Autism symptoms may be reduced by therapeutic scalp acupuncture, researchers find

(Natural News) Researchers from the Hong Kong Baptist University have found that scalp acupuncture can be used as a therapy for autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Their findings were published in the journal Chinese Medicine. In the study, researchers noted that incidences of ASD have been increasing recently. To note, while acupuncture is the most widely used therapy in...
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DiscussionWe prepared a well-designed clinical trial to investigate the safety and effectiveness of UGSJB on ASD symptoms compared with placebo treatment. The results from this study will provide clinical evidence on the safety, effectiveness, and economic value of UGSJB combined with acupuncture in children with ASD.Trial registrationClinical Research Information Service:KCT0003007 (registered on April 5, 2018)
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The objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of SAT in children with ASD. Methods: Information from 6 databases, including MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane database, AMED, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, and Wanfang Data, were retrieved from the inception of each database from 1980 through September 2018. Randomized controlled trials evaluating the efficacy of SAT for patients with ASD were included. The primary outcome measures were the Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS) and Autism Behavior Checklist (ABC). The secondary outcome measures were Psychoeducational Profile (Third Edition) (PEP-3) scores. Risk...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Source Type: research
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is a common disease and the incidence has been rising constantly. Acupuncture is one of the most widely used complementary and alternative medicine therapies. Despite studies ha...
Source: Chinese Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Conclusions. This review suggests that acupuncture may be effective and safe for pediatric ASD. However, it is not conclusive due to the heterogeneity of the acupuncture treatment methods used in the studies. PMID: 29552077 [PubMed]
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
In conclusion, the consensus is that both channels and points may have an important role in autism symptoms enhancement. Based on the present study, the specific channels and points selection and stimulation types need further investigation through clinical trials.
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
In conclusion, the consensus is that both channels and points may have an important role in autism symptoms enhancement. Based on the on the present study, specific channels and point stimulation regimens need further investigation on regimens' efficacy and agree certain methods of stimulation.
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy of needling thirteen ghost acupoints for children with autism spectrum disorder.MethodsA total of 90 cases with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) aged between 2 and 6 years were randomly allocated into 2 groups by random number table. The control group (n=45) received routine rehabilitative training, and the treatment group (n=45) received acupuncture at thirteen ghost acupoints plus routine rehabilitative training. The Beijing Gesell developmental (Gesell) scale and autism behavior checklist (ABC) were used to assess the intellectual, language and behavior development before ...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 June 2017 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Jurairat Khongrum, Jintanaporn Wattanathorn The novel therapeutic strategy against autism is essential due to the limited therapeutic efficacy. Based on the benefit of laser acupuncture at HT7 acupoint on the neurological disorders related with oxidative stress and inflammation, its benefit on oxidative stress, neuroinflammation, and GABAergic/glutamatergic imbalance in cerebellum of autism have been considered. To elucidate this issue, male rat pups were induced autistic-like conditions by valproic acid (VPA) and...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A pilot feasibility study to determine if young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their parents would tolerate and adhere to an office- and home-based acupuncture/acupressure intervention showed completion of all 16 biweekly sessions and measurements of their effects before, during, and after the protocol.
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Publication date: Available online 15 June 2017 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Jurairat Khongrum, Jintanaporn Wattanathorn The novel therapeutic strategy against autism is essential due to the limited therapeutic efficacy. Based on the benefit of laser acupuncture at HT7 acupoint on the neurological disorders related with oxidative stress and inflammation, its benefit on oxidative stress, neuroinflammation and GABAergic/glutamatergic imbalance in cerebellum of autism have been considered. To elucidate this issue, male rat pups were induced autistic-like condition by valproic acid (VPA) and t...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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