote:Well it makes sense the way you explain it here. I am firmilar with body relaxing techniques. When they REALLY work well, it completely changes your mood, emotional state and everything. Difference is night and day.. That un-relaxed stiff state also seems to be when my OCD is worst, so you may have a point. Like after a good meditation session, when your entire body/mind is relaxed, your muscles, even your thoughts are relaxed. I wish I had a button to just turn that state on.
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Just regulate it based on if you are accumulating too much heat or not.
If meditation seems to have a beneficial effect perhaps you should also check out form of the mindfulness-based therapies. I am thinking particularly of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) or mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). These both take a mindful approach to dealing with destructive thought patterns. Both systems have a lot of medical literature to back them up now. ACT, apparently, has been very successful in helping people deal with anxiety disorders and with depression. It might also be useful with OCD. A good place to start with ACT, in my opinion, could be Russ Harris' book "The Happiness Trap".
A healthy meditator stops feeding an intrusive thought with attention and it runs out of steam. I would think there is a physical component and it is not caused by neurotransmitter imbalance. So many ailments of neorons and nerves can now be traced to inflammation it will likely replace the serontogenic model. In the meantime watch your diet for foods that promote inflammatory reactions and seem to worsen your condition. Start with an elimination diet and a journal. Keep up with the research. Immunology and molecular biology are exploding right now. Doing things like taking 18,000 patients with an ailment and comparing them to a few hundred thousand healthy individuals and comparing roughly 7.2 million mapped genes. Needles in haystacks are being found monthly now. Causation of mental disorders may be close.
Do you have any other health problems?
Well I have been doing the whole mindfulness thing for a few years at this point, since I started out on TNH Books. I may look into it, I've read all about the whole mindfulness / CBT Combination.. seem's like I already use some of the same strategies.
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