Clinical Study Finds Scalp Acupuncture Effective for Treating Autistic Children
[Source: Medical X-Press]
The School of Chinese Medicine (SCM) of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) conducted a clinical observation of scalp acupuncture treatment for 68 children with autism. The findings indicated that 66 patients have shown improvements after treatment, resulting in an overall efficacy rate of 97%. The treatment was found to be more effective in younger children.
Autism Spectrum Disorder is a disorder of brain neural development. The majority of the autistic patients developed significant impaired social interaction, verbal communication delay and behavioral disorder before the age of three. The effect of medication on improving the language, behavioral and communication abilities of the autistic patients is limited.
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