In this OCD natural treatment section, I will start posting questions and answers about this therapy. I hope you will not rush through it because education is a fundamental step to your success.
WHY DO YOU ADVICE TO USE SEVERAL HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES INSTEAD OF JUST ONE REMEDY?
As you already know from the program, classical homeopaths work on picking just one remedy for you. It is the remedy that will do the most to your condition. He or she will do a thorough examination of your symptoms. Then, a remedy that is suppose to target all your symptoms will be selected. Unfortunately, my program is not equipped with any tools to evaluate all your symptoms. However, I take a very simple approach. I will tell you the names of most effective remedies that are used to treat OCD, and I will show you how to use them. You just need to experiment with them to find two or three remedies that will do the most to reduce your symptoms dramatically. Based on all my experience, it is much easier to find three remedies that can treat very successfully your condition rather than one remedy that will "cure" you.
WHY DOESN'T YOUR PROGRAM UTILIZE ANY HERBS?
I do not like the use of any herbs because herbs often act as conventional medications. They can cause severe side effects. It takes a long time for them to produce even a tiny benefit. This benefit always lasts as long as a person uses them.
DO YOU ADVOCATE THE USE OF VITAMINS/MINERALS?
Yes, I do. There are some certain vitamins and minerals that can have a very calming effect on a person. I am in favor of using B Complex vitamins. In particular, B1 vitamin can help greatly as it is considered to be a "stress" vitamin. I also advocate using Magnesium because the lack of it can cause many conditions, including OCD.
IS THIS A CURE FOR OCD?
A habit that has been fueled with anxiety cannot be cured. However, this program will provide you with the most effective tools to deal with this condition as many habits can be eventually unlearned or reduced greatly in their occurrence.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO USE EFT IN THIS PROGRAM?
Although I tried to use a wide variety of energy medicine techniques, I found EFT to be the most successful technique that can be used to target various aspects of this condition. We can all divide a very complex problem, such as OCD, into smaller components and target effectively various thoughts, feelings and behaviors with EFT.
IS EFT A NEW OCD NATURAL TREATMENT TECHNIQUE?
When I began to use it for this condition as well as stuttering over a decade ago, it was considered to be new. Right now, some new techniques evolved from EFT. For instance, some people prefer to use BSFF instead of EFT because it does not involve any tapping. It saves time and produces results. I can personally attest these new techniques work too. However, I would prefer if people would become accustomed to using EFT first before they "progress" to using something new. One cannot underestimate the importance of using the basics to target this condition first.
WHICH FLOWER ESSENCE THERAPY IS MORE EFFECTIVE?
This program advices people to use both Australian Flower Essence Therapy and Bach Flower Essence Therapy. However, there are many other flower essence therapies that exist today. I tried, for instance, North American Flower Essence Therapy with very limited success. Thus, I do not mention it in the program. Australian flower essences, in my opinion, are more powerful than Bach flower essences because they typically deal with physical aspects of this condition. However, Bach flower essences can bring a gentle healing as well because they deal more with mental issues, such as one's thoughts. I believe both therapies should be used periodically to bring a type of healing that a person wants to see from alternative medicine therapies.
WHY DO YOU HAVE SUCH A NEGATIVE OPINION ON USING HERBS?
I personally have nothing against using herbs. My main problem is that using herbs is similar to using conventional medications. A person has to use them a long time to see any benefits. They produce serious and unpleasant side effects. Lastly, when a person stops using herbs, any benefits obtained from the treatment are gone. On the other hand, homeopathic remedies aim for a total and permanent healing without producing side effects.
SHOULDN'T A PERSON GET TESTED FIRST BEFORE USING ANY VITAMINS TO SEE WHICH ONE HE OR SHE IS LACKING?
Of course, it is always good to get tested if a person has a vitamin/mineral deficiency. However, not many people can afford to have official tests to be done. The best test is how one feels after using some vitamin/mineral for a while. If a person feels there was an improvement in his condition's symptoms, then it is very likely he needed this vitamin/mineral in the first place. Again, this is my personal opinion on this subject.