| Published: December 08, 2021
Acupuncturist’s Perspective on Psychological Health
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.
This is an Open Access Research distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any Medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
© 2021, Shaji H. S. & Hebbani S.
Received: July 26, 2021; Revision Received: November 16, 2021; Accepted: December 08, 2021
Published in Volume 09, Issue 4, October- December, 2021