OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder




If you are suffering from anxiety, you are not alone. It's not talked about in the media very much but anxiety is the most common mental health issue in our community and almost 1 in 7 people suffer from it. 


Sufferers from anxiety cope with it in all sorts of ways, and some of those ways are classified in the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) spectrum. 


For more details about OCD and how it is often treated, click here




How Can The Body Guard Help



The Body Guard Clinic specializes in anxiety and stress reduction. We cover areas that include depression and general anxiety disorder, and particularly the treatment of OCD and the associated spectrum disorders. The treatment of OCD was the field for Christine's Masters Thesis at RMIT University.    


We believe that the best way of addressing OCD is through concurrent treatment of by a psychologist using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and a naturopath overseeing an individualized nutritive therapy protocol. 



Nutritional Therapy


Nutritional therapy has a significant history in the treatment of anxiety disorders. It has very few side affects, is not addictive and is a non-invasive therapy that can address in-born errors of metabolism in key neurobiological pathways, neurochemical synthesis, second messenger signalling and uptake of neurotransmitters.  Case studies have found multi component micronutrient treatment more effective than Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. 


Targeted Yoga and Breathing Techniques


At the Body Guard Clinic, Christine also introduces a unique program of targeted yoga and breathing techniques that stimulate the vagus nerve, rebalance the nervous system, and rebalance and support the areas of the brain that assist in neurotransmitter and hormone regulation. This program directly responds to the bio-chemical  and physical differences between OCD sufferers and healthy individuals. 



A Holistic Treatment Plan

OCD can be accompanied not only by a host of co-morbidities such as trichotillomania but also by many other problems and conditions often caused by the stress that develops in the body as a result of the OCD.

As a naturopath Christine take a holistic approach to your health. She doesn't just treat the OCD. Christine considers the whole body as a starting point for treatment - a treatment that may address simultaneously dietary inadequacies, gut absorption issues, mineral and vitamin rebalancing, hormonal adjustments etc. She also finds it vital to check for, and respond to, heavy metal toxicities and gut overgrowths.  Most of all, Christine tries to find ways of reducing  stress, as experienced in the mind via the anxiety, as well as reducing the resulting stress that impacts on the body and its systems.


For what to expect at an appointment, click here  

Click here for more about Christine Barnes, Professional Experience, Personalised CareServices and The Body Guard Clinic.  


If you feel you have anxiety, or even OCD, or would simply like to feel better, contact The Body Guard 07 31512183 or 0421 379615 to make an appointment.

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