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| Published: December 08, 2021

Acupuncturist’s Perspective on Psychological Health

Helina Susan Shaji

M.Sc Psychology, Sampurna Montfort College, Bangalore, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Sudharshan Hebbani

Assistant Professor, Sampurna Montfort College, Bangalore, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.104.20210904

DOI: 10.25215/0904.104

ABSTRACT

This study was aimed to understand the perspective of Acupuncturists towards psychological health. Recent literature has shown that Acupuncture can be used to treat depression, anxiety and PTSD; however, not many studies have been conducted in terms of understanding psychological health and well-being in general. Semi-structured interviews were conducted on 11 participants from South India who practiced Indian Acupuncture. Grounded theory laid the foundation of this study, and the data was analyzed using thematic analysis. Five themes were identified – holistic entity, mind morbid, flow of energy, healthy mind and basis of treatment. This study can be used as a basis to conduct more research in the field of psychological health using acupuncture alone or in combination with psychotherapy.

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Helina Susan Shaji @ helina.susan.shaji@gmail.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.104.20210904

10.25215/0904.104

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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 4, October- December, 2021