[Effect of acupuncture combined behavior intervention on children with autism].

To investigate the effect of acupuncture combined behavior intervention on children with autism.
Patients were treated by "Jin's three-needling" as the main measure with the assistance of behavior intervention, and the changes were compared among the three groups (29 cases in combination group, 15 cases in acupuncture group and 10 cases in intervention group) before and after treatment of various factors and scores estimated by the autism behavior checklist (ABC) and autism development checklist (ADC).
In the combination group, the total scores of ABC and most factors of ABC including body movement, social communication and language factor were improved significantly after treatment (P < 0.01), but there was no significant changes in sense factor and daily life self-caring factor (P > 0.05). Comparison of most items of ADC before and after treatment also showed significant difference (P < 0.01).
Acupuncture combined behavior intervention has better therapeutic efficacy in the treatment of children with autism.
AuthorsRui-ling Ma, Qing Yuan, J Rui
JournalZhongguo Zhong xi yi jie he za zhi Zhongguo Zhongxiyi jiehe zazhi = Chinese journal of integrated traditional and Western medicine / Zhongguo Zhong xi yi jie he xue hui, Zhongguo Zhong yi yan jiu yuan zhu ban (Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi) Vol. 26 Issue 5 Pg. 419-22 (May 2006) ISSN: 1003-5370 [Print] China
PMID16883908 (Publication Type: English Abstract, Journal Article)
  • Acupuncture Therapy (methods)
  • Autistic Disorder (therapy)
  • Behavior Therapy
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male

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