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Article: Randomized controlled trial of acupuncture versus sham acupuncture in autism spectrum disorder

TitleRandomized controlled trial of acupuncture versus sham acupuncture in autism spectrum disorder
Authors
KeywordsAlternative medicine
Issue Date2010
PublisherMary Ann Liebert, Inc Publishers. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.liebertpub.com/acm
Citation
Journal Of Alternative And Complementary Medicine, 2010, v. 16 n. 5, p. 545-553 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective: We aim to study the efficacy of acupuncture versus sham acupuncture in children with autism spectrum disorder. Methods: A single-blind randomized control trial was conducted in 50 children. These children were randomly assigned to the treatment group with tongue acupuncture (40 sessions over 8 weeks) or the control group (sham tongue acupuncture to nonacupoints in the tongue). Results: There was improvement in both the treatment and control groups in all assessed measures but more so in the treatment than in the control group: (1) eye-hand coordination, performance, and practical reasoning of Griffiths Mental Developmental Scale; (2) sensory-motor, social, affectual, language, and total score of Ritvo-Freeman Real Life Scale; (3) Comprehension Language age in the Reynell Language Developmental Scale; and (4) Total Score and Mental Age in Symbolic Play Test. The only statistically significant improvement in the treatment as compared to the control group was seen in self-care and cognition domains of the Functional Independence Measure for children. Conclusions: We had demonstrated that a short course of acupuncture had efficacy in improving various developmental and behavioral aspects of children with autism. The long-term efficacy in functional gain needs to be further explored. © Copyright 2010, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/128524
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 1.395
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.475
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dc.description.abstractObjective: We aim to study the efficacy of acupuncture versus sham acupuncture in children with autism spectrum disorder. Methods: A single-blind randomized control trial was conducted in 50 children. These children were randomly assigned to the treatment group with tongue acupuncture (40 sessions over 8 weeks) or the control group (sham tongue acupuncture to nonacupoints in the tongue). Results: There was improvement in both the treatment and control groups in all assessed measures but more so in the treatment than in the control group: (1) eye-hand coordination, performance, and practical reasoning of Griffiths Mental Developmental Scale; (2) sensory-motor, social, affectual, language, and total score of Ritvo-Freeman Real Life Scale; (3) Comprehension Language age in the Reynell Language Developmental Scale; and (4) Total Score and Mental Age in Symbolic Play Test. The only statistically significant improvement in the treatment as compared to the control group was seen in self-care and cognition domains of the Functional Independence Measure for children. Conclusions: We had demonstrated that a short course of acupuncture had efficacy in improving various developmental and behavioral aspects of children with autism. The long-term efficacy in functional gain needs to be further explored. © Copyright 2010, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.en_HK
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dc.titleRandomized controlled trial of acupuncture versus sham acupuncture in autism spectrum disorderen_HK
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