My experience with homeopathy

Homeopathy is a “treatment” based on the use of extremely diluted substances, which practitioners claim can cause the body to heal itself. To be honest I didn’t believe in this form of therapy when I tried it. But I would have been happy to be proven wrong so I tried it. I went to a person’s home, a women around […]

My experience with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)

When I was around 20 year old I started experiencing panic attacks and ongoing obessive thoughts. My therapist adviced Cognitive-behavioral therapy. It is very common therapy for treating obsessive thoughts and anxiety issue. In my case I talked with my therapist and se started writing my biggest fears on a big whiteboard. Then she added my behavior and thoughts. I […]

My experience with the Alpha stim AID device

What is it: The Alpha-Stim AID is a small device that uses Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) therapy to reduce anxiety symptoms. It sends little electrical signals through the earlobe. My experience: You need to use ear clips and lay down for about half an hour. At first, I felt the electric shocks given by the ear clips but after about 4 sessions I did no […]

Acupuncture for Anxiety, OCD and Chronic Pain

What is it: Acupuncture is based on traditional Chinese medicine. It involves inserting thin needles into targeted areas of the body. Inserting needles into specific points in the body should bring the energy flow within your body back into proper balance. This should relieve pain and other illnesses. My experience: I was laying on a bed for about 30 minutes listening […]

My experience with Escitalopram

Escitalopram is a medication to treat depressions. Several SSRI are available with slightly different effects on the brain and the body. I tried paroxetine and escitalopram. Compared to paroxetine, escitalopram is much newer. Escitalopram does come with side effects. I experienced a weight gain of about 10 kg, which is acceptable to me. I did not notice any other side […]

My experience with Neurofeedback

Neurofeedback is a non-invasive way to alter your brain waves. In people with anxiety, depression, ADHD, or OCD the brain waves, measured with an EEG, differ from normal people. The idea is that your neurofeedback provider can stimulate your brain waves by given small rewards. This could be increasing your brain activity for people with anxiety for example or decreasing […]

My experience with Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral therapy is a gentle, hands-on approach that tries to releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve well-being. A craniosacral therapist lives very near me so I decided to try it out. A session started with me talking to the therapist about what happened last week and how I felt about it. Then I would […]

My experience with MicroTMS / PEMF therapy

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a type of brain stimulation therapy. It’s a non-invasive treatment. It uses electromagnetic pulses to stimulate certain brainwaves. Compared to TMS, MicroTMS of PEMF uses a less strong magnetic field. I believe the magnetic field used inregular TMS machines has a strength of 1 or 2 Tesla. The strength of the magnetic field with MicrosTMS is around […]

My experience with Paroxetine

What is it: Medication to treat depressions. Several SSRI are available with slightly different effects on the brain and the body. I tried paroxetine and escitalopram. My experience: Paroxetine is an older SSRI. The side effects I experienced were weight gain and fatigue. Some people have real problems quitting paroxetine. For me, this was absolutely no problem. Whenever I forgot a […]

Living with anxiety and OCD

I am currently 43 years old and have lived with anxiety and OCD issues since childhood. I know there are a lot of people out there who suffer from similar issues. I decided to make one big post about all the therapies I tried. I will describe what it did, what worked, and what didn’t. What the therapy’s cost, and […]